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Timely Signs

June 26th, 2019 by

Owners: Paul and Joe Beichert Shop size: 15,000 sq. ft. Staff: 19 Age: Paul, 46 and Joe, 42 Graphics equipment: Two Roland XR-640… Read More

What’s it cost to letter this semi cab?

June 20th, 2019 by

Materials: 6 sq. ft. of Dark Green Oracal 751 vinyl film: $12 Application tape: $3 Miscellaneous supplies: $2 Total materials: $17 Labor: Design/sales:… Read More

Letters

June 26th, 2019 by

Thanks, Bob Fitzgerald! Dear SignCraft, Every sign painter has one or two names in their memory of those who helped them and were… Read More

Max Chamberlin

June 26th, 2019 by

Before his death at 24 in a tragic accident, Max Chamberlin had spent a good deal of his life growing up and working… Read More

Shop Trucks

June 26th, 2019 by

Send us a photo of your shop truck today at signcraft@signcraft.com or to SignCraft, P.O. Box 60031, Fort Myers, FL 33906. Read this… Read More

Signs We’ve Seen

June 26th, 2019 by

We’d like to see your work! …or photos of signs you’ve seen. Email them today to signcraft@signcraft.com or mail to SignCraft, PO Box… Read More

Tips & Tricks

June 26th, 2019 by

Brackets for post mounted signs I’ve used this method for most of my post-mounted signs over the years. It’s an aluminum bracket that… Read More

Effective design creates a powerful first impression

April 30th, 2019 by

Recently, a new restaurant opened up near my office. It had been vacant for almost ten years, and people were very excited for… Read More

Using swatches, patterns and tiles in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

April 30th, 2019 by

Do you ever wish to add a texture or pattern to letters or graphics? Maybe you’ve never really needed them, but with a… Read More

Design & Price: 4-by-16-ft. storefront sign

May 1st, 2019 by

In every issue, SignCraft gives a few sign makers an imaginary project. We ask them to do a sketch of the sign they… Read More