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Profile: Dennis Stanworth

October 31st, 2018 by

Shop name: Stanworth Signs Shop size: 600 sq. ft. Age: 53 Graphics equipment: Roland GR540 plotter Online: While many sign business owners… Read More

Plain talk about getting deposits

October 30th, 2018 by

Really, it’s simple. If someone asks you to do work for them, you should expect to be paid for your time. Call a… Read More

Design & Price: 3D sign for a law office

October 31st, 2018 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


October 31st, 2018 by

Mike Fast, 1940–2018 Mike Fast of Andrew Mack & Son Brush Co. died September 29, 2018. Those who bought brushes from Mike or… Read More

Shop Trucks

October 31st, 2018 by

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

Tips & Tricks

October 31st, 2018 by

Less is more: Use before-and-afters to sell signs Although retired from Corporate Image of Illinois, the architectural design and consultation firm I established… Read More

Practice pays off

August 30th, 2018 by

The sign trade can span a wide range of skills from hand lettering, wood carving, calligraphy, vinyl application, design, glass work, screen printing,… Read More

Substrate roundup: Balancing cost and performance

August 31st, 2018 by

Sourcelist: substrates Aluminum composite material/ACM 3A Composites USA Grimco Laminators Inc. Mitsubishi Plastic Composites Nudo Products Inc. United Industries Engraving materials Duets by… Read More

Creating textured letters with Gorilla Glue polyurethane glue

August 31st, 2018 by

Materials: Gorilla Glue No. 11 X-Acto knife Paper mixing cup, stirring sticks 2-by-4-in. corrugated plastic scraps Gold leaf Createx Pure Pigment Paint mask… Read More

Help your clients get free social media marketing

August 29th, 2018 by

One of the most fun aspects of our business is that we never know what the next project may be. The only certain… Read More