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Tom Bowen

May 1st, 2019 by

Shop name: Plainfield Signs Shop size: 2400 sq. ft. Age: 62 Staff: Three plus Tom and Sue Graphics equipment: Roland SP540 printer/cutter Roland… Read More

Letters

May 1st, 2019 by

Greg Preheim: 1945 – 2018 Greg Preheim of Greg Signs & Murals, Irene, South Dakota, died November 20, 2018 of lymphoma. He and,… Read More

Tips & Tricks

May 1st, 2019 by

Bond Styrofoam with Great Stuff foam sealant We often make interior signs, displays and props from extruded polystyrene foam, often called Styrofoam. We… Read More

Shop Trucks

May 1st, 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

What’s it cost to produce this 3D entrance sign?

February 23rd, 2019 by

Materials: 4-by-5-ft. 3/4-in. PVC board: $120 2-by-4-ft. 1/2-in. PVC board: $40 2-by-5-ft. ¼-in. PVC board: $30 4-by-5-ft. 4mm corrugated plastic: $7 1 quart… Read More

Finding a market for laser cutting and engraving

February 28th, 2019 by

Cutting letters and graphics for signs is a natural for the laser, but there is a lot more work out there for the… Read More

Design Clinic: Restaurant window signs

February 23rd, 2019 by

Much of my work in recent years centered around fascias and vehicle graphics, but it wasn’t always that way. In my early days,… Read More

The challenges of concept design

February 23rd, 2019 by

I often get asked if we charge for design. The answer is always “Yes!”—with one caveat. We do charge upfront for design, but… Read More

Design & Price: Truck lettering

February 28th, 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

Adapting logos to vehicles

February 23rd, 2019 by

When you think about designing wraps for vehicles, it’s akin to putting a puzzle together—making sure all the elements fit together, and making… Read More