Author Archives: Braun Bleamer

Braun Bleamer’s shop, Jet Signs Inc., is in Palmerton, Pennsylvania.

Overcoming white truck syndrome

If a small business owner needs a new truck and wants to make a good deal on one, it’s probably going to be… Read More

What does it cost to produce this freestanding sign?

Materials: Planks and posts: $200 Two 30-by-84-by-3/8-in. steel faces: $300 PVC letters: $150 Total materials: $650 Labor: Design and prep file: 1 hour… Read More

What’s it cost to produce this 5-by-12-ft. storefront sign?

Materials: 5-by-10 panel of 1.5-in. 15-lb. Sign-Foam HDU: $525 Black Beauty abrasive: $40 30-mil sandblast mask: $100 Primer and paint: $75 PPG clear… Read More

Letter the truck — not just the doors

The traditional approach to truck lettering has long been to treat the door as the format. Maybe that’s because for years trucks had… Read More

What’s it cost to produce these 3-by-3-ft. sandblasted signs?

Materials: 4×10 ft. sheet of SignFoam HDU board – $410 Sandblast mask – $75 Clear coat – $125 Paint and misc – $75… Read More

Flat signs can deliver a dimensional look

Usually when a customer comes into the shop, it’s because they’ve seen some of my dimensional work out in the field and they… Read More