Author Archives: David Showalter

David Showalter's shop, David Design, is in Bryan, Ohio.

What’s it cost to produce these three jobsite signs?

A local construction company that’s just starting out needed a few basic jobsite signs. They had a few remodeling jobs underway, but were… Read More

What’s it cost to produce this sandblasted sign?

Material Costs: 80-lb 1.5-in. HDU: $50 Roller cover, sandblast mask, etc.: $60 Latex paint: $30 Subcontract sandblasting: $60 Total: $200 Labor: Create design:… Read More

What’s it cost to produce this 23-by-32-in. sandblasted sign?

Materials: Allwood western red cedar sign blank: $130 Sandblast mask: $45 Paint: $30 Total materials: $205 Labor: Design: 20 minutes Cut panel to… Read More

What’s it cost to produce this 18-by-60-in. flat sign?

Materials: Aluminum composite panel — $40 Digital print $mdash; $50 Paint (primer plus four colors) — $55   Total materials — $145 Labor: Design/prep… Read More