Author Archives: SignCraft Magazine

Get great design ideas on your phone every day

One thing you never have enough of in the sign business is fresh ideas and design inspiration. You’re constantly pressed to come up… Read More

Small Balls

-0 +2 tolerance acrylic braille balls in white, black, gray, clear, stainless steel and brass finishes for ADA signs, plus the EZ Bit… Read More

Matthews Paints

Manufactures a wide variety of durable finishes for the sign industry

ShopBot Tools

ShopBot offers affordable CNC equipment for sign makers and the HandiBot, a smart power tool for cutting and machining in the shop or… Read More

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

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

Step-by-step: Traditional airbrushed lettering

Jersey-style truck lettering, with its gradient blends, custom-designed lettering and chrome effects, has much of its roots in race car lettering and rock-and-roll… Read More

Sign panels and substrates at work

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

Bob Bjorkquist

Shop name: Bob’s Signs Shop size: 1200 sq. ft. Age: 56 Staff: Three plus Bob Graphics equipment: 2-by-3-ft. Laguna IQ Pro CNC router… Read More

Redgie Adams

Shop name: Adams Signs Shop size: 2600 sq. ft. Age: 69 Staff: Redgie Adams and Jon Moore Graphics equipment: MultiCam CNC router Roland… Read More

Tom Bowen

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


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

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

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

Fix a cutter that doesn’t cut graphics completely

It’s really frustrating to start weeding a contour cut print/lam job only to find that some of the cuts are incomplete because the… Read More

Download this helpful sales tool

Even when you make them every day, it’s easy to overlook some of the potential sign needs of your customers. Dan Mika created… Read More

6 ways to get control of your business

There have been a lot of great articles in SignCraft over the years—helpful pointers on design, color, techniques and more. Many veteran sign… Read More

Finding a market for laser cutting and engraving

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 & Price: Truck lettering

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

Vince on stripes and lines

Vince Balistreri was in his early 20s, doing custom paint work in a body shop, when he first tried his hand at pinstriping…. Read More

Periandros Damoulis

Shop name: Senior designer at House of Signs, Frisco, Colorado and launching Age: 54 Graphics equipment: Vectric Aspire Autodesk Artcam Pro Autodesk… Read More