Author Archives: SignCraft Magazine

Use Instagram to market your sign work

Ever since we started sharing photos of great-looking signs every day on Instagram (you’ll find us at @signcraftmagazine), we’ve heard from sign people… Read More

Michael Keene

In 1975, at 20 years old, Mike Keene got engaged, married his wife and moved to Colorado—all in the space of five days…. Read More

Will McLear

Shop name: Ocean Graphics Shop size: 2700 sq. ft. Staff: Five Age: 35 Graphics equipment: Roland printer/cutter Royal Sovereign laminator Graphtec plotter Inventables… Read More

Tony Sullivan

Shop name: Graphix Signs & Design Shop size: 1000 sq. ft. shop space plus 675 sq. ft. office Staff: Two plus Tony Age:… Read More

Design & Price: Van 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

Letters

Help push Bob Behounek and the Chicago Brushmasters support of Ronald McDonald House over one million dollars. Vote today! Bob Behounek, Chicago-area sign… Read More

Shop Trucks

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

Signs We’ve Seen

We’d like to see your work! …or photos of signs you’ve seen. Email them today to signcraft@signcraft.com or mail to SignCraft, PO Box… Read More

Tips & Tricks

Make sandblasted HDU woodgrain look even more realistic I often sandblast high-density urethane through the Grain-Fraim to simulate sandblasted woodgrain backgrounds. Over the… Read More

Try this easy approach to estimating

Ever wish there was a formula you could use to check your pricing? Here’s one we learned about from Jim Jackson of Artcraft… Read More

Custom PVC posts are an easy upgrade to sell

Custom posts and mountings are a great way to make signs more appealing and more effective. They make the sign more obvious—without adding… Read More

Design drives successful digital prints

To say digital printing is everywhere would be an understatement. Vehicle wraps, flat signs, wall coverings, floor graphics, stickers, windows—it’s everywhere and then… Read More

The secrets of killer truck lettering design

Good design never goes out of date, and that’s as true of vehicle graphics as it is about architecture or furniture design. Recently,… Read More

Design & Price: 3D residential 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

Art Amerman

Shop name: A&A Signs Shop size: 1400 sq. ft. Age: 62 Graphics equipment: Roland SP540 printer Summa S-class 48-in. plotter EMseal laminator Roland… Read More

Jeff Cahill

If your SignCraft collection goes back that far, you’ll find Jeff Cahill on the cover of the Summer 1983 issue, along with a… Read More

Kurt Gaber

Shop name: Gaber Signs Shop size: 3000 sq. ft. Staff: Two full-time Age: 54 Graphics equipment: Roland XR-640 printer/cutter FlexiSign Gerber Omega Three… Read More

Letters

Hand-lettered signs bear the maker’s mark Dear SignCraft, Back in the day B.C. (Before Computers), I studied and admired many hand-lettered signs. Being… Read More

Shop Trucks

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

Signs We’ve Seen

We’d like to see your work! …or photos of signs you’ve seen. Email them today to signcraft@signcraft.com or mail to SignCraft, PO Box… Read More