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Dealing with a bad customer-provided design

A customer comes to you with a design they made up and want to use it for their sign. You know it’s going… Read More

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Get the most from sign substrates

Sourcelist: substrates Acrylic sheet Plaskolite Aluminum composite material/ACM 3A Composites USA Grimco Laminators Inc. Mitsubishi Plastic Composites Nudo Products Inc. United Industries Engraving… Read More

Samples and photos make sales easier

Whether it’s a simple display on the office wall or a large showroom, one of the best tools for marketing your work are… Read More

Design & Price: 4×8 real estate 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

John Hannukaine: Still pulling lines

Back in 1997, John Hannukaine literally wrote the book on pinstriping with his Pinstriping and Vehicle Graphics, published by SignCraft. In 120 pages… Read More

Jason Nale

Shop name: Nazareth Sign Company Shop size: 360 sq. ft. Age: 47 Graphics equipment: Jaguar 48 48-in. cutter Online: On Facebook as Nazareth… Read More

Tim Bauman

Shop name: All Signs & Graphics Shop size: 2500 sq. ft. Age: 58 Graphics equipment: Mimaki CJV print/cut Roland Vp-540 Gerber plotter Gerber… Read More


Get a lift Dear SignCraft, Not long ago I got a call to hand letter an old truck that had been restored. The… 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

Tips & Tricks

Have a tip to share? Be a part of SignCraft! Share your favorite shortcuts, gadgets used in your shop and other time-savers. Email… Read More

PVC can help you offer an affordable 3D sign

Often a client would like a 3D sign instead of a flat sign but just can’t stretch their budget for it. Or they… Read More

More tips on removing vinyl graphics

After our recent post, How do you remove old vinyl graphics—and price it?, several readers told us they agreed that removing old vinyl… Read More

How do you remove old vinyl graphics—and price it?

Issue after issue of SignCraft shows great-looking cut vinyl graphics and printed wraps on vehicles, but seldom do we talk about removing them…. Read More

Professional finishes deliver value

Source list: Paints and finishes 1Shot Paints: Lettering and bulletin enamels, background finishes, specialty finishes Akzo Nobel: Base coat/clear coat paint system… Read More

Sergio and Sandy Bassetto

First featured: September/October 2010 Shop name: Graphicus Signs & Designs Shop size: 7000 sq. ft. Graphics equipment: 4-by-8 -ft. Vytek CNC router 64-in…. Read More

Timber Signs

Manfred Didier and Marcus Goebel First featured: September/October 2008 Shop name: Timber Signs Shop size: 5000 sq. ft. Age: Manfred is 50; Marcus… Read More

Andy Stroh

First featured: March/April 2011 Shop name: ACS Graphics Shop size: 2000 sq. ft. Age: 46 Graphics equipment: Mutoh printer/cutter CorelDRAW Online: On… Read More