Author Archives: SignCraft Magazine

Fancy isn’t always better

Neuropsychology has recently “discovered” something that top sign designers have known for a long time: Clean, simple letter styles are read much faster… Read More

Design & Price: 4-by-10-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

Designing successful racecar graphics

At 15, Braun Bleamer was in the graphics program at his local vo-tech school, but not sure what he wanted to do. He… Read More

Dave Sautter

Shop name: Dave Couch Signs Shop size: 2000 sq. ft. total Staff: Five plus Dave Age: 53 Graphics equipment: Roland 54-in. printer/cutter Graphtec… Read More

David Adrian Smith

Shop name: David Adrian Smith, Traditional Ornamental Glass Artist Studio size: 1200 sq. ft. Age: 51 Graphics equipment: Summa 610 cutter Gerber Omega… Read More

Noëlla Cotnam

Noëlla Cotnam has a reputation for making beautiful signs, being a part of Letterhead and Walldog events and a willingness to share her… Read More

Monte Rogers 1953–2019

I can’t remember how I first came across Monte Rogers and his great-looking sign work. I have a hunch that I heard about… Read More

Letters

Wanted: Chester Cunningham’s Sign Design Notebook Dear SignCraft, I’ve been really hot on the work of the late Chester Cunningham, but it is… Read More

Tips & Tricks

Direct printing on aluminum composite material We do a lot of direct printing of graphics on aluminum composite material before cutting out the… 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

Build one of these handy racks to store sheet goods

Handling and storing sheet goods is a fact of life in the sign business. Doing it efficiently takes the hassle away, speeds production… Read More

Add power to your sign designs

Would you like your layouts to look like this: Instead of this: The bottom version certainly gets the job done, but the top… Read More

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