Author Archives: SignCraft Magazine

Ray and Rose Grossi

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March 2021: Letters

Mike Meyer’s upcoming book: “Sign Painting” Dear SignCraft, Read this article and many more like it with a membership to SignCraft.Already a… Read More

Profile: Ian Macdonald

Shop name: Historic Sign Restorations City: Rochester, New York Age: 60 Staff: Ian plus Scott Knox Shop size: 800 sq. ft. Online:… Read More

Signs We’ve Seen: February 2021

Check out this creative sign work by SignCraft’s readers. We’re always interested in seeing your work or photos of great-looking signs you’ve seen…. Read More

What would this 4×8 sign sell for?

Almost every sign shop makes 4×8 signs. The uncut panel fits the square footage requirements of many sign codes, and they are efficient… Read More

What would this 4×8 sign sell for?

The 4×8 sign is a very common format for most sign shops. Many sign code restrictions limit certain signs to 32 sq. ft…. Read More

Design & Price: Truck and trailer for a landscape company

We gave three top sign designers the following scenario and asked them to do a drawing of the graphics they might have produced… Read More

Bringing classic wood signs back to life

When Ian Macdonald was thinking about getting back in the sign business after being out of it for a while, he noticed how… Read More

Tips & Tricks: Peel acrylic masking easily

We recently routed a few hundred acrylic COVID barriers and planned to bend feet on them after routing for added stability. To do… Read More

Tips and Tricks: Big shadows make cutouts easy

A cutout shape adds a lot of interest to lettering or a sign—especially a simple flat panel. Here’s an easy way to take… Read More

Profile: Julio Gil

Shop name: Central Coast Sign and Design City: Salinas, California Staff: 6 Age: 45 Shop size: 3300 sq. ft. Graphics equipment: Vision 4×8… Read More

Shop Trucks

Take a look at these great-looking shop vehicles. It’s never been easier to send us photos of yours, too! Click here or email… Read More

Nine secrets to building a sign business that lasts

Succeeding in the sign business for 35 years is a major achievement. Brian Schofield, with much help from Karin Levin, has made that… Read More

Bob Parsons

Bob shows us how a visit to the school guidance counselor reveals a life-changing career opportunity for a young man in this month’s… Read More

Design & Price: 4×8 overlaid plywood sign

In every issue of SignCraft Magazine, we gave a few sign makers an imaginary project and asked them to do a sketch of… Read More

Profile: Scott Martin video

Profile: Scott Martin

Earlier this month, we told readers of the October 2020 passing of Scott Martin, an outstanding sign maker from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Scott… Read More

How to determine your hourly rate

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Six ways to juice your flat sign designs

  Not every customer can afford a 3D masterpiece sign—and not every customer needs one. But that doesn’t mean that a flat sign… Read More

Signs of Sanibel Island: Revisited

As many of you know, SignCraft Magazine was born in our 1500-sq.-foot commercial sign shop in Fort Myers, Florida, in 1980. The plan… Read More