Author Archives: SignCraft Magazine

Tired of digging for posts? Drive them in.

Digging post holes can be a hassle—especially if you’re in an area where the ground freezes in winter. Even in warmer climates, digging… Read More

Here’s what others charge for box truck graphics

About a week ago, we asked Trade Secrets readers to tell us what they would charge to do the graphics on a 16-ft…. Read More

Essential tools for sign makers

One of the ways you can add to your bottom line without raising your prices is to boost your efficiency. It’s the old… Read More

The laser makes short-run POP displays practical

“I know that some sign people find a niche for their laser work then more or less stay there,” says Mike Duran, Insight… Read More

Designer at work: Rich Dombey

Rich Dombey shifted his focus to truck lettering years ago—designing logos and vehicle graphics for service businesses like landscapers, contractors and towing companies…. Read More

Hank Pryor

Shop name: Kingdom Productions Shop size: 12,100 sq. ft. Staff: 16 Age: 59 Graphics equipment: AXYZ 5-by-12 CNC router PlasmaCAM CNC Plasma Cutter… Read More

Jake Flurer

Shop name: Jake Lettering & Design Shop size: 1200 sq. ft. Staff: Jake and Janet Flurer Age: 58 Graphics equipment: Roland TruVIS VG-540… Read More

Design & Price: Box 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


Robert Lee Dear SignCraft, In August, I lost a good friend and mentor, Bob Lee. I met Bob over 37 years ago when… 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… Read More

Signs We’ve Seen

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

Tips & Tricks

Search for layout ideas on stock photo sites The world of sign design moves closer to the world of graphic design every day…. Read More

Xpert Tools

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Swipe these ideas!

Let’s make that “Borrow these ideas!” So often, the spark of inspiration that you need to start a design comes from seeing the… Read More

Shop vehicles that get customers calling

As sign people, we talk about image with our customers all the time. We don’t, though, always take a close look at our… Read More

Is the background going to waste?

Most of the time, sign designers focus on the lettering and possibly a graphic for a sign design. The letters might get outlined,… Read More

CNC routers deliver head-turning signage

Sourcelist These companies offer products for CNC sign production and reach sign pros through SignCraft: CNC equipment AXYZ Gerber Scientific Products… Read More

Designer at work: Sean Beauchamp

Southpaw Studios is one of those combination design studio/sign shop/ unique fabrication shops. It was born as a sign shop focused on painted… Read More

From engraved plaques to cut steel signage, lasers do it all

Having a laser in your shop almost always means a broad range of work—from cell phone cases and key fobs to signage. Customers… Read More

Signs We’ve Seen

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