Author Archives: SignCraft Magazine

Russ Mills

Shop name: Russ Mills Signs Shop size: 1300 sq. ft. Age: 53 Graphics equipment: 30-in. Summa plotter SignLab software Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop… Read More

Shane Durnford

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Design & Price: Sailboat transom

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

Bill Riedel: Portraits and Stories I can’t think of many Letterheads or Walldog meets that I’ve heard about—or have been to—where Bill Riedel… 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

Tips & Tricks

Low-tech letter production Just wanted to share this tidbit with you about a job we did recently. The customer was in a big… Read More

Tired of digging posts? Drive them in.

The posts for this sign were installed using a post anchor system called Oz-Posts, which are galvanized steel post anchors that you drive… Read More

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

Letters

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 signcraft@signcraft.com 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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