Author Archives: SignCraft Magazine

Max Chamberlin

Before his death at 24 in a tragic accident, Max Chamberlin had spent a good deal of his life growing up and working… 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

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

Brackets for post mounted signs I’ve used this method for most of my post-mounted signs over the years. It’s an aluminum bracket that… Read More

Put a little curve on it

You see a lot of flat signs, and you see a fair amount of 3D signs with flat layers—but you don’t see very… Read More

Get great design ideas on your phone every day

One thing you never have enough of in the sign business is fresh ideas and design inspiration. You’re constantly pressed to come up… Read More

Small Balls

-0 +2 tolerance acrylic braille balls in white, black, gray, clear, stainless steel and brass finishes for ADA signs, plus the EZ Bit… Read More

Matthews Paints

Manufactures a wide variety of durable finishes for the sign industry

ShopBot Tools

ShopBot offers affordable CNC equipment for sign makers and the HandiBot, a smart power tool for cutting and machining in the shop or… Read More

Design & Price: 4-by-16-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

Step-by-step: Traditional airbrushed lettering

Jersey-style truck lettering, with its gradient blends, custom-designed lettering and chrome effects, has much of its roots in race car lettering and rock-and-roll… Read More

Sign panels and substrates at work

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

Bob Bjorkquist

Shop name: Bob’s Signs Shop size: 1200 sq. ft. Age: 56 Staff: Three plus Bob Graphics equipment: 2-by-3-ft. Laguna IQ Pro CNC router… Read More

Redgie Adams

Shop name: Adams Signs Shop size: 2600 sq. ft. Age: 69 Staff: Redgie Adams and Jon Moore Graphics equipment: MultiCam CNC router Roland… Read More

Tom Bowen

Shop name: Plainfield Signs Shop size: 2400 sq. ft. Age: 62 Staff: Three plus Tom and Sue Graphics equipment: Roland SP540 printer/cutter Roland… Read More


Greg Preheim: 1945 – 2018 Greg Preheim of Greg Signs & Murals, Irene, South Dakota, died November 20, 2018 of lymphoma. He and,… Read More

Tips & Tricks

Bond Styrofoam with Great Stuff foam sealant We often make interior signs, displays and props from extruded polystyrene foam, often called Styrofoam. We… 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

Fix a cutter that doesn’t cut graphics completely

It’s really frustrating to start weeding a contour cut print/lam job only to find that some of the cuts are incomplete because the… Read More

Download this helpful sales tool

Even when you make them every day, it’s easy to overlook some of the potential sign needs of your customers. Dan Mika created… Read More