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April

Infills on CNC routing add texture and create interest

April 15th, 2024 by

One of the techniques Dayna Reed [creator of the 3D Signs Made Easy and the More Super Cool 3D Signs videos] has used… Read More

Cover photo: Leaf Greenhouse – Rob Cooper

April 14th, 2024 by

  You could do a different sign for this greenhouse, but it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful one than this sign by… Read More

Cover photo: Flanders Fire Dept. – Jim Fetten

April 7th, 2024 by

In January 2021 we posted an interesting article by Jim Fetten, Fetten Sign Company, Jamesport, New York, on how he did gold emblems… Read More

Rob Cooper: 8 signs before-and-after

April 8th, 2024 by

Before-and-after photos are a great way to see how a designer makes a sign more effective. Rob Cooper, Koh Tao, has had plenty… Read More

March

Cover photo: Floral Culture – Scott Martin

March 31st, 2024 by

Scott Martin was an outstanding sign maker from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who passed in October of 2020. We had been planning a feature… Read More

April

2024 Reader Survey – What is your minimum shop charge?

April 1st, 2024 by

One of the questions we asked in our recent Reader Survey was, “Do you have a minimum shop charge and if so, how… Read More

March

Cover photo: F&B Oyster Co., Sanibel Island, Florida

March 23rd, 2024 by

Like many readers, one of the things we here at SignCraft miss about the print edition of the magazine was the cover photo…. Read More

How to do an easy hand carved background

March 24th, 2024 by

Hard carving the background on HDU signs is a unique effect that can add a lot of interest—and it’s easy. Dayna Reed, creator… Read More

2024 survey results: How do your gross sales compare?

March 18th, 2024 by

In 44 years of doing SignCraft, we’ve rarely asked readers to share their annual sales numbers in our Reader Surveys because we assumed… Read More

Q&A: Do you calibrate your monitor?

March 17th, 2024 by

A reader wants to know: “Do others calibrate their display to match the output from their digital printer? If so, how do they… Read More

Video: Ross F. George and The Speedball Textbook

March 16th, 2024 by

Sam Roberts at Better Letters did a video with the folks at Letterform Archive on Ross George, the creator of the Speedball pen… Read More

The signs of Fisherman’s Wharf

March 11th, 2024 by

San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf is among the most popular tourist destinations on the West Coast—packed with sights to see, places to shop and… Read More