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Profile: Ian Macdonald

February 22nd, 2021 by

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

What would this 4×8 sign sell for?

February 22nd, 2021 by

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

Signs We’ve Seen: February 2021

February 22nd, 2021 by

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

Design & Price: Truck and trailer for a landscape company

February 16th, 2021 by

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

February 16th, 2021 by

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

Profile: Julio Gil

February 8th, 2021 by

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

Tips & Tricks: Peel acrylic masking easily

February 10th, 2021 by

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

February 10th, 2021 by

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

Cut the panel to shape and upgrade your flat sign designs

February 3rd, 2021 by

An interesting panel shape can really help set a sign apart from the crowd. It’s often used on cool 3D signs, but it… Read More

Shop Trucks

February 3rd, 2021 by

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


6 steps to a successful, creative brand

January 28th, 2021 by

While getting to the finish line of any project is always rewarding, the process itself is always rather enjoyable as well. The idea… Read More

Create gold leaf shields on vinyl film

January 28th, 2021 by

I often produce shields and emblems for fire chief vehicles. I use a process that lets me produce them in the shop and… Read More