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Ray Kinman – 45 years of hand carved signs

May 23rd, 2022 by

Location: Grass Valley, California Age: 66 Online: On Facebook as Ray Kinman On Instagram as @woodcarverguru In Ray Kinman’s shop, the sound… Read More

Signs We’ve Seen: May 2022

May 22nd, 2022 by

Here’s a batch of impressive work by SignCraft readers. Don’t forget to send us yours! How about a raw steel background? Mike Leary… Read More

Saving traditional Irish shopfront signage

May 15th, 2022 by

About two years ago, Dee Maher Ring realized that a beautiful part of the Irish cityscape—the traditional hand-painted shopfront sign—was at risk of… Read More

Profile: Scott Bouma

May 15th, 2022 by

Shop name: Scott’s Signs Location: Grandville, Michigan Size: 5500 sq. ft. Age: 65 Staff: 5, including Scott Graphics equipment: FlexiSign software Roland SolJet… Read More

Even more ways to avoid the ordinary sign look

May 9th, 2022 by

A quick look around most any cityscape will show you plenty of ordinary signs. The information is there but they lack the creative… Read More

Inbox – May 2022

May 8th, 2022 by

  T. ‘Dusty’ Yaxley 1936-2022 Dusty Yaxley, known by many for his workshops on carving and gilding signs, as well his passion for… Read More

How to start getting deposits

May 2nd, 2022 by

Recently in “Every job starts with a deposit” Brian Schofield and Karin Levin spelled out the importance of getting a deposit for every… Read More

Back in the day: Dick Haemmerle

May 1st, 2022 by

Over 40 years ago, when SignCraft was just an idea we batted around while we were making signs in our own shop, we… Read More


Custom signs and graphics in Cancun Mexico

April 25th, 2022 by

Shop name: Letreros Mamalones Cancun, Mexico Age: Carlos – 44 Graphics equipment: CorelDRAW Mimaki cutter Online: Facebook: Letreros Mamalones Instagram: @letrerosmamalones Facebook: Escenografia… Read More

Video: Illustrator for sign design – Polygon tool

April 24th, 2022 by

Triangles, hexagons, pentagons, octagons—they’re all great for creating panel shapes and graphics for sign layouts and logo designs. And, they are all members… Read More

Design ideas from California’s wine country

April 18th, 2022 by

  Jim and Tami Lago moved their already-established sign shop from nearby Santa Rosa, California, back to their hometown of Healdsburg in 1990,… Read More

Video: Illustrator for sign design – Star tool

April 17th, 2022 by

Sometimes a starburst makes the perfect panel to hold some important copy. Or, maybe you need to create a gear graphic for a… Read More