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Braun Bleamer: Six partial vehicle wraps

September 18th, 2023 by

With so many wraps on the road today, many customers assume that they need one on their truck, too. But a full wrap… Read More

Q&A: Source for wholesale T-shirt printing

September 17th, 2023 by

Readers want to know: “I want to offer t-shirt printing to my sign customers and plan to outsource that. Can anyone recommend a… Read More

Get this hefty condensed font for free!

September 11th, 2023 by

You can never have enough bold, condensed typefaces on hand for sign work. Most primary copy requires a bold letter style, and so… Read More

Seven tips that will boost your vehicle graphics sales

September 11th, 2023 by

Few businesspeople wake up some morning thinking it’s a good day to spend $1000 getting some great lettering on the company truck. Rather,… Read More

Tools to create sign layouts that really work

September 4th, 2023 by

“Design is everything. It’s what makes a sign work,” says David Showalter, David Design, Bryan, Ohio. David leans on traditional sign design principles… Read More

12 vintage billboard designs

September 3rd, 2023 by

Scale—that’s probably the biggest difference in the products commonly referred to as early outdoor advertising and what we now think of as commercial… Read More


Don’t let secondary copy steal the show

August 28th, 2023 by

You don’t have to look at too many of his signs or vehicles before you realize Braun Bleamer [Jet Signs, Palmerton, Pennsylvania] is… Read More

Signs We’ve Seen: August 2023

August 27th, 2023 by

Here’s a another batch of impressive work by SignCraft readers. Don’t forget to send us yours! Round-faced letters finished with 23K gold leaf… Read More

How to succeed in the sign business for 47 years (or longer)

August 21st, 2023 by

Fifty years ago, David Showalter was a young housepainter. While painting a house next door to a sign shop, he mentioned to the… Read More

Howdy, pardner! Step back in time, saddle up and head west!

August 20th, 2023 by

Vintage movie posters of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s often packed powerful punches of both color and expressive lettering. Westerns were the movie… Read More

Six tips for strong logos

August 14th, 2023 by

For most small businesses, the primary use of their logo is for their signage. And since most signs are viewed by people passing… Read More

Q&A: How do you insure good paint adhesion on aluminum composite material?

August 13th, 2023 by

A reader wants to know: “Has anyone found a prep and finishing system that works well on ACM? “I like the material because… Read More