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Finishing HDU board

July 23rd, 2021 by

We have been using acrylic latex water-based paints for all of our HDU signs for about the past 20 years. We use a… Read More

Modifying a customer’s logo for their signage

July 23rd, 2021 by

When a graphic designer produces a logo, there is often little thought given to how it will work on sign formats. But that… Read More

Learn the basics of the San Jose approach to sign layout

July 19th, 2021 by

The most profitable skill a sign maker can possess is to be able to create effective, appealing layouts—quickly. That’s where understanding the principles… Read More

Back in the day: Lawrence Frey

July 20th, 2021 by

“When I was first featured in SignCraft,” says Ray Sauder [Raynbow Signs, Palmerton, Ontario, Canada], “I mentioned the signpainter who dug an old… Read More

Follow-up: The Dobell Brothers

July 13th, 2021 by

Shop Name: Dobell Sign Co. Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Ages: Chris is 48, Stu is 43. Online: Instagram: @dobellsignco Facebook: dobellsignco… Read More

A door to opportunity

July 9th, 2021 by

In our book, a sign is anything that draws attention to our customer’s business, products or service. An obvious place to start is… Read More

Simple signs that look sensational

July 2nd, 2021 by

When you work in a small town, you don’t get many opportunities to make those signs that we all consider “masterpieces.” Port Dover,… Read More

Bob Parsons

July 5th, 2021 by

Ever been guilty of the “Faux double coat?” By the looks of Bob Parsons’ [Bob Parsons/Artist, Anchorage, AK] latest cartoon, that went badly… Read More

Signs We’ve Seen: July 2021

July 6th, 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


Profile: Laura Walker

June 28th, 2021 by

Shop name: Laura’s Custom Artworks Shop size: 2500 sq. ft. Graphics equipment: Gerber Omega design software Gerber GSX cutter Roland SG-300 printer Gerber… Read More

Tips & Tricks: More help on vinyl removal

June 30th, 2021 by

I just read Brad Getter’s excellent article on vinyl removal. Vinyl may be quicker to put on than paint, but getting it off—oy… Read More

Letters June 2021

June 30th, 2021 by

Often sign makers are called on for projects that are a little outside the realm of general commercial sign work—like giant Oreo cookies… Read More