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Fine tuning a basic sign layout

May 12th, 2021 by

In the recent tip, “Compress with Care,” we talked about—and showed—how excessive condensing can make a typeface harder to read. Using a condensed… Read More

Rick and Megan Sacks

May 4th, 2021 by

Shop name: The Sign Shop Shop: 2400 sq. ft. Graphics equipment: Graphtec cutter Flexisign Pro Online: Facebook: MendoSign Fifty years is a… Read More


Creative sign brackets add appeal

April 30th, 2021 by

Iʼve long advocated that sign designs should encompass a lot more than just the board they are made on. While a few of… Read More

Signs by Van

April 26th, 2021 by

Age: Phil, 68 and Jeremy, 39 Shop: 4000 sq. ft. Staff: Nine Graphics equipment/software: SCM 5 x 12 five-axis router Vectric Aspire and… Read More

Photos from a ”dinosaur sign shop”

April 26th, 2021 by

Once upon a time, a sign painting shop was a very low-tech environment. Often an Electro-Pounce perforating tool was the most sophisticated piece… Read More

Delivering the message day and night

April 18th, 2021 by

With all the advances in technology, which weren’t available years back, signage today is so much more diverse. These same advances can be… Read More

Tips & Tricks: Compress with care

April 18th, 2021 by

Every day sign people have to deal with creating layouts for signs that have too much copy on them. Many customers have unrealistic… Read More

Six steps to high-impact vehicle graphics

April 9th, 2021 by

“We all know that truck lettering delivers the most bang for a client’s advertising buck,” says Braun Bleamer, Jet Signs, Palmerton, PA. It’s… Read More

Signs We’ve Seen: April 2021

April 11th, 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

Follow-up: Ray Sauder

April 5th, 2021 by

Age: 49 Shop name: Raynbow Signs City: Palmerston, Ontario, Canada Staff: Five plus Ray Shop size: 4800 sq. ft. Graphics equipment: Roland SolJet… Read More

April 2021: Letters

April 5th, 2021 by

First two monument signs Dear, I am the second generation in my family’s sign company. We started as a wide-format printing company… Read More


Follow-up: Jon Depreter

March 28th, 2021 by

When Jon Depreter was first featured in SignCraft 17 years ago [May/June 2004], he had a busy one-man shop in New York’s Hudson… Read More