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Put a little curve on it

June 7th, 2019 by

You see a lot of flat signs, and you see a fair amount of 3D signs with flat layers—but you don’t see very… Read More

Get great design ideas on your phone every day

May 23rd, 2019 by

One thing you never have enough of in the sign business is fresh ideas and design inspiration. You’re constantly pressed to come up… Read More

Fix a cutter that doesn’t cut graphics completely

April 23rd, 2019 by

It’s really frustrating to start weeding a contour cut print/lam job only to find that some of the cuts are incomplete because the… Read More

Download this helpful sales tool

April 8th, 2019 by

Even when you make them every day, it’s easy to overlook some of the potential sign needs of your customers. Dan Mika created… Read More

6 ways to get control of your business

March 8th, 2019 by

There have been a lot of great articles in SignCraft over the years—helpful pointers on design, color, techniques and more. Many veteran sign… Read More

Build this portable easel and storage unit

February 21st, 2019 by

One thing that few sign shops have enough of is workspace. Kris Connors at Custom Sculpture & Sign Co. found that two of… Read More

Put the power of layers to work

February 6th, 2019 by

The world of signs, it seems, is mostly flat. Printed graphics can do a lot to simulate dimension, but still nothing beats the… Read More

Six reasons to trust your sign designer

January 9th, 2019 by

This space usually features ideas for creative sign makers, but this time it’s about how to cash in on the great value that… Read More

A proven way to boost your profits

December 14th, 2018 by

Thirty years ago, Mike Jackson wrote an article called Price your work on three levels for easier sales for SignCraft. Those two pages… Read More

Make the logo into an emblem

December 4th, 2018 by

There’s something interesting and appealing about the look of an emblem. It looks permanent, official and powerful. It makes a strong statement and… Read More