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8 secrets to highly readable signs

July 13th, 2017 by

What’s it take to produce signs that are highly legible? Sign designers like Braun Bleamer of Jet Signs know. They also know that… Read More

What to say when you’re selling a sign

June 20th, 2017 by

Looking for the magic words that will let you sell a sign to every customer who walks in the door for top prices?… Read More

How much vinyl is left on that roll?

May 30th, 2017 by

Ever wonder how much vinyl is left on that partially used roll that’s on the rack? It’s actually quite easy to estimate how… Read More

8 design ideas you can put to work today

May 8th, 2017 by

The pressures of a busy work day don’t always lend themselves to coming up with new design ideas. It’s easy to get into… Read More

Take a video tour of two sign shops

April 20th, 2017 by

Do you like dropping in another sign maker’s shop and getting a quick tour? Here’s your chance to take a quick video tour… Read More

Download this illustration and make sales easier

March 23rd, 2017 by

Customers often don’t understand the difference between a full wrap, a partial wrap or basic lettering on their vehicle. Some even refer to… Read More

Here’s what a 3-by-16 storefront sign sells for

March 9th, 2017 by

Time for a quick estimate: What would you charge for a 3-by-16-ft. storefront sign on aluminum composite material like this one? We’ll show… Read More

Turn HDU board into barn wood backgrounds

February 17th, 2017 by

You can sandblast HDU board and get an interesting pebble texture, or you can blast through a grain simulator like the GrainFraim grain… Read More

What would you charge for these trailer graphics?

January 23rd, 2017 by

Grab a pencil. Let’s say the owner of a landscape company just stopped by with the new 16-ft. trailer to get a price… Read More

A compact, efficient vinyl sign workspace

January 6th, 2017 by

A veteran sign maker told me once that there were only three ways a sign shop could be more profitable: raise prices, reduce… Read More