Tag Archives: 3d

Boring rectangle? Cut it out!

Sign substrates come in nice neat rectangles. Panel cutters and table saws precisely cut them into smaller rectangles. It’s quick and easy—but does… Read More

Another Sign Challenge project

More than two decades ago I was fortunate enough to be at a gathering of passionate sign makers from around the world. The… Read More

Design & Price: Double-faced 3D hanging sign

In every issue, SignCraft gives a few sign makers an imaginary project. We ask them to do a sketch of the sign they… Read More

What’s it cost to produce this 20-by-30-in. 3D hanging sign?

Materials: 1-in HDU board — $120 ACM, PVC board, steel, etc — $40 Adhesives and paint — $10 Total materials — $170 Labor:… Read More

Follow-up: David and Robin McDonald

Robin and David McDonald were first featured in the July/August 1993 issue of SignCraft. They opened Avila Sign & Design in 1985 with… Read More

8 ways to ramp up your flat sign designs

In the recent SignCraft feature on Braun Bleamer, Jet Signs Inc., Palmerton, Pennsylvania, we noticed how many great-looking signs he did on flat… Read More

What’s it cost to produce these 3-by-3-ft. sandblasted signs?

Materials: 4×10 ft. sheet of SignFoam HDU board – $410 Sandblast mask – $75 Clear coat – $125 Paint and misc – $75… Read More