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How to make a vintage "Grocery" sign

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Nothing quite spells “old tyme” for a sign better than the old, beat-up, chippy antique variety. And while authentic antique signs can still be had, they’re getting scarce. And finding the one with the right subject and the right size can be tough. Fortunately they can be replicated with this ... Read More

Cool prints in Santa Barbara

Sunday, June 5, 2011

“Our customers range from dog-walking companies to new car dealerships,” says Fred Barbaria, Santa Barbara Signs & Graphics, Santa Barbara, California. “We’re a one-stop shop for signs and graphics.” Established 14 years ago, the growing shop’s staff of four operates from a 2000-sq. ft. storefront location. The shop offers everything ... Read More

Four generations of sign making "down under"

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The 5500 sq. ft. shop that is home to SignKiosk in Marrickville, NSW, Australia, is the result of four generations of sign making. Built on traditional skills, the business relies on everything from gilding on glass to state-of-the-art digital printing to service its clients—who have come to count on SignKiosk ... Read More

What's it cost to produce this 4-by-8 sign?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

David Showalter shows how he does this one-color project using cut-and-roll technique--and tracks the material cost and production time for you. What would you charge for it? Click here to view the article from SignCraft.  If you don't already have Adobe Reader installed, you can click here to get ... Read More

What’s it cost to produce this double-faced 4-by-8-ft. sign?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

By David Showalter | David Design | Bryan, Ohio   Every once in a while, I mail a color postcard to local businesses showing a recent sign project and reminding them that we’re here to serve them. This job was the result of one of those mailings. The prospect called to ... Read More

How to apply your vinyl graphics

Friday, May 8, 2009

Proper prep and careful application will yield the best results By Roland R. Irish III So you have to install some vinyl lettering! Here are some instructions to help you through the process. First, keep your decals away from any liquids and overspray. While cleaning and doing prep work, put ... Read More

One-color signs that sizzle

Thursday, May 7, 2009

What do you do when the customer doesn’t have the budget for a masterpiece? by Tom McIltrot   Readers often assume that since we get to see so much work here at SignCraft that what inspires us most is extravagant (or expensive) signs. But actually, the thing that impresses us ... Read More

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