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Welcome to the SignCraft Community

SignCraft's message boards are a public forum available to all sign makers. The goal is to bring the sign-making community together and give participants an opportunity to ask questions, exchange trade-related information, or voice concerns.

Please post responsibly, and make sure your posts contribute positively to the topic. New topics are reviewed prior to posting, but replies are posted instantly. However, SignCraft reviews all replies to insure that the thread stays on topic. Should a topic deviate from the intent of the original post in a negative or offensive manner, the reply, or possibly the entire thread, will be removed from the message board. 

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Techniques, Equipment and Production
Ask or answer a quesion, or swap ideas on just about any aspect of designing, making or installing signs
255124 21 Jul 2014, 02:23 By  Bill  Blonski
Pricing, Selling and Marketing Your Work
Questions answered and tips shared on the business of making signs
8737 16 Jul 2014, 01:55 By  Fred  Burtt
For Sale/Wanted to Buy
Buy or sell equipment, materials, sign shops and more
136100 07 Jul 2014, 11:41 By  Jeff  Boyer
Job Opportunities/Employment Wanted
Looking for help? Looking for work? Post it here!
3633 23 Jun 2014, 09:54 By  Allen  Davey


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Reader to Reader
All the threads from the existing reader to reader forum.                               
1023269 15 Jul 2014, 04:59 By  DEBORAH  MYERS

SignCraft Blogs

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What would you get for this pair of tow trucks?

For almost every issue of SignCraft for the past 30-plus years, we’ve sent a scenario for a fictitious sign project to several highly skilled sign professionals. We’ve asked them to do a quick sketch of the sign they might have produced and estimate a selling price for the job, then ... Read More

Give it the squint test

Many years ago, I asked the legendary Chicago sign designer Bob Seelander how to tell if a sign layout was going to work. He said that what mattered was “the legibility of the copy and the general appearance of the layout through half-closed eyes.” In the May/June 2014 issue of ... Read More

The BASIC approach to selling signs profitably

The most common cause of not pricing a job profitably is simply forgetting to charge for some portion of the job. Maybe you didn’t account for how complex the sign really was, or the cost of the step stakes, or the time it took to install it. Overlooking one thing ... Read More

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