6 great tips from the new SignCraft   |   Number 43


In the busy everyday sign shop, it's easy to stick with the methods and materials we're used to. Discovering new products and experimenting with them takes time you may not have to spare.


That's where SignCraft comes in. It's the easy way to see what other creative sign people have discovered and developed. The September/October issue is a great example. 


How about adding a hammered finish to HDU letters? John Ralph of Quail Run Signs [www.quailrunsigns.com] used a ball peen hammer to give a cool hand-tooled look to the CNC-cut HDU letters on this project. 

Click here to see six more great ideas from the September/October issue of SignCraft--easier sandblasted HDU backgrounds, using Extira panels for 3D signs, partial wraps with the help of colored 

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film, spiking clear coat with mica powder for a unique finish and more.

How about stains you can blend on wood panels and have them hold up? Joe Crumley of Norman Sign Company [www.normansignco.com] tells how he does that on signs like this one.


That's what SignCraft has been about for the past 33 years--practical, profitable information for sign professionals. It's not a typical trade magazine packed with ads and generic articles. It's packed with proven ideas that will make your work and your business more successful. Click here to start getting SignCraft today.

Missed any Trade Secrets?Click here to see them on our website and get more tips to help you speed production, get better organized, produce more effective designs and sell signs easier.
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