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Efficient Signmaking for Small Shops and One-Man Armies

Efficient Signmaking for Small Shops and One-Man Armies

Author: Lindsay Merwald/Monday, April 04, 2016/Categories: Industry News - Graphic

(Quoted from Sign & Digital Magazine. Full article here.)
I am not really a one-man army, since we normally employ over a dozen full- and part-time employees at our two companies located across the highway from each other. But, when I go back through my files it is interesting how many sign fabrication jobs I tackle personally and get done with very little help from the crew. And to be honest, I don’t mind flying solo at all.

In fact, for quite a while I had two kids off to college, and working a whole lot of overtime seemed the only way to protect what retirement savings I had. Then, custom sign projects became my regular Saturday activity. This is often still the case today, because when I am not interrupted 30 times a day by phone calls, and customers who want to see the boss, I can actually get a whole lot done and I enjoy the work a lot.

This month I’d like to look at a couple of the recent jobs that were basically created one-man-army style, and go over some of the fabrication techniques that make these jobs make sense and make money, too.

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