Job Costing for Sign Shops and Printers

No one can afford to make mistakes estimating a job. The difference between making the sale and not making it often depends on correctly costing and pricing your work. Equally important, you want to price your work so your business actually covers all of its expenses as well as making a reasonable profit and not […] Read more »

The Screen Printing Frame

  Regardless of whether you are using a sophisticated commercial press or one that you made yourself, it consists of three primary components: the work surface, the squeegee and the frame.  The work surface or bed of the press should be perfectly smooth and flat. Imperfections in the work surface show up as imperfections in the […] Read more »

How Acrylic Paint Compares with Oil Paint

  I had stepped into an artist’s shop in New Orleans. What had attracted me were the vibrant colors in his paintings. I had assumed that he must have used acrylic paints. To confirm my suspicions I questioned the artist, “Are you using acrylics?” He defensively replied, “What great artist has ever used acrylic paints?” […] Read more »

Selecting Your Drawing Pencils

  Before putting pencil to paper, you should decide on the best pencils for your style of drawing. Some of the top brands are on the market are Caran D’ache, Derwent, Faber-Castell, Prismacolor and Staedtler. Each brand has its own characteristics, so you need to do a little experimenting to decide which one you prefer […] Read more »

Tips on Picking a Domain Name

Picking a domain name is just as important as choosing a brand name or a name for your business. An ideal domain name is a part of your company’s branding, your internet identity and can help someone find you on the web. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you choose a domain […] Read more »

Making Follow Up Part of Your Daily Routine

Opportunities for new business don’t often knock at your door. More often than not, you have to do the knocking. And as any experienced sales person knows, you have to knock on plenty of doors before one opens up. That amounts to a considerable investment in time and effort.  For that reason, once you have […] Read more »