Posts by Del Aitchison

Flea Market’s Closed, But We’re Not!

Announcing: Our new location! Although we enjoyed having our store at the USA Flea Market, as you may know, it was suddenly closed down last month for code violations. We quickly searched for a new place, and are pleased to announce that we are up and running at our new location! You may find us…

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What’s in a Name?

Trying to select a business name (or even a social media identity) can be tricky.  You can totally change people’s perceptions of you and your business without even meaning to. Take band names.  I’ve been a professional musician in addition to a sign man most of my life.  My first band we called Feedback.  We…

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Friends don’t let friends use VistaPrint

I have nothing against VistaPrint in theory.  I’m sure they are a fine company, and they seem to be very successful.  And really, I’m not picking on VistaPrint in particular, there are a number of online sources that this could apply to. My issue with using any online service like VistaPrint is simply this:  People…

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To Wrap or Not to Wrap?

Image credit: http://www.fellers.com | Fellers is one of the largest wrap and vinyl distributors in America. Signs have been around for centuries, and vehicle signs have been around as long as vehicles. But the idea of taking a vehicle and completely wrapping every inch of it in vinyl is a fairly recent phenomenon. I’ll be…

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The Sign Business – 1980 to today

Image credit: http://www.subtraction.com/2014/11/06/when-typography-is-suspenseful/ In 1980, when I graduated from high school, the sign business was a lot different than it is today. Signs were mainly hand-painted, or air-brushed.  Sho-card brushes, daggers for pin-striping, Sign Painter’s One-Shot, lacquer thinner, turpentine, silk-screens … those were the tools of the trade.  (That’s not me in the picture, but I…

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