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INDUSTRY RESOURCES

Updated: December 11 2017 - Welcome to our Industry Resources section. You'll find many helpful links to other great web sites related to the sign industry. If you'd like to contact us to suggest or correct a link, drop us an e-mail here. We want to hear from you!


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Miscellaneous Sites

American Sign Museum - founded to inform and educate the general public as well as business and special interest groups of the history of the sign industry and its significant contribution to commerce and the American landscape.
(513) 541-6366 | www.signmuseum.org

International Sign Association - The ISA is a nonprofit association of industry-related businesses and professionals serving its membership and the sign and graphics community through communication, educational, technical, legislative and regulatory programs.
www.signs.org

Print Industry Exchange - Printing quotes from commercial printing companies (large & small) in the US and beyond are provided FREE to anyone who needs something printed -- graphic design firms, general public, corporations, self-publishers, advertising & marketing firms, small businesses -- printing quotes direct from our commercial printing company members.
www.printindustry.com

SGIA - Serving the Screenprinting and Graphic Imaging Industry. Includes a Buyers Guide, On-Line Guide to Printers, resource for Workshops, and a Spanish version of the site.
www.sgia.org

Sign Law - An informational website on the American law of signs, billboards and outdoor advertising, hosted by attorney Randal R. Morrison.
www.signlaw.com

The Print Guide - Designed to help make selecting a printing company easier than ever. We have compiled a list of the industry's top suppliers as well as print industry information that will allow you to make a more informed decision.
www.theprintguide.com/

United States Sign Council (USSC) - Membership in the USSC is open to any person or firm concerned with the advancement of the sign industry, particularly as such advancement impacts professional growth, positive public perception, and on-going educational & training programs.
(215) 785-1920 | www.ussc.org

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Trade Magazines

Sign Builder Illustrated
A Simmons-Boardman Publication - The "how-to magazine". Good feature articles online.
345 Hudson Street-12th Floor
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212.620.7200
Fax: 212.633.1863
www.signshop.com

Signs of the Times - Published monthly since 1906. Award-winning editorial coverage includes the latest technological information and product news, in-depth analyses and regular columns by top industry experts.
ST Media Group Int'l.
11262 Cornell Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone: 513-263-9386
E-Mail the Editor: robin.donovan@stmediagroup.com

Sign & Digital Graphics - Lists current and past articles and has a good searchable database.
P.O. Box 1416
Broomfield, CO 80038
Phone: 800-669-0424
Fax: 303-469-5730
www.sdgmag.com

Sign Media Canada - As the leading voice of the Canadian sign industry, Sign Media Canada reports on technology, trends, products and processes ranging from innovative vehicle graphics to larger-than-life banners. As the sign, print graphics, digital imaging and advertising markets converge, Sign Media Canada's coverage includes these exciting new fields.
Kenilworth Publishing
15 Wertheim Court Suite 710
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Canada L4B 3H7
Phone: 905-771-7333
Fax: 905-771-7336
Web Address: http://www.signmedia.ca

SignGraphic - Is Outdoor Advertising Magazine Of Turkey.
Phone: +90 212 219 07 60 or +90 212 225 51 35
Web Address: www.signgraphic.com.tr

Airbrush Action Magazine - Magazine is packed with great articles, how-to's, tips, interviews and of course terrific airbrush art done by the world's leading artists! Magazine and web site with good content.
www.airbrushaction.com/

Airbrush Art Magazine - Contains featured artists, message board, resource directory, calendar and chat room.
www.airbrush.com/

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Sign Design and Lettering

NORTHERN ALBERTA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Susan Ward-Cornish
11762-106th. St.,
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2R1
CANADA
Phone: 780.471.NAIT (780.471.6248)
Toll-free: 1.877.333.NAIT (1.877.333.6248)

QUEENSLAND SCHOOL OF PRINTING & GRAPHIC ARTS
The Signwriting Department
Morningside campus of the Southbank Institute of Technical and Further Education
Brisbane, Queensland
AUSTRALIA
Phone: 3244 6350
E-Mail David Fisher, Instructor

AL ZANETTI SIGN DESIGN & LETTERING WORKSHOPS
Al Zanetti, instructor
137 Hardenburg Ln.
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone (908) 821-4848
Fax available
workshops

DUNN SIGNS, INC.
George Dunn
6243 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, NY 11725
Phone (516) 499-7227

LETTER ART UNIQUE SIGNS & ADV.
Dusty Yaxley
New Port Richey, FL 34652-4451
Phone (813) 849-5646
Fax (813) 848-0090
workshops

MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
2501 Stevens Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone (612) 874-3700
continuing studies

MR. J'S AIRBRUSH & PINSTRIPING WORKSHOPS
Julian Braet
276 Green Ave.
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Phone (201) 935-4510
workshops, Xcaliber pinstriping brushes, presentation and art supplies

NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE - DETROIT LAKES
Sharon M. Thomas, instructor
900 Hwy. 34 E.
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Phone (218) 847-1341, ext. 347
Fax (218) 847-7170
formal instruction

PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
66 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Phone (212) 229-8910
Fax (212) 229-8975
formal instruction, workshops

SMITH SIGN STUDIO ENTERPRISES, LLC
Kent Smith
PO Box 2385
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone (970) 586-4546
www.smithsignstudio.com
Gold Leaf workshops

VATTEROTT COLLEGE
Barry Mannion
1258 E. Trafficway
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone (417) 831-8116
Fax (417) 831-5099
formal instruction

WEBER ART
Noel B. Weber
412 S. 6th St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone (208) 336-2769
Fax (208) 344-8285
workshops

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Screen Printing

Lawson Screen & Digital Products, Inc.
Lawson specializes in screen printing shop packages for the beginner and provides extensive screenprinting training and start-up support, as well as distributing supplies of all kinds for screen printing.
www.lawsonsp.com

SGIA (Specialty Graphics Imaging Association)
Serving the Screenprinting and Graphic Imaging Industry. Includes a Buyers Guide, On-Line Guide to Printers, resource for Workshops, and a Spanish version of the site.
www.sgia.org

Don't forget our Extensive category on SignIndustry.com on Screen Printing:
http://www.signindustry.com/screen/

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Airbrush Instruction
AIRCRAFT
Don Edwards, owner
1151 Gorham St., Unit #17
NEWMARKET, ONTARIO
L3Y 7V5
Phone (905) 830-0830
workshops

MR. J'S AIRBRUSH
Julian Braet, owner
276 Green Ave.,
LYNHURST, NJ 07071
Phone (201) 935-4510
workshops

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Neon Schools

Academy of Art College
Graphic Design, Letterform, Neon Illuminating Sculpture, Electronic Enhanced Photography
625 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA. 94108
Phone 415/274-2200
Fax 415/546-9737

AMERICAN SCHOOL OF NEON
Katherine Jones, director
212 N. 3rd Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone (612) 338-5045
Fax (612) 338-5045
formal instruction

BOSTON CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION
Wayne Strattman, instructor
c/o Strattman Design
791 Tremont St., E517
Boston, MA 02118
Phone (617) 266-8821
Fax (617) 266-6263
formal instruction (neon art)

BRISTOL SCHOOL OF NEON
1534 Euclid Ave.
Bristol, VA 24201
Phone (540) 669-0811
Fax (540) 669-7120
formal instruction

BRITISH SCHOOL OF NEON
c/o Masonlite, Ltd.
36 Chatham
Kent ME45AX
ENGLAND
Phone (011441) 634 812751
Fax (01144) 634 811
formal instruction

CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR ADULT EDUCATION
Wayne Strattman, instructor
c/o Strattman Design
791 Tremont St., E517
Boston, MA 02118
Phone (617) 266-8821
Fax (617) 266-6263
formal instruction/neon art

DACO NEON SCHOOL
Len & Kay Pallas
PO Box 281084
Papillon, NE 68046
Toll-free (800) 475-2164
Phone (402) 331-2164
Fax (402) 331-8259
videotapes, in-house training

LIGHTWRITERS NEON
Jacob Fishman
911 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL 60093
Phone (708) 441-9115
formal instruction/neon art

MAX NEON SCHOOL OF CANADA
Hiroshi Max Okubo
c/o Max Neon Products Ltd.
372 Olive Wood Rd.
Toronto, ON M8Z 2Z9
CANADA
Phone (416) 239-9495
Fax (416) 239-2070
formal instruction

Minneapolis College of Art
Contact: Steve Estabrooks
2501 Stevens Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN. 55404
Graphic Design, Computer Graphics
Phone 612/874-3700
Fax 612/874-3704

MUSEUM OF NEON ART
c/o Neon Design & Techniques
704 Traction Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone (213) 617-0274
Fax (213) 620-8904
workshops

NATIONAL NEON INSTITUTE
1070 Tyler St.
Benicia, CA 94510
Phone (707) 747-6167
Fax (707) 745-4102
vocational trade school (state council for private post-secondary and vocational education license number 4800811)

NEON FACTORY INC.
771-773 Edgar Rd.
Elizabeth, NJ 00202
Phone (201) 355-1270
formal instruction

New York Contemporary Glass Ctr
Contact: Ronald Hare
647 Fulton St., 3rd Fl.
Brooklyn, NY. 11231
Phone 718/625-3685
Fax 718/625-3889
Fundamentals of Neon, Neon and Mixed Media

NORTH TEXAS NEON SCHOOL
9810 Spur 580 West
Ft. Worth, TX 76116
Phone (817) 560-2184
formal instruction

NORTHERN WISCONSIN NEON WORKSHOP
Dean Blazek, instructor
c/o Northern Adv. Inc.
Box 92 N4220 Neva Rd.
Antigo, WI 54409
Phone (715) 623-3000
Fax (715) 623-3000
formal instruction

NORTHWEST INDIANA SCHOOL OF NEON
436 Conkey St.
Hammond, IN 46324
Phone (219) 937-1560
formal instruction (state accredited)

NORTHWEST TECHNICAL COLLEGE - DETROIT LAKES
Sharon M. Thomas, instructor
900 Hwy. 34 E.
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Phone (218) 847-1341, ext. 347
Fax (218) 847-7170
formal instruction

URBAN GLASS
John Perreault, executive director
647 Fulton St. 3rd Fl.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Phone (718) 625-3685
Fax (718) 625-3889
formal instruction, workshops

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Goldleaf Workshops

LETTER ART UNIQUE SIGNS & ADV.
Dusty Yaxley
New Port Richey, FL 34652-4451
Phone (813) 849-5646
Fax (813) 848-0090
workshops

SMITH SIGN STUDIO ENTERPRISES, LLC
Kent Smith
PO Box 2385
Estes Park, CO 80517
Phone (970) 586-4546
www.smithsignstudio.com
Gold Leaf workshops

WEBER ART
Noel B. Weber
412 S. 6th St.
Boise, ID 83702
Phone (208) 336-2769
Fax (208) 344-8285
workshops

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Sign Carving Workshops

LETTER ART UNIQUE SIGNS & ADV.
Dusty Yaxley
New Port Richey, FL 34652-4451
Phone (813) 849-5646
Fax (813) 848-0090
workshops

MCCARTHY WOODCARVING
Paul McCarthy
Box 594
Scituate, MA 02066
Phone (617) 545-0220
workshops

OAK LEAVES STUDIO
William & Ronda Schnute
PO Box 2356
13766 Center St., Ste. 1
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Phone (408) 659-0652
Fax (408) 659-3843
workshops

PAUL WHITE WOODCARVING
Paul White, owner
295 Rt. 6A
East Sandwich, MA 02537
Phone (508) 888-1394
Fax (508) 888-1394
workshops

Syracuse Woodcarving
Walt Pendock
6283 East Molloy Rd.
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Phone (315) 463-0537
Wood Carving/Painting classes

Vermont Sign School
Contact: Jay Cooke
722 South Main
P.O. Box 1301
Stowe, VT. 05672
Phone 802/253-8402
Fax 802/253-4341
Handcarving & Gold Leafing Workshops

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Font and Clip Art

1001 Free Fonts
Free Fonts.

Clipart.com.
Unlimited access to more than 6,000,000 clipart images, animations, photos, fonts, and sounds!

The Font Pool
Over 1000 true type fonts.

The Fontry
Fonts you can purchase.

Fotolia
Royalty Free Images, Vectors and Videos available as Pay-as-you-go and subsciption basis. Over 3.5 million users.

Larabie Fonts
Free Fonts.


 

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Stock Photography Sites

VectorState
Stunning Vectors. Simple Pricing. Lifetime royalty free license.

Ambient Creations Stock Images
An online image provider of high quality, downloadable, royalty-free, stock photography in high and low resolutions for use in print and on the web. A searchable image bank allows on-line purchase of single images, at very reasonable prices.

Can Stock Photo
Over 1.5 million professional royalty free stock photos. Our high-quality images start at just $1.00, and our generous license agreement gives you the flexibility you need. We offer free weekly downloads with thousands of new images added every week.

Fotolia
Royalty Free Images, Vectors and Videos available as Pay-as-you-go and subsciption basis. Over 3.5 million users.

Fotosearch Stock Photography
A comprehensive stock photo search engine.

Inmagine Stock Photos
Large stock photography company with a wide selection of royalty free images.

Masterfile Corporation
We provide rights-protected images for commercial reproduction.

GettyImages
Rich venue for searching, purchasing and downloading images from a wide range of royalty-free and rights-managed collections.

Go Graph
GoGraph offers flexible royalty free stock photography, vectors, illustrations, graphics, and stock footage at low prices.

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