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GRAPHIC DESIGN

We draw on our deep experience in hand lettering, typography, color theory, and visual balance to make designs legible and appealing. Years of handed down knowledge, shelves of original reference books, and computer editing programs are all at our disposal when it comes to designing your next sign project. 

 

We are also able to use  your existing logo to paint a sign or incorporate your existing designs into a sign.

Melvin K. Lee teaching sign painting

SIGN PAINTING & LETTERING

The allure of hand painted signs and lettering are timeless.  From the first brush painted Roman letters of ancient Rome to the classic sign painter's casual script developed in the United States, hand painted signs are unique and demand attention.  We can hand paint on many surfaces from wooden or metal signboards to your storefront windows and even your vehicle.

Nick Lee painting a sign

MURALS & WALL SIGNS

Hand painted murals & wall signs are a great option whether indoors or outside.  Using your wall as the canvas we can paint directly onto the surface turning your blank wall into a work of art and an opportunity to attract, promote or connect with your audience. 

Lucky to be living in Vancouver, Wa mural

SCREEN PRINTING

We offer traditional screen printing services as well as vertical screen printing.  There are a wide variety of applications and materials for printing, including banners, decals, fabric, metal, wood, plastic and glass.

Screen printing is a centuries old technique that involves creating a stencil to push ink through with a squeegee.  Ideal for large runs and highly detailed graphics.

Vertical screen printing is a specialized process where the printing is done onsite on a vertical surface like a wall or window.

VEHICLE GRAPHICS

Vehicle graphics are on of the best investments for business advertising.  Mobile advertising that works for your business around the clock.

We offer a multitude of cut vinyl solid colors as well as digitally printed full color spot graphics.  We can handle commercial fleets or custom one of a kind vehicles.

Truck lettering vehicle graphics

CUT VINYL GRAPHICS

Cut vinyl is one of the most popular and economical products for sign making.  Our quality vinyl graphics are quite durable and are a good alternative for applications where paint is not ideal. 

We offer a wide selection of colors and they can be applied to a variety of smooth surfaces from signboards to walls and windows.  

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GOLD LEAF GILDING

Gold leaf gilding is the cream of the crop in the sign world.  It is one of the oldest known arts going back thousands of years.  Thin layers of gold are applied to either a surface object or the reverse side of a glass window resulting in a stunning gold finish.  Many options are available including mirror water gilding, matte oil gilding, mother of pearl inlays, enamel paint blends, metallic powders and a variety of karats of gold.

WORKSHOPS

Studio Signs offers hands-on & virtual workshops for brush lettering.  New students and those who want to "brush up" on their skills are encouraged to subscribe below to receive announcements for future classes.

Instructors: Melvin Lee has been sign painting since 1970 and is assisted by his son Nick.  Together they have over 75 years of sign industry experience.

*Private workshops available, please email for details.

Spring Workshop:  April 20th-21st, 2024
Melvin K. Lee teaching hand lettering workshop
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