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What do signwriters do?

  • work with clients to determine composition of signs and prepare cost estimates for labour and materials
  • design and create signs and graphics using computer software and signmaking machines
  • design and create signs by measuring and calculating letter size, preparing the surface, applying background paint using brushes, sprays and rollers, and creating the letters using brushes, stencils, enamel paint and decals
  • design and create wall murals, screen prints, gold leaf work and custom vehicle art
  • paint signs on brick, metal, timber, glass, plastic and other surfaces
  • make and erect signs

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