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Sign Builder Illustrated

For more than thirty years, Sign Builder Illustrated has served as the how-to magazine of the sign industry and is read by sign shops of all sizes. Available in both print and digital versions, Sign Builder Illustrated features a wide range of projects (dimensional, digital printing, lighting, electronic, and more) and covers everything involved in the sign-making process—sales, design, management, fabrication, installation, after-care, etc. There is also expert analysis about the industry, as well as forecasts about where it is headed in the near future.


Our weekly SBi Update e-newsletter offers the latest sign news and trends, signature how-to’s, and feature articles to keep sign-making subscribers in-the-know. In addition, our SBi Spotlight newsletter focuses on a specific vertical market in the sign industry and highlights the relevant stories associated with it. ​

Sign Builder Illustrated


About Us

Sign Builder Illustrated is the “how-to magazine” of the sign industry. This monthly publication targets sign professionals where it matters most: in the sign shop. From sales and design to fabrication and install, our highly read magazine presents vital information about [I]all[I\] aspects of the sign-making process.

Each issue includes SBI’s signature “How-to” columns and features (many written by actual sign makers), with detailed, step-by-step instructions covering a wide range of signage. In addition, each issue includes project recaps, trends analysis, industry news, and the latest product releases.


Sign Builder Illustrated has even expanded beyond the printed page. Our social media network reaches thousands of sign professionals on LinkedIn  (, Facebook (, and Twitter ( E-newsletters keep readers updated between issues with timely news, recent projects, and upcoming events in the industry. And our Web site is updated each day for those looking for a daily dose of up-to-the-second sign news.

Simmons Boardman Publishing

Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. is one of the oldest, most well-respected, privately held B2B publishers in the U.S. Our diverse portfolio of print and digital products includes magazines, books, directories, e-newsletters, conferences, educational materials, websites, and trusted media brands spanning the rail to the sign building industries. More than 200,000 executives around the world count on Simmons-Boardman Publishing’s media products to help them make key strategic decisions about their businesses every day.