LEAMAN SIGNS

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HISTORY

 

Ken Leaman started painting signs in 1976.  His first sign shop was in Bowmansville.  Later he moved to Reamstown where he stayed until 1985 when he moved to his current location in Lancaster. 

In the "old days" before computers all signs were hand lettered!

Ken hand lettering and striping the "Marion" car at the Strasburg Railroad.
1980's
1970's

               

 

                                     

               

In the mid 80's the sign computer started to challenge the hand lettering artists with speed and perfection.  It was hard at first to admit that times were changing!  Vinyl lettering lasted longer than paint and it was cheaper in the long run.  One of the last things that was replaced was custom airbrushing like the photo to the left.  But eventually software was developed that made it possible to replace the airbrush as well.

 

The 90's brought new challenges in learning new computer software.  New equipment allowed us to develop quality truck lettering that could be reproduced quickly for entire fleets.  But we continued to use hand lettering and pin striping when customers asked for it.  Photos could now be printed on vinyl instead of hand painting images directly on the truck.  This allowed our customers a whole new tool for advertising.

               

 

 

In the last 8 years we have focused on keeping up on many of the latest technologies in order to provide the best service.

   

2000's
1990's

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