Signs by Ed
315 Circle Drive Manilla, IA 51454-7608

Ed Eberlein • Manilla, IA

Ed Eberlein, owner of Signs by Ed, began custom lettering in 1981. Ed began his career in Sacramento custom hand lettering and pin-striping semi trucks at Hayes River City truck stop. His attention to detail and quality artwork quickly earned him a reputation that resulted in satisfied customers from nearly every state in the nation. Ed moved to Iowa in 1996 and has been working from Manilla, IA since 2001. While most of his work is now vinyl, Ed still does freehand pin-striping as well as some hand lettering. And, if you like trucks, check out Hanks Truck Pictures, a link to which is provided below. These are tucks Ed has taken pictures of over the years and many in which he decorated.

Ed will travel to your location to pin-stripe or letter your vehicle. Given the volume and variety of work done over the years, this is but a sample of Ed’s work. If you would like to see more, whether painted rocks or tow trucks or fire vehicles, please contact us for details. Thank you and Have a Blessed Day!

With over 30 years experience, Ed specializes in the following graphics techniques. 

Truck Lettering

Truck Lettering

The attention to detail and quality shows in each Signs by Ed graphic.  Ed has the experience to apply your vinyl letters to your semi or garbage truck.  With Ed's experience with painted letters, he can custom air brush or hand letter custom accents and clear coat your vinyl.  Ed still does all pin-striping by hand.

Truck Pinstriping


Ed Eberlein (Signs by Ed) has been pinstriping since the early 80s. His artwork has been influenced by many pinstripe artists around the country. Ed’s pinstriping skills and experience show in each brush stroke and pinstripe design. Pinstriping can be applied to just about any type of equipment. You name it! Ed can pinstripe it!

 Business Trucks

Business Truck Lettering

Branding your commercial truck with Custom Hand Lettering and Graphics offers a  professional look to your vehicles and inspires confidence in your customers.  So, whether it be a tow truck, work van or pickup, give Ed a call.


Pick-Up Trucks 

Pickup Truck Lettering and Pinstriping

Your custom hand pin-striped pickup will catch eyes and show you as an individual.  Each job is different, no two ever alike. 



Professional signage for your business increases the odds of your success. From parking signs to signs proclaiming your business, seed dealer signs or church signs.  Primary material used is aluminum, so no risk of rust or warping or paint flaking.  For a business, a great investment, as these signs can and often do last 10 years or longer.



Ed’s talent and ability to hand pinstripe comes in handy for customizing your vintage car or roadster. Hi-lighting already painted areas, whether razorbacks or flames, or doing some custom striping, Ed can do it.

Painted Lettering

Vinyl signs and lettering

Ed has been hand lettering trucks since 1981.  He uses many styles and loves colors.  Some airbrushed work, but mostly freehand lettering.  Also, removal of painted doors and re-lettering for new owner.


Mater, Truck

Antique and commercial tractors all look better with professional custom graphics. Your logo on your tractor lets people know who to call when there is work to be done.  Ed also customizes die cast trucks, mailboxes, painted rocks and does restorations.



Restoring an old tractor? Let Ed add his personal touch with hand lettering or pin-striping. Or just wanting a manure spreader identified, Ed can do that as well. From the simple to the creative, Ed enjoys them all.


Mural on Semi Trailer

Ed creates custom hand-painted murals for business, residential and commercial applications. 





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