DO: Mass market retailers like the one below, who want to promote the idea of extremely popular price points, use machine printed “handwritten” signs. This is the one instance where actual handwritten signs may also be acceptable although not as preferred as machine print. DON’T: Boutique owners selling mid to high price point goods should avoid handwritten signs. Besides looking unprofessional, printed signs always outsell handwritten ones! Product credibility, not to mention brand credibility is greatly diminished.