JDSU is Now VIAVI – New Campus Logo Signs

As company name changes and splits continue in the valley, we are there with them as one element of their transition.  JDSU, which is one of the staples of the high tech industry in the Silicon Valley recently split into two and renamed itself VIAVI Solutions (and Lumentum). The campus-wide name and logo changes were a major undertaking. Signs Unlimited …

Fresh New Look – First United Methodist Church Signs

Building signs typically come in two main variations; Internally Illuminated and non-illuminated. There are generally more options available when the signs are non-illuminated. This is because you don’t not need to meet certain electrical requirements. In those cases if night viewing is needed, external lighting may be used to illuminate the letters. Sign letters can be mounted directly on the …

Mentor Graphics – New Monument and Building Signs

It is always a good indicator when companies expand. That generally means that the business in that area is doing well. Since we know consistency is important for reinforcing a company’s brand, any new signs must meet the existing corporate style guide.  It is sometime very difficult to match an existing sign design when the original documentation is not available. …

New Lighted Sign for Pruneridge Laundromat

Certain businesses do need lighted signs at night. It just makes sense based on their business. Building lighted signs can be in the form of individual letters called channel letters and light boxes or cabinets. These days we provide illumination for all these signs using energy-efficient LED technology. Here is an example of an LED-lighted cabinet sign we recently designed, …

Dinah’s Garden Hotel – New LED Way-finding Signs

As part of a multi-year process to update Dinah’s Boutique Hotel logo and graphics, we helped design, then manufactured and installed all new LED based illuminated way-finding signs for the entire property that also included rich translucent graphics. Manufacturing the signs with LED technology will help save the hotel energy costs and also provide more durability over the long haul. …

Old Downtown Restaurant Gets a New Sign – El Jalapeno Rojo

An old landmark restaurant in downtown finally got a new building sign. The El Grullense was bought out last year and became the El Jalapeno Rojo Mexican Restaurant. We had initially designed and built the poles sign and the menus. But the main building sign took longer due to various factors. The new logo was incorporated in to a rectangular …

Thermal Conductive Bonding (TCB) – Brand New Building Sign

Thermal Conductive Bonding’s (TCB) location in south San Jose did not have any visible signage on the building. So it was easy to drive by without seeing the company.  Enter Signs Unlimited. TCB approached us for some options for a sign that was visible and also met their specific logo requirements with elements that had color gradients.  After a few …

Redwood Electric – New Building Sign in San Francisco

Redwood Electric’s San Francisco office did not have any exterior signs. Having worked with them on both their monument and interior signs at the Santa Clara location, they asked us to produce a sign suitable for the San Francisco building. Due to the length of the sign, we used fabricated aluminum for the main logo letters and custom cut acrylic …

Cupertino Quinlan Community Center – New Sign

The Quinlan Multipurpose Community Center in Cupertino needed more visibility beyond their monument sign. The building itself did not have any signs. Here is where Signs Unlimited came in. We met with the city personnel and went through various options for dimensional letter signs. After some design and sample material reviews,  the city zeroed in on what they liked. Once …

Lincoln Glen Manor Nursing – New Signs All Over

Lincoln Glen Skilled Nursing facility had reached a point where they wanted to refresh their old signs and logo for the entire property. This campus wide project involved monument signs, directionals, building signs, and dimensional letter signs. We were awarded the job based on our portfolio, experience, and professionalism. Usually with this size project the design phase takes a fair …

Foothill College New Resource Center – Signs

Community colleges as with any other organization regularly update their facilities. Foothill College has been a long term client of ours here at Signs Unlimited. Over the years we’ve fabricated and installed many of the signs on the campus. Recently they wanted to update their new student resource center signage. The college has a very detailed sign plan with specific …

Dinah’s Hotel Palo Alto – New Signs, New Look

Dinah’s quaint hotel in Palo Alto has been around for decades. A year ago they started to look at refreshing their logo, signs, and graphics with a design firm. Once they got further along, the design firm approached three sign companies to create proposals based on their new designs. The three firms were also interviewed by the hotel management. Signs …

New Sweet Shop – Fun Custom Sign

New retail shops have a lot of challenges when starting out. Generally a lot of upfront work and expenses before they can open their doors. But one of the more critical advertising tools they have available to them is an attractive and visible sign to draw attention to the new location. Case and point; Sugar Baby Sweet Shoppe in Los …

Colorful Food, Colorful Menus – El Jalapeno Rojo Restaurant

We started working on this project a few months ago. The new owners of the restaurant wanted a new logo, a more colorful and updated menu, and a new pole sign. The client needed to create an entirely new menu and take some actual photos of the new food items they were going to offer. After the technical survey, we …