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 …

Paseo Villas Apartments – New Look and New Signs

Paseo Villas in downtown San Jose recently went through  a major remodeling of the entire complex. New paint and carpets. And of course new signs. They had approached us a year before the project got started and worked with us to develop the right signs and color schemes for the new remodeling project. The scope included new evacuation maps, pool …

Building Sign with Color Gradient – Hastest

We’ve covered this type of  building letters and logo sign before. But there are a couple of unique features in this sign that are worth mentioning. As you may know, when there is a gradient in the color of a logo or a sign, they cannot be effectively painted. The only way to achieve the correct color scheme is to …

Small Office, Proper Sign

Not every company has a single occupancy building with enough square-footage to have a standalone monument or large building signage. Many smaller companies have offices in multi-tenant business parks and can only have one or two signs for that specific suite. For these smaller companies or offices, there are many attractive and low cost signs or graphics options. Here is …

New Restaurant and Signs At San Jose Airport

As with many airports, San Jose also has stringent guidelines for the aesthetics of signs, graphics, and other highly visible decors in the main terminals. Any new store or restaurant must submit a design package to the airport authority for their approval. Signs Unlimited has been a partner to many companies going through this process by providing attractive designs to …

Sand-blasted Signs – Alive and Well

Sand-blasted signs have been around for many years. They are very durable and can accommodate many applications and color schemes. They can be single-sided or double-sided.  Thickness can also be adjusted to meet specific applications. The base material is typically HDU (High-density urethane) or Redwood. The process starts with an electronic art file with proper dimensions and colors. That art …

Sign Repair – Keep It Looking Fresh

Most things in life need maintenance, upkeep, or a refresh once in a  while. Signs are no different.  One of the most common problems we see with signs is weather damage. Weather and sun eventually make their mark on everything. Signs would look a bit stale or discolored. In some cases you begin to see peeling of the graphics on …

New Sign Faces for Green Recycling

Sometimes when a new tenant moves in to an existing commercial building, all they need to do in regards to their sign cabinets is to replace the faces. This is a very cost-effective way of getting brand new signs without spending a ton of money. Signs Unlimited has been producing sign faces of all shapes and sizes for years. We …

Preschool Gets a New Look

Building renovations are an integral part of our community. You see these types of renovation at strip malls, office buildings, schools, and hospitals around the area. A key element of any such improvements is new signs or graphics. Many businesses appropriately choose to update their signs as they make general improvements to their buildings. Here is a great example of …

Electrical Sign Repair

I’m sure you’ve seen these around town. Signs that are not fully lit. I know as a business owner it is very annoying when your expensive illuminated sign is either partially or fully dark. The problem with these signs are typically a bad transformer, wrong timer setting, bad sensor, miss-wiring, etc. Most of today’s illuminated signs use LED technology. LED …