Atelier Salon – New Willow Glen Location (New Signs)

Atelier is a high-end salon with two locations in San Jose’s Santana Row. Recently they acquired and launched a new salon in Willow Glen which is another upscale neighborhood in San Jose. As with the previous stores which Signs Unlimited (their longtime partner) had also produced the signs for, they approached us for the new signage at the Willow Glen …

Century 21 Alpha – New LED Sign Letters

For businesses that operate after dusk, an illuminated sign is very important for visibility. This is especially true if the business is tucked away in the corner or back of the strip mall or business complex. Century 21 Real Estate is well-known around the Bay Area. But a well-lit and visible sign greatly helps with guiding clients to their office. …

Cedar Tree Plaza – New LED Signage

Some of the strip malls in the Bay Area were built over decades ago. So an occasional upgrade is always a good idea for a fresh look and more visibility for the shopping center’s business tenants. Cedar Tree Plaza recently went through a major renovation which obviously included the addition of new signs. The signage scope of work included new …

New Custom Building Sign – Heatscape.com

You can always put your company name on the glass entry doors. But sometime you need a proper building sign to project an image in line with the company’s position in the market. Case and point, Heatscape. Heatscape already had graphics on the entry glass panels identifying the company. But they felt that they needed a more substantial sign. Signs …

JDSU Splits – Lumentum Sign Project

We had talked about JDSU, a staple in the high-tech Silicon Valley splitting into two companies. Viavi and Lumentum. We discussed the project for Viavi in a previous post. The bigger portion of this split (in terms of locations and signage) was Lumentum. Again we were there with our client as one element of their transition from early on. The …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Law Offices – A New Monument Sign

Certain businesses are a shoo-in for more traditional looking signs.  Take law firms. For most of them, a non-illuminated sign with classical lettering would be ideal to attract new clients. We had been working with Finwall Law for a while. They finally pulled the trigger and asked us for the design, fabrication, and installation of a new sign for their …

Peninsula Volunteers Monument Signs – A Fresh New Look.

The old adage ‘out with the old, in with the new’ is not always a cost-effective approach when it comes to monument signs.  Take the monument signs for Peninsula Volunteers. The monuments has good quality aluminum lettering on them. They just blended too much into the background of an old monument with a light color. So they approached Signs Unlimited …

Curexo Tech’s Robodoc is Now Think Surgical – New Logo and Signs

We have a new addition in our series of corporate mergers and name changes.  Curexo Corp’s  Robodoc is now called Think Surgical. As a long term partner to various companies in the Bay Area, Signs Unlimited was approached to help design both a monument and a lobby sign that best suited the new corporate image. This client had very specific …

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 …

Find Your Way With Property Maps

They come in many designs and sizes. Yes we are talking about property maps. Apartment complexes, condominiums, multi-tenant residential communities all have one thing in common; maps to identify where the buildings or individual units are. Here is an example of maps that Signs Unlimited designed, produced, and installed for a local property management company. These particular ones were done …

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 …

Refurbish Your Monument & Save A Lot!

As we’ve said before, monument signs may seem intimidating to some businesses because of their perceived costs and over all investment.  But if you were to simply modify or refurbish an existing monument which many commercial properties already have, then you could save a lot. Take this example. Sign Unlimited used the existing frame on this monument and designed and …