Directory Monument – Reface it!

In a business complex tenants move in and out on a regular basis. So obviously the suite names and directories also need to be updated to reflect the new names. The focus of this blog is the external monument directories as opposed to suite names or lobby signs. There are many different ways to accomplish this. Some monuments have removable …

Building Panel Signs – Marblus

For certain type of buildings a panel sign may be more appropriate than say individual letter signs. You may mostly see these signs on industrial buildings. However we’ve also produced them for commercial and other applications or businesses. The solution is simple. Sign quality substrate (multilayer aluminum/pvc panels), and high quality digital print graphics with graffiti resistant lamination. There are …

Special Event Street Banners

I’m sure you’ve seen these stretchered across major streets or boulevards in the Bay Area.  These large banners are custom built to each city’s specifications. These days the banners are digitally produced in that they are printed using digital large format printers. They require high quality art or design files and re-enforced fabrication processes. For certain applications, these banners can …

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 …

Re-Branding: HP Pavilion to SAP Center

As the re-branding and name change process wraps up at  the SAP Center (old HP Pavilion), final signs are being installed. As mentioned in a previous blog, Signs Unlimited has been a long term partner with SAP Center providing a wide range of signs and graphics to the facility. As part of this continuing effort, a new reception area sign …

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 …

Magnetic Signs, A Good Choice For Your Car and Truck

See if this fits you. You are a professional businesses owner, real estate agent, or contractor. You use your car or truck as part of conducting your daily business. However at the end of the day you use your car or truck for personal business such as picking up the kids, grocery shopping, etc. Unless you want to put permanent graphics …

Temporary Signs – Coroplast A Good Option

There are times when you may need a sign for a one-off event. Or perhaps an annual event where the venue and contents change each year. For these occasions, a corrugated plastic sign (a.k.a. coroplast) may be the most cost-effective solution. A full color digital print, or contour-cut vinyl graphics may be applied to the coroplast substrate. Based on quantity, …

Truck Graphics, Simple and Effective

We’ve talked about vehicle graphics before. This is a great way for a business to be noticed as their vehicle travels around town. Some companies do full wraps on the vehicle. This certainly draws attention but it is also very expensive for most businesses. You can still focus on your business’s key values using simple text of various colors and …

Panel Sign For Schools

Many schools have large unused wall areas that can accommodate signs and banners for announcing school related events and activities. One very cost-effective way to do a permanent sign is to use sign quality aluminum-based panels with full color digital graphics. These types of sign last for many years vs. banners that are designed as temporary solutions. Here is a …

Lobby Sign With Second Surface Graphics

When you look at a poster or graphic on a wall or a door, the material is generally applied directly to that surface. This is typically called first surface application. But for certain sign applications, the graphic can be applied to the back side of the glass or acrylic material. This is called second surface application. This approach is beneficial …

Directory Monument Signs – Put a New Face on It!

Monument signs are sometimes intimidating to new businesses. They are more substantial and cost more than other types of sign in some cases. But many new business parks or strip malls around the Bay Area already have built-in directory structures as part of the initial construction. So a new business simply needs to add their name and logo to their …

Lobby Sign – Re-enforce Your Brand

We’ve talked about various ways businesses can re-enforce their brands or their logo. But in multi-unit business complexes, sometimes the most visible way to show your business name (or logo) is in the lobby of your unit. With today’s graphics technologies we can produce a multitude of colors and shapes for any business lobby. Here is an example of a …

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 …

City Notice Signs

Various cities post public notices for new projects or for a permit having been filed  for a particular job.  Based on the project scope, these site signs can vary in size and contents. They can also be fabricated using different material based on the length of time the project is expected to last. Here is an example of such a …