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 …

New Monument Face – Chemical Safety Tech

As we’ve mentioned before, you don’t need a brand new directory monument when new tenants move in. These days we can cost-effectively update monuments with new tenant names and logos without structurally changing the sign. Using digital print graphics and appropriate paneling material (substrates) this can be accomplished with any budget. Here is an example of a recent monument we …

New Quicksliver Factory Store – Signs

When national retail companies open local stores, they need to work with various contractors to build out their stores and get ready for the grand opening. As part of this process they will of course need signs in accordance with their corporate style guide. Working with their national representatives, here is one of the recent projects in a Bay Area …

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 …

Fremont Bank – Fleet Graphics

We’ve talked about vehicle graphics before. There is a whole gamut of options from full wraps to simple text graphics for cars and trucks. There are merits to both approaches. But we’ve noticed over the years that in majority of cases simple graphics will meet the clients’ needs at substantially reduced costs. Case and point; Fremont Bank. We’ve been producing …

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, …

New Monument Sign Upgrade – OnanOn and ePlus Tech

Sometimes the only way to show how something has improved is to see what it looked like before. Here is an example of a monument upgrade that resulted in a much more visible logo and recognition for both companies. The project involved building a new aluminum cabinet for the existing brick base and to fabricate several types of dimensional graphics …

49ers Team Eye Doctor – New Lobby Sign

When it comes to lobby signs (or other interior signs), there are numerous options in terms of material and construction. Almost any design can be made into a dimensional sign. Due to precision routing tools and an incredible array of digital print color options available, we can create any solution to meet the client’s needs. Here is an example of …

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. …

Custom Restroom Signs – Foothill College

Most of us are used to seeing restroom signs that are either blue and white or black and white. But many organizations require very custom colors and content within the ADA code guidelines. As long as you meet the Tactile and Braille requirements, there are many color options to choose from. Here are a few pictures of the custom restroom …

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 …

Vander-Bend, Newly Refurbished Monument

As we’ve said before, you don’t always have to build a new sign when updating your graphics or logo. Existing signs such as monuments can be retrofitted with new dimensional lettering or digital print graphics. This will save a huge amount of costs over a full replacement. We’ve refurbished many monuments over the years. If the monument in not illuminated, …

New Unique Sign For Timber Cove Homes

Multitenant residential properties strive to create a unique look and feel for their tenants or owners. A look that fits the particular theme for that property. Some may go for a more modern look where as others may choose a more traditional or even a nature-centric look. Take the case of Timer Cove. We started a discussion on their main …

Woodbridge Mobile Home Community – New Monument Sign

Today’s graphic design and manufacturing technologies allow us to create a whole new range of signs and graphic solutions. For example, using synthetic stucco and foamcore technology we can produce most sign structures resulting in thousands of dollars of savings for our clients over masonry brick and mortar work. Here is a very recent project we completed using this synthetic …

Vencore, New Bay Area Location, New Signs

When a company is acquired, the new parent company will typically change all the signs and graphics at the new location to match their corporate guidelines. Case and points, Vencore. When Vencore acquired a local company in the Bay Area, we were contracted to replace and install new signs and graphics at the location. The scope of work ranged from …