Lakeshore Learning Store Gets New Sign Faces.

  Lakeshore Learning Store had recently updated their logo. As part of their re-branding process they approached Signs Unlimited to fabricate new sign faces for their large building and pole signs. Generally when large faces are requested for any sign, print samples are created to make sure that the client is happy with the final color produced through the printing …

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 …

New Sign for a Bay Area High Tech

High Tech companies in the Bay Area as with any other type of business do value their brand. As we’ve mentioned before, a company’s lobby is a great location to re-enforce a corporation’s established brand using their logo and color schemes. This is usually where new and potential clients or partners see and associate the brand with the company. Here …

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 …

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, …

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 …

HP Pavilion Name Change to SAP Center

Stadiums around the country periodically change names which result in a major re-branding campaign affecting everything from logos on napkins to new signs all around the facility. As you may know, San Jose’s own HP Pavilion recently changed names to SAP Center. As part of this effort Sign Unlimited designed, fabricated, and installed many new signs reflecting this name change. …

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 …

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 …

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 …