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 …

Area Hanging Signs

You may have seen these area marker signs in large department stores, grocery stores, or manufacturing floors. These types of sign are great for letting customers or visitors know where certain category of  products are located or how the area is organized. But you can also use this signage for office environments to identify smaller work groups or projects. Signs …

Sandwich Board Signs – Doggy Daycare

We generally don’t blog these smaller signs we do for businesses around the area. But this was a cute one so we’ll share it. We’ve done many signs for dog daycare businesses. This particular one has been our client for many years. This time for better visibility they wanted a sandwich board sign (a-frame sign). These A-frames come in many …

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 …

Marvell Semiconductor – New Campus Signs

Marvell Semiconductor started to evaluate their campus signage over two years ago. As with many organizations, tech companies periodically give their facilities and of course their signage a complete makeover. The project was initially put in hold but then it was restarted a couple of months ago. The process started with a detailed site survey to capture the specifications of …

New Directory Maps – Mariani Square

We’ve talked about the importance of directory or way-finding signage in any property. These signs are very helpful in getting you correctly oriented to where you need to go. They are also critical for first responders arriving onsite in case of emergencies. One of the issues with these property maps is that many are old and perhaps outdated. And in …

Brass Plaques and Letters – Classic and Permanent

Many people associate brass plaques with country clubs and fancy corporate buildings. But they are more accessible that one would think. These plaques exude a sense of permanency and architectural depth that others signs may not. There are typically several options that vary in price and appearance. They can be made in anodized bronze, brass, or aluminum and be completed …

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 …

Tell Your Story with Colorful Banners

So we’ve talked about this before. But it never hurts to bring up the utility of full color digitally printed banners. With our sophisticated print technologies today, we can produce any color scheme or story you wish to communicate at very low costs. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. How about a few pictures that can show …

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 …

City of Mountain View – Street Banners

I’m pretty sure you’ve seen these around the Bay Area. Most cities announce their major events through large street banners strung across major streets. City banners are visible to anyone who drives across these streets. The banners have special requirements that are generally unique to each city. The specs affect how big the banner can be and  how it must …

City of East Palo Alto – New Welcome Sign

You’ve seen these when entering most cities in the U.S.; ‘Welcome To the City of XYZ’.  We had designed and built the previous welcome signs for the City of East Palo Alto about 10 years ago. This time they wanted a different solution. One that was lower cost but still very attractive and high-end. We have many options available to …

Latitude 37 Condos – New Site Signs

You’ve got to go big if you want to attract attention. Latitude 37 contemporary condominiums needed large high resolution signs to advertise their condo units. So they approached Signs Unlimited for our professional services. We helped design and produce highly visible rich color graphics and the panel signs. We installed them on their empty field right next to the condo …

Staffogen – New Lobby Sign (Simple but Effective)

Look, you can spend a lot of money building a high-end lobby sign. And that is just fine as such signs are more appropriate for certain corporate lobbies. However many smaller businesses can have professional and high-end looking lobby signs that are built cost-effectively but yet maintain certain aesthetics.  Here is a recent lobby sign Signs Unlimited designed, fabricated, and …

Plant 51 Condominiums – New Directory Sign

Creating maps of any terrain can be a tedious. When it is for an apartment or condo complex, it needs some additional critical thinking. The main reason is that the first responders arriving at any of the multi-unit residential properties need a well-designed directory to determined where they need to go in a hurry. When Plant 51 in the downtown …

Newark Recycle Gets New Signs

Look, even recycling companies need a fresh look every now and then. Take the case of  Newark Recovery and Recycling.  They had approached Signs Unlimited to help them update their signs with new logo and contents. The old signs had faded and were not that noticeable. So we designed, produced, and installed new signage with bright full color eco-solvant prints …

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 …