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 One of the issues with these property maps is that many are old and perhaps outdated.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 …

New Apartment Complex (Latitude 37) – New Property Signs

As Latitude 37 apartment community went through their re-branding and logo changes, Signs Unlimited  was with them with new site signs and banners. This work is on-going. Being a great vendor means that you are a partner to your client. You help them solve their signs and graphics needs by offering sound advice on the best approaches. This includes best …

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 …