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 …

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 …

Sign Repair – Keep It Looking Fresh

Most things in life need maintenance, upkeep, or a refresh once in a  while. Signs are no different.  One of the most common problems we see with signs is weather damage. Weather and sun eventually make their mark on everything. Signs would look a bit stale or discolored. In some cases you begin to see peeling of the graphics on …

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 …

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 …

ADA and Code Signs – Why do you need them?

Any building manager or contractor who has ever been involved in new building construction or a renovation project knows this or has learned it the hard way. You cannot get an occupancy permit unless certain ADA/code signs have been installed at specific locations within the building.  This is true for any public, commercial, or industrial building.  You may be able …

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 …

Window dressing

There are obviously many different ways people decorate their office or business doors or entry glass panels. One of the more stylish ways one can accomplish this is through the use of frosted (or more commonly called etched glass) vinyl. This type of vinyl can be contour cut with typical plotters to any shape or size and can be applied …

Plaques and Seals, A Solid Choice

We have not talked about plaques recently. Professionally made brass or bronze plaques are a symbol of strength and power. They are generally intended to last a life time.  Plaques are produced through specialized fabrication processes (oxidizing) to create the right contrasts and can have different finishes such as  leatherette with polished or matte finishes. They tend to be heavier …

Preschool Gets a New Look

Building renovations are an integral part of our community. You see these types of renovation at strip malls, office buildings, schools, and hospitals around the area. A key element of any such improvements is new signs or graphics. Many businesses appropriately choose to update their signs as they make general improvements to their buildings. Here is a great example of …

New Monument – Lower Cost Constrcution

Monument signs speak volumes about an organization. They are practical and effective in many ways. They can be made from several different materials based on the client’s preference. One very cost-effective method of fabrication is the use of High Density Urethane (HDU). Here is an example of such a monument which Signs Unlimited recently designed, produced, and installed using the …