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 …

Steinbeck School Soccer Field – Project Sign

Most if not all major publicly funded construction projects need to have a site sign describing the project name, funding source, and appropriate parties involved (i.e. the contractor, bond measure etc.).  Signs Unlimited has been producing site signs meeting San Jose’s requirements for years. These high quality signs can been seen around construction sites around the area. Here is a …

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 …

Great America Park Security Patrols – New Vehicle Graphics

The new 49er Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara will have a major impact on businesses around the area.  As part of a re-branding effort partially associated with this major stadium,  Paramount Great America’s security patrol team which is right next door decided to update their logo to a more visible and recognizable design. They contacted Signs Unlimited for design and …

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 …

Curexo Tech’s Robodoc is Now Think Surgical – New Logo and Signs

We have a new addition in our series of corporate mergers and name changes.  Curexo Corp’s  Robodoc is now called Think Surgical. As a long term partner to various companies in the Bay Area, Signs Unlimited was approached to help design both a monument and a lobby sign that best suited the new corporate image. This client had very specific …

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 …

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 …

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. …