DESIGNING, FABRICATING, PERMITTING AND INSTALLING ARCHITECTURAL SIGNS SINCE 1956

SIGNAGE PRODUCTS & SERVICES

  • CHANNEL LETTERS​

  • LOBBY SIGNS

  • WOOD SIGNS

  • CAST PLAQUES

  • CAST LETTERS

  • VINYL LETTERS & BANNERS

  • HIGH RISE SIGNS

  • WAYFINDING SIGNS

  • ADA SIGNS

  • MONUMENT SIGNS

  • DIGITAL SIGNAGE

  • ELECTRIC SIGNS

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • SIGN PERMITS

  • SIGN MAINTENANCE

  • SIGN ENGINEERING

  • ILLUMINATED SIGNS

  • LED MESSAGE DISPLAYS

  • MONUMENT SIGNS

  • BUILDING DIRECTORIES

  • DIRECTIONAL SIGNAGE

  • POST AND PANEL SIGNAGE

  • SIGN SYSTEMS

  • DIMENSIONAL LETTERS

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Sign Survey

Measuring, photographing and "mapping" the site premises and property lines then contacting the local building department to find out the type of sign permitted at your location. 

 design

Using our technical sign knowledge and experience to take your vision from an idea to actual design with shop drawings for your review and approval.

sign permits

Researching signage regulations and applying for your sign permits at your local building department so you don't have to.

  fabrication

Encompassing 62 years of experience, knowledge and quality sign manufacturing to light up your business signage.

 installation

As a C-45 sign contractor we install interior ADA and lobby signs, interior and exterior sign internally illuminated signage.

LOBBY SIGNS

We design, fabricate, ship and install more lobby signs than any other sign company in the Bay Area

WE PROVIDE INNOVATIVE SIGNAGE SOLUTIONS THAT WORK. WE THINK OUTSIDE THE SIGN BOX TO COME UP WITH IDEAS THAT WILL ENHANCE AND DRIVE CUSTOMERS TO YOUR BUSINESS.

ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHIC  SYSTEMS

SAN JOSE SIGN COMPANY

We are not just a sign shop. We are a licensed sign contractor with a C-45 license.  We have a graphic design studio and do custom sign manufacturing. As the best visual communication experts in San Francisco we provide quality sign products with the emphasis on exceptional customer service. Our business is built on satisfied customers. Call us today to speak to a sign expert

IN STOCK ADA SIGNS

Square and Radius Corner ADA Plaques in stock and available for immediate shipping. Solid black and blue background with white Letters & graphics. Please call for availability. Contact AGS sales 408-416-5354 office to place custom order today.
8" x 6"
3" x 6"
3" x 8"
6" x 6"

12" Inch ADA door plaques

Tactile Plaques available in white on black or white on blue only. Blue backgrounds are available to match either square or radius corner plaques.

RECENT SIGN PROJECTS

LOBBY SIGN AND INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED EXTERIOR SIGN FACE LIT LETTERS WITH HALO DIAMOND AND STARS

We had worked with Signature Inn’s corporate offices from Denver, CO for six months and created lobby signage that met their design criteria.  The “Signature” sign needed to be installed on top of the design elements which consisted of one diamond and the two stars. The lobby sign was made from aluminum, ¼” and ½” thick.  The one diamond and the two stars were mounted with ¼” spacers while the “Signature” sign was mounted with ¾” spacers.  Designing and installing the lobby sign in this way gives it more of a 3D (three dimensional) look.  The exterior signage was designed in the same manner as the lobby signage but the difference was in the illumination.  The one diamond and the two stars were rear lit internally, illuminated with a 1/8” thick white reflective surface.  The “Signature” letters were internally illuminated face lit letters.

AWNINGS, BLADE SIGN, VINYL GRAPHICS, TRIMLESS LETTERS AND LOGO

Here at San Jose Sign, we had designed, fabricated, and installed new signs, vinyl graphics and awnings for TableTop in San Francisco, CA.  The blade sign was double-sided, internally illuminated with push through acrylic letters and logo.  The aluminum awnings with down lights were custom-made and mounted above the main entrances.  The main exterior signs were internally illuminated with RGB LED lighting.  The trimless letters and logo signage were internally illuminated and mounted to a custom-designed raceway with push through letters.  The brick-designed vinyl graphics measured to be 285 linear feet and were installed on the building fascia.

BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL LETTERS, EMBEDDED INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED LOGO, CUSTOM HANGING SIGN WITH INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED LETTERS

The brushed, stainless steel letters and logo were 0.25” thick and mounted on ceramic tile via studs.  The main internally, illuminated signage consisted of 1.5” thick embedded letters and logo.  The letters were mounted to a steel beam.  The logo was mounted to the ceiling with hidden mounting fasteners above the entrance with custom a stainless steel bracket.  The hanging sign consisted of 1” deep internally, illuminated letters and mounted with studs.  The electrical ballast and wiring harness were hidden behind the hanging frame with an on-and-off switch.

INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED SIGN AT ENTRANCE, BRUSHED BRASS LOGO NEAR RECEPTION DESK, NEON LOGO MOUNTED TO BAR SHELVING, VINYL LOGOS ON WINDOWS

Above the main entrance doors is an internally, illuminated 7’ x 4’ sign. The vinyl sign face was applied on the first surface exterior that is above the main entrance doors.  The internally illuminated sign cabinet was mounted on the interior of the restaurant but behind the vinyl sign face. The brass logo on the sheetrock wall was 0.5” thick brushed bass with sandblasted edges and was mounted with studs and silicone.  The 36” high x 5” deep neon letters were mounted above the top shelf of the bar. Vinyl logos were mounted to the second surface of the restaurant windows.

INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED LOBBY SIGN AT RECEPTION DESK, ACRYLIC LETTERS AND LOGO MOUNTED TO WALL

Custom fabricated 24” internally illuminated halo lobby sign mounted to the reception desk at the main entrance. Because of the slats on the reception desk we designed the lobby sign to have a white backing so that the halo effect was achieved by reflecting off the white backing plate. We installed additional signage above the lunch area. These were laser cut from ½” thick painted acrylic. All the letters and logo were painted to customers PMS colors. The letters and logo were mounted with studs and ¾” spacers.

 BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL LETTERS MOUNTED TO MONUMENT SIGN,  CLEAR ACRYLIC WITH SECOND SURFACE VINYL GRAPHICS

This customer had existing lobby and monuments sign that needed to be updated with their new logo. We fabricated and installed 10” high 1” deep brushed stainless-steel letters on a double-sided monument sign. We updated the internally illuminated lobby sign with their new logo.

NON-ILLUMINATED PAINTED STAINLESS STEEL LOBBY SIGN AND EXTERIOR PAINTED STAINLESS STEEL LOGO.

We fabricated and installed two sets of painted stainless-steel logos. The 14” high 1” deep lobby sign was painted custom PMS colors of ITVS. The lobby sign was mounted to the ceramic tiles with studs. The 36” high 2” deep exterior sign was mounted with studs and 1” spacers onto stucco wall above the main entrance. We also supplied all the required interior ADA signage per California title 24..

ALUMINUM LOBBY SIGNS AND  INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED EXTERIOR SIGN

We fabricated and installed lobby signs and exterior internally illuminated signage for WIPRO at their Mountain View location. The 12” high lobby sign was fabricated from 1” thick aluminum mounted with studs and 1” spacers. The 60” x 72” internally illuminated LED exterior building sign was fabricated from aluminum with push thru acrylic logo. The sign cabinet was mounted to the third-floor close to the roofline. The WIPRO logo had a little over 80 different colors. 

CUSTOM MADE ACRYLIC LOBBY SIGN  WITH INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED BUILDING SIGN

San Jose Sign had designed and fabricated the interior and exterior building signage for NICE America. The custom painted lobby sign is 1/4” thick acrylic mounted with ½” spacers and studs.  The 36” high x 4” deep internally illuminated trimless exterior building sign is mounted with studs to a brick façade.  The 6” high x 2” deep stainless steel letters are non-illuminated and were mounted with studs and 2” spacers.  All the white vinyl letters were installed at all their entrances on the second surface of the window and doors.

POSH RESTAURANT DESERVES GREAT SIGNAGE

San Jose Sign had designed, manufactured, and installed all of Alexander’s steakhouse signage in Cupertino, CA.  There was a wide variety of signage needed by Alexander’s. The LED lettering are internally illuminated halo (back lit) red and mounted on rock facia. The 18” high fabricated aluminum letters were mounted with 1” spacers.  The pastry location has an internally illuminated push through acrylic signage which were mounted to a wooden wall.  We had installed a custom-made aluminum hanging sign with acrylic signage was installed above the pastry entrance and custom signage on the interior of the restaurant.  San Jose Sign manufactures and installs all of the signage for Alexander’s steakhouse locations and their affiliates.

BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL LETTERS, EMBEDDED INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED LOGO, CUSTOM HANGING SIGN WITH INTERNALLY ILLUMINATED LETTERS

The internally illuminated halo logo is 14” high x 2” deep with 9” lettering and was fabricated for Trusted Site.  The internally illuminated lobby sign was installed right across from the elevator doors. The electrical wiring was hidden by running it through the wall into the upper ceiling where the ballasts were installed.

WE FIX AND REFACE EXISTING SIGNAGE

San Jose Sign repainted and re-faced the existing wooden monument sign at 3000 Sandhill Rd. in Menlo Park, CA.  The street address was fabricated from black 12” high x ½” thick acrylic and was mounted with studs.  The list of tenants was designed, fabricated, re-painted and installed on this older wooden monument sign.  It was difficult to find a sign maker that can fix or match the existing signage whether it is aluminum, wood, or stainless steel, but we are still able help with all your signage needs.

 ULTIMATE SIGNAGE BRANDING 

The 36” high x 5” deep channel letters are non-illuminated and were mounted to building facia.  The letters have extra depth and height because of the length and size of the sign.  The sign was designed and fabricated this way to stand out from their competition. From having sign fabrication experience, the lobby sign around the logo was fabricated from a design in the 1900s.

EXCLUSIVE SIGN COMPANY FOR SONOMA RACEWAY

At Sonoma Raceway, we had fabricated, designed and installed all of their signage. We support with their new signage for every event that they may have. We have fabricated, designed and installed gateway entrance to the pit area. All the blade signs in the paddock, the restroom sign, the building identification signage, the directional signage/maps and many other signage had been fabricated and installed by our company.

 

How can we help?

 

ABOUT OUR SIGN COMPANY

AGS specializes in designing, manufacturing and installation of architectural signage. We have supplied clients across the country with quality signs and service since 1956. Whether you require a sign for a new construction or updating your existing signs, AGS can manage your entire sign project from graphic design to installation. Our sign company can offer a complete array of business lobby and ADA signs, interior and exterior retail business signs and custom monument signs. We will ensure that you obtain the most cost-effective solution to promote your brand, image and message.

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415-840-4337 Main office

408-416-5354 San Jose sales office

Architectural Graphic Systems

San Jose Sales Office

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California Sign Contractor  License  C-45  #1002588

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