Renovating Property Signs

Sign renovation is a continuous process. One of the considerations when renovating or refurbishing a sign is whether or not the original look and feel needs to be maintained. In some cases the property owner or manager may choose the keep the same color schemes and graphics. In other cases they may go a whole new route. Here is an …

New Name Change – Diodes (was Pericom)

Once again a corporate merger/acquisition results in a whole new logo change for a company in the valley. Pericom became Diodes. This project posed some unique technical challenges. The new logo had to be fabricated as individual letters and installed in a flat  manner even though the main building fascia was curved with custom brushed aluminum paneling. We spent a …

Office Complex Monument Sign – Updated

We’ve talked about companies changing names due to mergers and acquisitions before. But occasionally business parks change names too. Instead of replacing the property’s monument signs completely due to the new name or logo, the owners may choose to simply refurbish or update the existing ones (if feasible). Case and point; Menlo Park Labs. Working with their property management company, …

New Building Logo Sign – OMRON/STI

Here we go again with another corporate name change. As you know, mergers and acquisitions are very common in the Bay Area and particularly in Silicon Valley. And of course they require name changes hence new signs and graphics. This is where Signs Unlimited comes in. Omron/STI was one of the recent exterior building signs we completed. This scope of …

Address Signs

As we’ve mentioned before, we like working with property management companies. Part of the reason is the predictability of and familiarity with the signage they need.  We’ve produced thousands of signs ranging from detailed property maps, monuments, pool rules, to simple ‘No Parking’ signs. Some properties have very high-end signage needs that require customs work. Signs Unlimited can easily tackle …

Dedication Sign

There are many different solutions for dedicating a building, a park, or a conference room for that matter to a person. We can produce many types of dimensional lettering and high-end plaques to achieve any such special occasion. Case and point; Raytheon’s dedication of an internal museum. Sign Unlimited as the chosen partner was involved with design, fabrication, and installation …

Mall Signs – American Apparel

Doing any type of construction work inside of a major mall requires several steps and documentation.  So it is not for all contractors. We work with many national chains that have stores at various malls around the Bay Area. Besides being properly licensed and bonded as a contractor, you must also have substantial insurance coverage to be allowed in to …

Employee Benefits Services – New Lobby Sign

One of the advantages of working with the same sign company for a long time is that all the special requirements, processes, colors, and material are well-known and documented. There is no need to start over by new trial and error methods to match existing signs or graphics. But we’ve also taken over projects and produced the clients’ desired signs …

All New Corporate Logo Signs – On Business Property Monuments

We really like working with property management companies. We get the opportunity to work with many of their tenant companies and create unique signs based on their corporate logos and style guides. Recently we completed a project that involved several new company logos for the property’s campus monuments. A wide range of designs and colors. The signs had to meet …

Sage Veterinary – New Monument Sign

Sage Veterinary has been renovating and expanding their footprint in the Bay Area. They approached us several months ago for a whole new design for their signage. This of course included  monument and building signs. We got to work and created several design options, one of which they finally approved. The initial phase of the project was recently completed.  This …

Window Perfs – Technology Credit Union

Although interest rates have been stable for a while, they occasionally get updated by different financial institutions for various loan types. Since promotions by definition are temporary, the advertising graphics needed for such promotions need be easily replaceable for the sake of efficiency if nothing else. We use different types of perforated media (perfs) for producing digital print graphics for …

Monument Sign Panels – Apartment Complex

Summer is generally a good time to update or replace old signs and graphics. In many cases wholesale replacement of the signs is not necessary. Sometimes a paint job and some new lettering (or graphics) will take care of it. Here is a case where the client wanted new custom cut monument panels to replace the old ones. We produced …

HighTech Looking Door Signs – Radius Product Development

We live in the Silicon Valley. So you expect to see high-tech stuff all around. Occasionally that also means high-tech looking signs. We recently produced some attractive looking door signs for Radius Product Development. We blended the lettering and the background to achieve the desired look. The scope included custom fabricated dimensional lettering and a painted rowmark  substrate. Here are …

Foothill College – Refurbishing Parking Directory Monuments

As a longtime partner of Foothill College, we’ve fabricated and installed hundreds of signs at the campus over the years. But as with anything in life, the signs age and require updating once in a while. Foothill College has very custom graphics, background colors, and special fabrication requirements that need to be factored in the designs. Signs Unlimited has perfected …

Atelier Salon – New Willow Glen Location (New Signs)

Atelier is a high-end salon with two locations in San Jose’s Santana Row. Recently they acquired and launched a new salon in Willow Glen which is another upscale neighborhood in San Jose. As with the previous stores which Signs Unlimited (their longtime partner) had also produced the signs for, they approached us for the new signage at the Willow Glen …

Monument Sign Panels – Just Add Your Name

We’ve talked about monument signs for business parks that have multiple tenants. Some of these monument bases are built when the buildings themselves are constructed. As new tenants move in, they simply add their names to the monument. Signs Unlimited has designed and built many custom signs for existing monuments as well as building brand new monuments. There are many …

Office Signage – Thornton Tomasseti

A new business in an office building means that various signs have to be updated to reflect the new tenant. In most cases, there are at least one suite sign for the main entry and also one directory strip sign in the lobby. But based on the size of the building, there could also be additions to the directory monument(s)  …

BD Biosciences – New Logo and Signs

Here we go again with another corporate logo change. BD Biosciences recently updated their logo. This resulted in campus wide changes to all their signage and graphics. Working with their national sign company, we fully surveyed all the signs and replaced them all with new ones reflecting the updated logo. The scope of work included monument signs, lobby signs, directories, …

Dinah’s Garden Hotel – More Property Signs

You may be familiar with Dinah’s Garden Boutique hotel in Palo Alto. We had previously worked with them and their corporate design firm to produce various signs for the entire property a couple of years ago. Recently they realized that additional signage was needed to further enhance visibility and access for their guests. These new signs were intended to complement …

Cooley Landing Park – New Park Signs

After more than a decade of studies, research, and community discussion, improvements at Cooley Landing Park in East Palo Alto are underway.  When the park was opened to the public in 2012, Cooley Landing added nine acres to the amount of public open space in the area. As part of the improvements Signs Unlimited, a long time supplier of signs …

San Jose Conservation Corps (SJCC) – New Recruitment Signs

San Jose Conservation Corps (SJCC) has provided thousands of “at-risk” disadvantaged young men and women with academic education, hands-on learning, and development of basic skills. So we were very pleased when they came to us to produce their new large promotional site signs. These large signs were made with high resolution digital print graphics and high quality graffiti proof lamination. …