Mexican Consulate – New Directional Signs

When you enter an industrial or even a commercial business area, sometimes finding your way around can be challenging. Maps at the driveway entry sometimes help. But once you get further in, you may still need directions to the specific building you are looking for. Case and point; the Mexican Consulate in the South Bay. This was an clear example …

Doctor’s Office – New Monument Sign

So you’ve added a new doctor or lawyer to your medical or legal practice? This means you need to add their names to the various signs and directories around the building. This may be a good time to look at your signs and directories and see if a refresh is needed. As we’ve mentioned before, signs and graphics need to …

The Meadowlands – New Monument Sign

Property Management companies have to deal with a lot of issues related to the complexes they manage and their tenants. One common request we get from these companies has to do with signs. Anything from No Parking, No Dumping, to Suite number signs. But we also get requests for monuments and other more substantial signs. Here is a recent sign …

Century 21 Alpha – New LED Sign Letters

For businesses that operate after dusk, an illuminated sign is very important for visibility. This is especially true if the business is tucked away in the corner or back of the strip mall or business complex. Century 21 Real Estate is well-known around the Bay Area. But a well-lit and visible sign greatly helps with guiding clients to their office. …

Humane Society – New Fun Vehicle Graphics

The Humane Society of Silicon Valley does great work for animal welfare in the area. So we were pleased when they came to us for their new vehicle graphics and wraps. The project started with some high resolution images and involved 4 vehicles. The old graphics had to be removed which is a tedious process in order to accommodate the …

Latitude 37 Apartments – Facility Signs

Apartment complexes are frequent customers of signs and graphics. Either because of wear and tear or simply needing new signs for expansion projects, signs and graphic are commonly updated at these facilities. Signs Unlimited has been designing and fabricating signs and graphics for the Latitude 37 apartment complexes for a while. Here are a few examples of a recent sign …

Veritas Separates from Symantec – New Signs

Here we are with another change of ownership for a Silicon Valley company. Symantec spun off their Veritas business to an investment group. As we’ve done many times before over the years Signs Unlimited was contracted to replace the signage at the campus from Symantec to Veritas. The initial phase of this transition was completed recently. The scope of work …

Cedar Tree Plaza – New LED Signage

Some of the strip malls in the Bay Area were built over decades ago. So an occasional upgrade is always a good idea for a fresh look and more visibility for the shopping center’s business tenants. Cedar Tree Plaza recently went through a major renovation which obviously included the addition of new signs. The signage scope of work included new …

Window Graphics – Diptyque Candles

Special times of the year are great opportunities for businesses to generate interest and visibility in their products or services by adding graphics or temporary signage to their stores. Case and point, Diptyque Candles. Here is an example of a job we just completed that shows how you can decorate your windows with seasonably appropriate graphics to create a certain …

Intel Acquires Altera – Announcement Banner

It happened again. Another Silicon Valley news maker. Intel acquires Altera. So you are wondering where Signs Unlimited comes in. As part of the launch announcement we were contacted by Altera to create a banner and stand solution for all their field offices worldwide. We worked with Intel’s designers in New York and produced the appropriate digital print banner and …

Goodyear Tires – Monument Refurbish

We’ve discussed how signs need to be refreshed or updated once in a while. This could be due to a corporate logo change, name changes, or just due to normal wear and tear especially caused by weather. A fresh coat of paint and new graphics can make a sign come to life and look new. Here is an example of …

Utility Box Art and Graphics – City of Los Gatos

I’m sure you’ve seen these around town. Functional and bland looking utility boxes turned into canvasses to create beautiful art at street corners. There are generally a couple of different ways to decorate these utility boxes. Hand painted murals or digital print graphics. The process starts with the art. Local artists may submit their work to the cities and go …

Practical Signs – Auto Repair Shop

Sometimes a business needs simple practical or functional signs that serve a specific purpose for their clients. You don’t need colorful or extravagant signs when all you need to do is to inform your customers where to go or where certain things are. Case and point, Precision Auto and Tune Repair shop. They needed their drive bays identified with the …

Technology Credit Union – Banners

Technology Credit Union has been a great client of ours for many years. We install all their branch graphics on a quarterly basis. One of their regular installations involves banners. Banners are a great tool for temporary announcements such as new interest rates, promotions, or special events. Here are a couple of examples of the banners we’ve installed for Technology …

New Custom Building Sign – Heatscape.com

You can always put your company name on the glass entry doors. But sometime you need a proper building sign to project an image in line with the company’s position in the market. Case and point, Heatscape. Heatscape already had graphics on the entry glass panels identifying the company. But they felt that they needed a more substantial sign. Signs …

Barricade Graphics – Toni & Guy (Eastridge)

I’m sure you’ve seen these barricades at major malls around the Bay Area. As stores renovate, relocate, or when a new tenant moves in to a space in the mall, they usually need to build out the store. During this phase the front of the store is typically barricaded to shield the construction inside. The barricade provides and excellent opportunity …

New Quicksliver Factory Store – Signs

When national retail companies open local stores, they need to work with various contractors to build out their stores and get ready for the grand opening. As part of this process they will of course need signs in accordance with their corporate style guide. Working with their national representatives, here is one of the recent projects in a Bay Area …

Fresh New Look – First United Methodist Church Signs

Building signs typically come in two main variations; Internally Illuminated and non-illuminated. There are generally more options available when the signs are non-illuminated. This is because you don’t not need to meet certain electrical requirements. In those cases if night viewing is needed, external lighting may be used to illuminate the letters. Sign letters can be mounted directly on the …

Simple and Classy Lobby Sign – Cobham

Signs do not necessarily need to be very colorful or elaborate to communicate their message. If the idea is to reinforce a brand or just say we are here, then a subtle sign could just do the trick. Here is an example of a simple yet classy sign with client’s corporate logo and specific color. We used a brushed aluminum …

Mentor Graphics – New Monument and Building Signs

It is always a good indicator when companies expand. That generally means that the business in that area is doing well. Since we know consistency is important for reinforcing a company’s brand, any new signs must meet the existing corporate style guide.  It is sometime very difficult to match an existing sign design when the original documentation is not available. …