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 …

Basic and Functional Door Signs

Signs don’t always have to be fancy and colorful. Many signs are made to be practical or functional.  Secondary doors and entrances in commercial and industrial properties need basic identification signs to guide employees, vendors, or service personnel to the right location. Through digital print technologies, we can create functional signs bearing the companies’ logos easily and cost-effectively. Here is …

New Parking Signs – The Pruneyard

As we know most structures, properties, and yes even signs need to be refreshed once in a while.  This includes parking signs. Beside normal wear a tear, contents of parking or property signs may change. Perhaps new parking hours or new logos and color schemes. Here is a job we recently completed for The Pruneyard. Complete replacement of their existing …

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 …

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 …

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 …

New Coffee Bar Sign – Nordstrom

One of the advantages of being a sign company that fully licensed, insured, and bonded, is that national companies feel comfortable and trust your expertise with their projects. These sign projects are generally highly visible and require attention to details. Here is an example of a job we recently completed for Nordstrom at the Stanford shopping center. The project consisted …

Omron / STI’s New Monument Sign

Wear and tear is very common in the world of signs and graphics. Especially for the signs that are outdoors and exposed to the elements 24/7. Omron / STI recently approached us with a request for a new monument sign to replace their existing one that had been ravaged by the weather over the years. But there was a twist.  …

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 …

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 …

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 …