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 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 …

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 …

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 …

Temporary Monument Covers – Hope Services

Imagine this scenario. Your business has changed names, suite numbers,  or have something else that requires your directory monuments to be updated. A new directory monument takes several weeks to complete especially if a city permit is required. So a great temporary solution would be to cover the existing directories with the new information while the new signs are being …

Window Privacy Film and Logo – Island Inspired

When it comes to store window coverings, options are aplenty. Businesses can have their logo in full color contour-cut and applied. Or they can have any type of artistic and digitally produced graphic their customers or market requires. One of the options that we’ve utilized in the past serves a dual purpose. We’ve used frost film (a.k.a. etched glass) as …

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.  …

Montessori School – Simple and Effective Sign

As we’ve said before, you don’t always have to spend a lot of money on new signs for your company or business. In many cases you can update or refurbish the existing ones. This could save some money in the long run. Here is an example of a post and panel monument sign that we recently refurbished with a new …

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. …