Teavana – Updated Sign at Stanford

When you are in the signs and graphics business, you come across variety of complex situations. Case and Point, Teavana in Stanford.  The sign was initially installed by another company. But the client wanted to make the sign more visible. So this is where Signs Unlimited came in. We surveyed the sign and ultimately fabricated a custom platform (bracket) for …

Property Maps – California Maison

Some apartment and condominium communities are very large and spread-out. So you’ll need help getting around and finding your way once you get there. That is where property maps come into play and can be very helpful. Accurate representation of the property with intuitively color coded areas is extremely important to help visitors, first responders, and service personal find their …

Refreshed Sign – The Tradewinds Condos

A fresh new face attracts more attention. That is why many businesses or properties choose to update and freshen up their signs instead of replacing them. Case and Point, Tradewinds Condos. Here is a clear example of how much better a refurbished sign could look.  New graphics, lettering, and paint can do wonders to brighten up an old sign. Please …

Jupiter is now InFocus – New Logo Signs

So guess what? Another acquisition in the valley. Jupiter became InFocus. And yes we were chosen as the sign company to help them with the logo and sign changes. The scope involved replacing the building sign, monument faces, and several smaller signs around the property. The old monument had a curved surface. So we had to design and fabricate the …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …