Stanford Medical – New Office Signs

It take some creativity as well as practical know-how to produce unique signs. Many clients know exactly what they like. Others look to us for ideas. But ideas and designs must always consider manufacturability not just what looks good on a computer screen. Stanford Medical wanted a unique effect for their signs. A translucent effect with high-end acrylics and mounting …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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)  …

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 …