Window Graphics

Window Graphics that Speak

Window Graphic made to fit any situation

Windows and glass surfaces are prime real estate for any business. Why not take advantage of every square inch to achieve a wide variety of solutions? Expand your brand, enhance your privacy and personalize your space with 3M vinyl and non-vinyl window graphics. Our window films offer a range of specialized features to suit any situation, and our innovative technology makes installs and removals easy and efficient.

Offering unique solutions to your challenges

Perforated films allow you see through a graphic from one direction, for example, while clear or transparent films let you see through a graphic from both sides of a window. High performing and dependable, there’s a 3M window film to fit any graphic need, no matter how long it needs to stick around.

Types of Window Decals

Clear decals:

The design is printed on a completely clear vinyl sheet; there is no visible background and the window remains completely see-through.

First Surface or Second Surface Application - Application is from the Outside or Inside for Outside Reading

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View From Outside

View from inside

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View From Outside

View from inside

Opaque decals:

The design is printed on a white vinyl sheet; it provides a solid background and the view from the window is obscured.

First Surface Application - Application is from the Outside for Outside Reading

Perforated decals:

The design is printed on a perforated vinyl sheet (small circular perforations); it provides a medium background but doesn’t block the view completely.

First Surface Application - Application is from the Outside for Outside Reading

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View From Outside

View from inside

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View From Outside

View from inside

Frosted decals:

The design is printed on a sheet with a frosted finish; sheets can be perforated or opaque; part of the sheet or all of it may be frosted.

First Surface Application - Application is from the Outside for Outside Reading

Die-Cut Vinyl Graphics:

Individual digitally cut numbers, letters and graphics are stuck to the window.

First Surface or Second Surface Application - Application is from the Inside or Outside for Outside Reading

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View From Outside

View from inside

Putting Decals to Use

Logos, promotions, menus, artwork and wayfinding tools: these are a handful of ways people use vinyl window decals. Flexibility in printing, cutting and installation make decals an incredibly creative medium. Given they are quite affordable, people are happy to change them seasonally and for special occasions. Though use by retailers for storefront windows is common, custom window decals can be found in restaurants, commercial buildings, offices, educational institutions and in doctor’s offices. They are an excellent tool for:

  • Branding

  • Sales and promotions

  • Displaying portfolios

  • Providing contact information

  • Wayfinding

 

Designing your decals

Just because you can bring any type of design to life, doesn’t mean you should. Here are a few design tips that will save you from a decal faux pas.

 

Background – The background has a huge impact on legibility. If there are lots of elements behind the window it may be worth using an opaque or frosted decal.

 

Size – Don’t make your decal too small or too large. Measure the glass surface and get an understanding for how far your audience will be from your lettering and graphics so you can choose the appropriate size to get their attention.

 

Colors – Colors affect visibility and emotional response in the audience. Make sure your colors contrast with the surroundings and are bright enough to stand out from the background.

 

Lighting – Low light can make it hard to read or even see the decal. If the window is not well-lit, consider adding backlighting or spotlights in the front.

Windows are large ad spaces that is yours to use as you want. Window graphics and letters are easy to design, long-lasting, and inexpensive. Some of our customers leave them on windows for years, others like to change them every month. Call us to discuss your needs and get a quote.