Window vinyl clings and films are an effective way to advertise and generate privacy at the same time. These graphics can be used to promote temporary events like weekend sales or new products.
They work without adhesives and can be easily repositioned or reused. This makes them a great option for businesses that need an eye-catching promotional display but don’t want the commitment of permanent signage.
Static clings are a unique plastic film that likes to stick to glass surfaces without the need for an adhesive. While the name implies some kind of electrical discharge or electrical attraction, the clinging is actually caused by a molecular bond between the vinyl and smooth surface of the glass.
Because these films are free of adhesive they can be peeled off and reapplied multiple times. They are perfect for short term window graphics and point of purchase decals.
While they are ideal for windows, static clings can also be applied to smooth non-porous surfaces such as metal and some plastics.
This product is a premium highly plasticized calendered vinyl. The vinyl is very soft which allows for the ink to wet out into the film and achieve a high printability with excellent edge delamination. Ink selection and curing is critical with this type of vinyl to insure proper printing and stability. Contact your ink supplier to ensure that the inks are appropriate for this application.
Perforated window film displays graphics from the outside of your windows while allowing unobstructed views from inside. This is achieved by a mesh-like graphic that consists of 80 percent solid vinyl with 20 percent tiny holes. These holes are sized to create the ideal image resolution for the print from the inside while protecting the interior view and privacy.
Second surface perforated window film adheres to the inside of the glass with a double-sided clear optical tape located on the top and bottom of the graphic. Unlike outdoor Invisa-View Perforated Vinyl, which is exposed to weather elements, this front facing adhesive improves the lifespan of your window graphic.
During the day, one way perforated graphics window film displays your printed message on the exterior side of the glass. At night, it hides from the outside and reveals your lights. This helps eliminate the need for blinds or curtains in buildings during the daytime and can help minimize bird collisions.
Frosted privacy window films let homeowners spruce up their windows and doors with a style that is a lot less expensive than buying brand new glass. They also add privacy from nosy neighbors or passersby, block harmful sunlight, reduce glare and help protect furniture and carpets from fading due to UV ray exposure.
The reusable film is easy to apply, with the option of applying on the inside or outside of the glass depending on your preference. Just use a light soap and water solution to spray the non-printed side of the cling, (front for inside glass window clings or rear for outside glass clings) and smooth it onto the surface with a squeegee*.
For added protection, you can have your clings laminated at the time of printing. This will increase the lifespan and withstand extreme weather conditions like rain, humidity and freezing temperatures. Adding vinyl on static cling offers additional color and opacity. For example, a pastel color like lilac is difficult to print on clear static cling but can be accomplished by adding a standard adhesive backed vinyl.
Using window graphics to enliven your retail storefront will catch the attention of new customers and create a brand recognition that draws in repeat business. The most popular type of large format window graphic is a decal or cling.
Clings are made from a durable plastic film that sticks to glass and metal windows and some smooth surfaces with static electricity instead of adhesive. This allows them to be easily moved and repositioned or pulled up when they need replacing. Clings are ideal for temporary signage like advertising a special sales event or weekend promotion.
They are also easy to remove without leaving any residue behind. They should be used indoors and are not weather resistant, so they won’t hold up to rainy or cold temperatures. They also won’t stick well to dirty, solvent cleaned or greased surfaces. Axe Signs & Wayfinding provides the ideal vinyl solution in Jacksonville for you, whether you’re looking to make a striking window display or wish to give customers privacy.