Recently we have done several major window vinyl installations, including multiple branches for a local bank, a real estate office, and several other local businesses. As with any kind of marketing graphics, window graphic installations present many opportunities, options, and unique challenges. This is the first blog in a series discussing these specific issues.
Types of Vinyl
There are 4 types of vinyl that most window installation use:
Cut Vinyl – primarily used for simple lettering, such as business hours, phone number, the address number, or other business information. Also frequently used to list services offered by the business. Cut vinyl graphics are fairly inexpensive, but can have significant impact on the professionalism and advertising presence of the business.
Translucent White Vinyl – Similar to a sign, banner, or wall mural, a window graphic using translucent white vinyl allows a business to use more artistic elements in advertising their business. Multiple colors, pictures, and eye catching designs can grab the attentions of people passing by, serving to increase your business presence and attractiveness. This kind of vinyl will block a person’s ability to see in or out of the business, so these can also provide privacy and partial shade to those inside the office, restaurant, or other kind of establishment. If you prefer to keep the view more open, these can also be contour cut to the desired shape, much like cut vinyl graphics.
Static Cling – rather infrequently used, because it is easily removed & less permanent. It has the same properties as translucent white vinyl, but has no adhesive – it sticks to the glass by static attraction to the glass. Easy to apply, easy to remove, and not very secure.
Perforated Window Vinyl – this fantastic product has many of the benefits of translucent white vinyl, with a few additional advantages. Specifically, perforated window vinyl doesn’t block the view of those inside the glass. This allows those inside greater security, a more open feeling, and natural light.
We’ve only scratched the surface in presenting these vinyl graphic options. If you have specific questions about your window graphic project, or to find out what something like this might cost, please contact us at 816-459-7552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information will also be available in the blogs to follow.