Window Graphics NYC
Window graphics (also known as window stickers or window decals) are images, graphics, or letters that are printed on or cut out of self-adhesive vinyl material and applied to any type of window or glass surface. Vinyl lettering, transparent window decals, opaque window decals, perforated window decals, and frosted window decals are some of the several types of window decals available. Each decal is made to survive rain, sunlight, and other elements.
Use on windows, storefronts, glass doors, mirrors, or any other smooth glass surface indoors or out. Store hours, business names, logos, items, sales, advertisements, and contact information are commonly displayed by businesses, offices, restaurants, and other stores. They can also be used to display your favorite logo, team, band, or whatever else you want.
Installation: The majority of our window decals are simple to apply and can be done in a matter of minutes by yourself. On the product page for each window decal, you’ll find step-by-step instructions for installing it. To get product-specific installation instructions, select “Learn More” on one of the products mentioned above.
Wash your window decal using a moist, non-abrasive rag on a regular basis to keep it in good condition. This will assist keep the decal’s quality and longevity by removing dirt and grime off it. Power washers should not be used on windows that have a window decal. These decals can survive for several years if properly cared for.
Window Stickers FAQ
What are the advantages of using window decals?
Window decals are a popular and adaptable signage option for both large and small businesses. Our personalized window decals have an adhesive backing and are semi-permanent. For businesses and households, decals are a cost-effective and easy-to-install signage alternative. Our personalized window decals are constructed of a high-quality poly vinyl with an adhesive backing. These decals are simple to apply to homes, storefronts, and any other glass surface in commercial or non-commercial situations. They are semi-permanent in that they may be removed, but they are only used once and cannot be reused. With careful care and upkeep, our window decals can last 3+ years indoors or outside after installation. Vinyl letters, transparent window decals, opaque window decals, perforated window decals, and frosted window decals are the five basic types of decals.
What do I need to know about window graphics?
Each of the five decal kinds is a window signage option that comes with an adhesive backing. The two main differences are the level of transparency provided by each and the location in which they can be used. Clear window decals are transparent in the sense that they are see-through anywhere they are not printed. Similarly, opaque window decals are exactly what they sound like: they’re opaque since they’re printed on a material that’s opaque by default. As a result, even if you order a blank piece of material, the opaque decals will not allow you to see through them. Because the material has a 50:50 ratio of perforated holes to solid material, perforated window decals combine the two. As a result, perforated decals provide one-way visibility, which is ideal for shops that want to advertise their brand while still being able to look out the windows. Individual letters and digits are cut from a piece of solid-colored vinyl to create vinyl lettering, which has no background. Frosted window decals have a translucent backdrop, which allows you to see light and the shapes of objects through them while maintaining opacity. Only vinyl lettering, transparent decals, and frosted decals can be placed on the inside of the window facing out due to the material on which they are produced. This is useful for keeping the decal out of harsh weather or those who could deface or destroy it if it were placed on the outside of a window. Due to their substance, opaque and perforated window decals cannot be applied on the inside and facing out. The term “inside glass” refers to placing your decal on the inside of the window with the printed section looking out. Window signage alternatives provides a comprehensive review of these variances.
Is it simple to apply the decals? What about decals that are extremely large?
Installation instructions can be found on each product’s page, however they generally follow the same format. Before applying your decals, clean the glass of any grime or dirt and allow it to dry. After that, for wet-install decals (clear window decal, opaque window decal, frosted window decal), spray the back side of the decal with water and one or two drops of mild detergent after removing the backing. On perforated decals and vinyl lettering, no water of any kind should be used. Place the decal on the dry window surface once it has been wetted, and use a squeegee to remove any extra water. The adhesive will activate once the water has dried. It will take more than one person to effectively put large decals. Do not allow the decal’s adhesive side, wet or dry, to touch or adhere to other sections of the sticky backing. As a result, it is recommended that large decals be installed by many personnel.
Is it possible to reposition the decals?
The clear window decal is the only one that can be repositioned. Repositioning is not possible with vinyl letters, opaque decals, perforated decals, or frosted decals. While there is some wiggle room and forgiveness when they are first mounted, you will not be able to adjust your decal once the adhesive backing becomes active. Static clings are a good option if you require anything that needs to be repositioned frequently.
Is it tough to remove the decals? Will my windows be ruined?
In general, the decals are simple to remove. The decals may usually be simply pulled away from the glass. To remove any remaining adhesive residue, a razor blade and window cleaner are usually required. A flat edge, such as a squeegee, might aid ease the peeling away of decals that are exceedingly difficult to remove from the window.
What’s the difference between window decals, wall decals and static clings.
Wall decals and static clings are not the same as window decals. While both window and wall decals are constructed of sticky vinyl, the former is a semi-permanent solution that cannot be moved once the backing has been applied (aside from clear window decals, which are reusable and repositionable). Wall decals, on the other hand, are made to be repositioned frequently and are adhered on the wall with a low-tack adhesive. Despite its versatility, wall decals are most commonly utilized on interior walls. Clings, on the other hand, have no adhesive backing and rely on suction to adhere to a window. To apply the cling and remove any air bubbles, simply press firmly. A cling, like a wall decal, can be removed, adjusted, and reapplied as many times as needed as long as the mounting surface and sign are clean and dry.
Is it important the sort of decal I use?
Yes! What style of window decal you choose depends a lot on the type of visibility/transparency you want, where you want it placed, and what the end goal of your sign is. To determine which one you require, go to the “All Window Decals” portion of this website.
Is the term “window decals” synonymous with “window stickers” or “window graphics”?
In the signs sector, the word “window sticker” is rarely used, although “window graphic” is frequently used. The phrase “window decal” or “decal” is by far the most prevalent. However, if you’re just talking about a sign with an adhesive backing for glass surfaces, we’re on the same page!
Is it necessary for me to design them differently depending on the sort of window decal I select?
Both yes and no. Even though a transparent decal has less contrast than an opaque or perforated decal, we will print it using a process known as “flood white.” This simply means that a white print will be placed behind your design to ensure that the colors in your design remain brilliant. Because your sign is printed on clear material, this will not be visible, but it will ensure that the printed section is clear and sharp. You should follow basic design best practices regardless of the sort of decal you use. Limit the quantity of text on your sign, use high-contrast colors (especially if the window is tinted or the sign needs to be visible from a distance), make sure your sign design and size are large enough to be seen from a distance if necessary, and so on. If you’re not sure if your decal will work, contact us for assistance or fill out our form for free design services.