When Should You Use Window Film?

When Should You Use Window Film?

Window film is a type of window graphic with special properties, but just what is this film and when is it useful to install this type of window sign?

What Exactly Is Window Film?

Window film is a type of material on which you can print graphics, images, and text. You can then adhere this film to a window. It works very similarly to vinyl. At Plattsburgh Creative Signs, we use high-quality vinyl that won’t scuff, tear, or peel away easily from your window. We also use high-quality adhesives that won’t damage your window, wall, vehicle, or any other surface on which you install it.

The main difference between a vinyl window graphic and window film is that vinyl is opaque and window film is see-through. Kind of. Obviously, it’s not entirely transparent because then it would just be a standard window. It’s largely translucent depending on your perspective.

Window Film: Like A One-Way Mirror

A one-way mirror, also called a two-way mirror (confusingly), is a piece of glass that’s totally reflective on one side, and see-through on the other. You’ve probably seen such a mirror on a television detective or police drama. Window film is like that.

Because it has a surface with many small perforations, you can see right through it if it’s blank and light-colored. This means that people on the outside of the window film see a solid, vivid graphic. But those inside, can still see out the window.

Storefront Window Film

Window film is great for stores with shopwindows or other businesses with front windows. Imagine an eye-glass store in Plattsburgh. To identify and promote the store, the owner might want to install a large window graphic displaying photographs of models wearing some of the glasses they sell. By using window film, people outside the store see these great promotional graphics, while inside, the store owner, staff, and customers can still see outside.

Vehicle Graphic Window Film

Window film is also great for vehicle graphics, especially wraps. Vehicle graphics turn work vehicles into mobile billboards that promote their businesses everywhere they drive. A wrap appears on multiple sides of the vehicle. Instead of breaking up the graphic on the wrap by avoiding the windows, you can use window film to display the graphic on the windows, too, creating a fuller, more cohesive effect.

Plattsburgh Creative Signs

At Plattsburgh Creative Signs, we can design, make, and install high-quality window graphics, with or without window film, for clients in Plattsburgh, NY, as well as elsewhere in the North Country and across the state border in Vermont. To learn more about window film, or our other products and services, please contact us via our website or call 518-324-SIGN.

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