Category Archives: Window Graphics
Privacy for office or home windows
the great benefit of the frosted window vinyls we offer at printdsign is that they can offer privacy to glass panel areas (be they windows or office partitions) whilst still allowing a large percentage of light transference through the glass. so unlike a window tint the window frosting vinyls give privacy to the glass windows without knocking out a large amount of light.
another great benefit is that window tint films work using light transmittance. many of the window tint films we offer at printdsign have a reflective finish when viewed external , for privacy. unfortunately due to the way the window tint films work this means that the reflective privacy finish of the window tint film will only work if the light source outside of the window is stronger than the light source behind the glass.
The difference between window tints and window frosting
during regular daylight hours, the brightness of the outside world is usually overall brighter than the internal lighting inside a home or office. so the window tint films works well and offer a reflective privacy effect when viewed from outside. but after daylight hours when the sun has gone down, the external light source is usually less than the internal light source inside a home or office. at this time the reflective privacy effect of the window tints no longer works as the light transmittance is working the opposite way to what was required during the day.
Do you need window frosting or window tints?
this is where window frosting and window etching vinyls come in. by using a window frosting instead of a window tint you can ensure that privacy is given to the windows or partitions at all times, no matter if the light sources are brighter behind the glass. the trade off for this aded privacy is that the windows are now opaque and cannot be clearly seen through , but this the only way to guarantee privacy for your windows at all times.
At PrintDsign we have been selling and installing frosted window film (etching) for several years. in all that time is hasn’t changed much, but thats because it does really need to. we only use frosted window films from the worlds top manufacturers , so the quality is guaranteed and each install we carry out looks great and has excellent longevity thanks to the extra strong adhesives in the frosted window film.
Our frosted window films are opaque, so they cannot be seen though clearly. this is great for adding additional privacy to the windows in a certain room. At PrintDsign we also have the ability to cut the frosted window film (window etching) on our vinyl cutters, so we can shape the frosted window film to suit a specific design and also just add it to sections of the window. so the frosted window film can be used on the lower half of the windows to add privacy but the top of the windows can be left clear, so visibility is still possible.
Although visibility through the frosted window film isn’t possible it still allows significant light to transfer through, so unlike what happens if you add a window graphic to the windows, the light from outside of the windows can still makes its way through the window. this means you get that extra layer of privacy but without compromising natural light.
Using our frosted window film to add privacy to your office windows can great boost security as valuable items will no longer be visible from outside of your office, making them much less likely to be taken.
Although available in gold, red, green and blue our window frosting film is most often used in its silver form. our silver window etching gives a classy look when added to office spaces and restaurant windows. it is clean and modern and helps to raise up the overall look of an office once it has been installed.
At PrintDsign Manchester we have the ability to cut the frosted window film on our vinyl cutting machines, this allows us to not only shape the frosted window film but also cut out letters and turn it from a blank panel into a piece of artwork for advertising your business. all while still offering an additional layer of privacy and looking good.
How can having PrintDsign install window graphics help your business premises? well ether are a variety of ways in that our window graphs can help your business, here are just a few key features:
at PrintDsign we can completely cover your windows in our window graphics, or just add a few letters, as well as everything in between. obviously the more window graphics to add to your windows, the more they will be covered and therefore the more private they become as the visibility through them will be obscured by our window graphics.
as mentioned above we don’t have to completely cover out the windows to add the window graphic advertising, we can just block out sections to improve privacy. on of the most popular ways we add window graphs to business premises is to cover out the lower hold of the windows. this give 50% of space for the window graphics and their design and 50% privacy for the windows as well. these style of are especially good if you have an office with large windows, our window graphics can block out the lower half of the windows to effectively hid the office furniture and equipment but still allow your staff to see out of the windows easily.
why else would you want to add window graphics to your windows? advertising is the primary purpose for our window graphics. our design team can help to create bespoke artwork to suit your needs, adversing your company information, tag-lines, contact details and anything else you think your potential customers may want to know about you.
we can create big and bold design that will catch the attention of passerby and draw them into your business.
bold colours, images, text, logos, there really is no limit with with what we can add the the windows with our custom window graphics.
to make your office or shop look nice. there is no point in adding window graphics to your building if they are only going to stand out for all the wrong reasons. at PrintDsign we are dedicated to creating high quality designs that will only improve the aesthetics of your building which still offering the advertising.
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PrintDsign offers complete window block out service using frosted window vinyl films.
are you due to put on an event that is private?
is your open plan glass fronted building limiting your ability to keep your party private?
why not allow us to frost out your windows to block out exterior visibly into your building. if you are having a private party or secret event blocking out your windows is a must.
the big advantage of our frosted block out window vinyls is that the frosted finish limits visibility through the glass but does not limit light transfer from the outside. So even though the windows are blocked out , natural light can still enter the building.
we can usually install with just a weeks notice and can also undertake the removal once the event has finished.
for bars and restaurants our window frosting service can allow you to offer a bespoke private party to cater for high end clients who request these types of things. We have installed window frosting block outs on several Manchester restaurants for special events such as private parties for football clubs and international blue chip companies.
for car dealerships our window block out service allows you to limit visibility into your showroom for a set period of time to assist with bringing exclusive vehicles into the showroom, or hosting private invite only events that you don’t want the general public to view.
in the past we have installed window block out frosting/etching for luxury car dealerships across Manchester and Cheshire.
our expert installation team can install the frosted window block out vinyl within a few hours, leaving a high quality fit and finish every time. our frosted window block out vinyls can be removed almost as quickly as they can be installed, with no signs left behind, returning the windows to their original state.
having a window frosting block out installed by Digital Revolution is a very extreme way to limit visibility into retail space however there are several ways to install the window frosting vinyls to allow parts to be removed. Allowing sections of the window frosting block outs to be installed gives you the option to leave sections of the window clear, so that if the event is over a few days/nights you can still have some visibility into the windows the the time between the events. Our installation team can install the bulk of the etching window vinyl before the first event, remove the section of frosted window vinyl between the events and reinstall the frosted window etching film before et next event.
as a general rule our frosted window films are silver however we do have the ability to install other types of frosted window vinyls that are available in other colours including gold, red, blue, green and yellow. If there isn’t a colour in our frosted window etching vinyl range then we can also print directly to the frosted window film. this gives us the ability to custom print the frosted window films to match your company colours or be completed branded for your envoy. we are not only limited to printing block colours with our frosted window films, we can also print logo, images, text and pretty much anything you want on there. if you event is scheduled to take place for more than a few days it may be best to brand up your frosted window block out to stop it from giving the impression that your building is closed.
Office branding doesn’t have to be limited to the internal office space, the same vinyl graphics we use for adding branding to walls can be used to brand up office doors and partitions. Here we have some very simple window graphics on the entrance doors of an office in Manchester City Centre. By adding the companies logo and branding to the front door they can now easily be found within the sea of other offices. The bold colours in the companies logo help to create an eye catching window graphic design that gives a strong presence.
These window graphics were installed on the glass door from the inside so they should last over 5 years without fading of peeling. The beauty of these simple window graphics means that they can easily be remove should the companies move offices and no longer require them.
Window graphics can complement the signage above the windows which usually states the name and type of business, windows can be converted into billboards for advertising the businesses, new products, special offers, and so on.
We have a large range of materials for use as window graphics including static cling (temporary graphics), transparent vinyl, opaque vinyl, one-way (contravision) vinyl, optically clear vinyl, etching and rear-projection material.
Our static cling stickers are adhesive free, meaning they can be easily removed and replaced within seconds. This makes them ideal for short term and seasonal promotions. We can supply static cling in transparent or opaque which can be digitally printed in full colour or simply cut to a desired shape or lettering. The material works both sides and can be fit on the inside or outside of the glass.
Self adhesive transparent & opaque vinyl is a perfect way to improve your window display. Offices, shops, car showrooms, retail promotions; the applications for these vinyls are endless. Our self adhesive window vinyls can be digitally printed, cut to shape or both. Our trained fitters can install the graphics for you and depending on the design they can be fitted to either the inside or outside of the window.
To comply with Health and Safety regulations large areas of glass have to be marked to prevent people walking into them.
We can supply and fit etched effect vinyl in a variety of finishes including frosted, crystal and fully printed. Our fitters and technicians will measure your windows to get the perfect fit on the inside or outside, they can then precisely cut the material to include shapes or text to promote your company’s products and brand.
The ultimate material to transform your window into something everyone will be talking about. Our optically clear material allows us to digitally print a full colour high quality image onto your windows with the absolute minimum amount of diffusion from the material. With unmatched visual clarity and vibrancy this is the material to make an impression.
Do you need to add some privacy to a window or do you need to hide an unsightly view into your premises? Then why not maximise that space by filling it with our one way contravision vinyl. From the outside the window appears totally filled with whatever design or image you choose, but on the inside the window is almost completely unaffected (the window appears to have a light tint to it).
This material can also be used on vehicles to add privacy and promote your business at the same time. It’s a great product for maximising your advertising space.
We can also add graphics to shop shutters, so you can be advertising even when you are closed. These graphics can as simple or as detailed as you need, from simple product advertisements to more creative ideas such as giving the illusion that your shop is still open, we can do it.