Leaf Header
Home » Business Signage » External Signage » Window Signage

Window Signage

Window signage refers to a range of self-adhesive vinyl media applied to glass. Also known as window decals, window graphics, or window film, these advertising stickers can be transparent, translucent, opaque, frosted, or perforated and applied internally and externally.

Window Signs
Window film
window signs Perforated
Office Window Frosting
Window Frosting with Print
Window Decals
Window Signage Small Screen

BENEFITS AND PLACEMENT

Windows often make up a large part of advertising real-estate for retail stores and businesses. Window signage can be utelised in many ways to promote your brand.  Lure customers in with bright, colourful window adverts, clever messaging, and eye-catching graphics. Promote a grand opening or use decorative window film in conjunction with a creative window display.

Window frosting or frosted graphics are applied successfully to increase privacy, block out UV rays, or meet health and safety requirements. The window vinyl is entirely removable and will not damage the window beneath, making it perfect for temporary or seasonal ad campaigns.  

Promotional window stickers are most often found on retail store windows but are also great products for commercial offices, restaurants, schools, or doctors’ rooms. They can be affixed to any glass substrate as well as mirrors or acrylic panels. Take a look at some window signage inspiration from around the world.

Designing Window Signage

Window Signage Media

Interior Considerations

Window signage consists of a combination of Cut Vinyl Graphics and Digital Print graphics. The same design principles regarding placement, size, colour, and typography of those two methods apply. An additional consideration, however, is that these vinyl graphics will be applied to a transparent substrate.

For this reason, it’s essential to think about what is positioned directly behind the glass. Do the window graphics need to block out, partly shield or work in harmony with the items located behind them? Different Window vinyl products allow for a range of outcomes.

Lighting

Windows can be the only natural light source within a building. The graphics, patterns, and colours can affect the lighting and shadows created within a room. Choosing the correct media, based on a specific purpose is crucial.

Clear window media will allow light to pass through it but will also expose the interior space, potentially making printed images slightly more difficult to see.


Opaque /Coloured Vinyl will completely block out any light entering the space or room behind the window but exterior graphics will be bright and vibrant.


Frosted window vinyl prevents people from seeing through it, but does not stop light transmission and so does not darken rooms when applied to the glazing.


Perforated vinyl will look opaque from the outside but will allow light in and seem see-through from the inside. 

Window Position and Size

The number, size, and position of the windows can provide many design opportunities. Graphics can either cover partial or total window panes.

When dealing with large windows and a seamless result is required, it is vital to check available media width first. For large areas, multiple panels can be applied with a slight overlap to cover any length required. Window wrap design must always account for the overlap.

Window Clings

Window clings, also known as static clings, are adhesive-free stickers that cling to the surface of the glass using suction or static. The stickers can be removed and placed elsewhere and leave no residue on the glass beneath. We use these non-adhesive stickers where easy removal is necessary (pricing on mirrors or eyeglasses, for example). They are also perfect for any short-term, temporary, or re-occurring promotions.

Transparent and Opaque Vinyl

Transparent and opaque vinyl has self-adhesive properties and for this reason, we use it for more permanent signage than clings. Signbiz print graphics onto (Digital Print) or cut shapes from (Cut Vinyl Graphics) this transparent or solid-coloured media.

There are low and high tac varieties available, depending on the position and life expectancy required of the sticker. If needed, a professional can easily remove but not re-use these decals. 

Perforated Vinyl

In areas where one-way vision is required, we use perforated vinyl. The vinyl is perforated with millions of tiny little holes and can be removed with heat up to a year from installation without leaving a residue. With this media, a graphic is visible from the exterior but seems see-through from the inside. 

Frosted Vinyl

Frosted vinyl is a budget-friendly alternative to frosted or etched glass. It comes in a variety of textures and several distinct patterns. Its true versatility is realised when it is cut or printed with our large format equipment.

Also known as etch-film, it works well in areas where privacy is required, but maximum light is necessary. Health and safety laws require glass panels to have ‘vision strips’ at waist height to minimise accidental collisions. We use Etch-film for this purpose as it performs the task without being unnecessarily obtrusive. If change is required, we can remove and replace it without damaging the underlying glass.

Signbiz has applied thousands of window wraps for businesses countrywide. We’d love to explain the options available to you and help you decide which window signage is best for your project.

Designing Window Signage

Interior Considerations

Window signage consists of a combination of Cut Vinyl Graphics and Digital Print graphics. The same design principles regarding placement, size, colour, and typography of those two methods apply. An additional consideration, however, is that these vinyl graphics will be applied to a transparent substrate.

For this reason, it’s essential to think about what is positioned directly behind the glass. Do the window graphics need to block out, partly shield or work in harmony with the items located behind them? Different Window vinyl products allow for a range of outcomes.

Lighting

Windows can be the only natural light source within a building. The graphics, patterns, and colours can affect the lighting and shadows created within a room. Choosing the correct media, based on a specific purpose is crucial.

Clear window media will allow light to pass through it but will also expose the interior space, potentially making printed images slightly more difficult to see.


Opaque /Coloured Vinyl will completely block out any light entering the space or room behind the window but exterior graphics will be bright and vibrant.


Frosted window vinyl prevents people from seeing through it, but does not stop light transmission and so does not darken rooms when applied to the glazing.


Perforated vinyl will look opaque from the outside but will allow light in and seem see-through from the inside. 

Window Position and Size

The number, size, and position of the windows can provide many design opportunities. Graphics can either cover partial or total window panes.

When dealing with large windows and a seamless result is required, it is vital to check available media width first. For large areas, multiple panels can be applied with a slight overlap to cover any length required. Window wrap design must always account for the overlap.

Window Signage Media

Window Clings

Window clings, also known as static clings, are adhesive-free stickers that cling to the surface of the glass using suction or static. The stickers can be removed and placed elsewhere and leave no residue on the glass beneath. We use these non-adhesive stickers where easy removal is necessary (pricing on mirrors or eyeglasses, for example). They are also perfect for any short-term, temporary, or re-occurring promotions.

Transparent and Opaque Vinyl

Transparent and opaque vinyl has self-adhesive properties and for this reason, we use it for more permanent signage than clings. Signbiz print graphics onto (Digital Print) or cut shapes from (Cut Vinyl Graphics) this transparent or solid-coloured media.

There are low and high tac varieties available, depending on the position and life expectancy required of the sticker. If needed, a professional can easily remove but not re-use these decals. 

Perforated Vinyl

In areas where one-way vision is required, we use perforated vinyl. The vinyl is perforated with millions of tiny little holes and can be removed with heat up to a year from installation without leaving a residue. With this media, a graphic is visible from the exterior but seems see-through from the inside. 

Frosted Vinyl

Frosted vinyl is a budget-friendly alternative to frosted or etched glass. It comes in a variety of textures and several distinct patterns. Its true versatility is realised when it is cut or printed with our large format equipment.

Also known as etch-film, it works well in areas where privacy is required, but maximum light is necessary. Health and safety laws require glass panels to have ‘vision strips’ at waist height to minimise accidental collisions. We use Etch-film for this purpose as it performs the task without being unnecessarily obtrusive. If change is required, we can remove and replace it without damaging the underlying glass.

Signbiz has applied thousands of window wraps for businesses countrywide. We’d love to explain the options available to you and help you decide which window signage is best for your project.

WORK YOUR WINDOWS