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.
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.