Storefront Window Graphics: Elevate Your Business and Increase Sales

Custom window graphics are thin pieces of self-adhesive vinyl that are installed on storefront windows to promote a business or service or to push a short-term promotion. Your storefront is the first impression customers have of your business. It’s a valuable space to represent the personality and character of your store — you need to get it right!

Clear window decals can be printed to any size, to cover the entire window of your storefront or just one small area of it. If you still need to see out of your window, it’s wise to install perforated window vinyl. This type of vinyl has hundreds of tiny clear, unprinted holes that create a complete image on the outside of the window but allow natural sunlight to stream in and you, to see out!

For more information on having storefront window graphics customized for your space, contact Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.

Benefits of custom window graphics

  • Easily installed
  • Highly customizable
  • Draw attention to sales and promotions
  • Personalize your business
  • Create privacy
  • Durable
  • Removed quickly and easily

Cost of custom storefront window graphics

While custom window graphics are a significant investment, they’re more cost-effective than many other forms of advertising because they last up to 7 years. The exact cost of business window graphics is dependent on the following variables:

  • Size of graphic (square footage of vinyl)
  • Brand of vinyl used
  • Intricacy of design

Window decal versus window cling

A window cling is slightly different from a window decal in that it uses static electricity, rather than adhesive, to stick to a window. Window clings are cheaper than stickers or decals and can be applied to the inside or outside of a window.

When to use perforated window graphics

Perforated window graphics allow those inside a building to see out but prevent those on the outside from looking in. This gives businesses or stores with full window perforated graphics a significant level of privacy and protection against opportunist thieves. Your large office windows might also face out onto a busy thoroughfare leaving employees with the feeling they are always on show.  Perforated window films offer a huge amount of privacy while still allowing natural sunlight to flood through.

Wording to include in storefront graphics

A business storefront needs to promote itself to potential customers by prominently displaying the various ways in which customers can get in touch with them. They should include:

  • Business name
  • Phone number
  • Web address
  • Social media handles

Frequently Asked Questions

Do business window graphics go on the inside or outside of the window?

Whether placed on a car window or a store window, vinyl window decals are applied to the inside of the glass. This gives them longevity as they're protected from the harsh elements.

Do custom window decals fade in the sun?

No, high-quality custom window decals don't fade in the sun because they're designed to repel UV rays and maintain their original colors, even after years of installation on glass.

How are custom window graphics removed?

Custom window stickers are removed by applying heat from a heat gun or hairdryer. As the adhesive on the window heats up, the vinyl can be gently peeled off. Once removed, the glass surface can be cleaned with a lint-free cloth and alcohol spray to remove any stubborn adhesive.


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