Vinyl Window Graphics: Grab Attention, Draw the Crowds & Promote Sales

Custom window decals are pieces of graphically designed vinyl that are stuck to the windows of vehicles, storefronts, and commercial premises to elevate the look, promote a brand and attract new customers. Vinyl window graphics come in all shapes, sizes and are highly durable, lasting up to 7 years.

Window stickers allow you to take advantage of some of the most visible and valuable advertising space available to you. They offer the opportunity to make a lasting impression on potential customers who don’t already know your business or brand. Why not match the custom window graphics on your car and storefront for maximum impact?

If you’re concerned about still being able to see out of your premises or vehicle windows with window graphics, consider installing perforated window decals that enable one-way vision only. To get a free installation and printing quote, contact Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.

Benefits of custom window decals

  • Affordable
  • Easily installed
  • Durable
  • Adhere to any glass surface
  • One way visibility

Applications for custom window graphics

  • Premises windows
  • Vehicle windows
  • Glass doors
  • Glass wall partitions
  • Shopfronts

Finishes for business window graphics

  • Matte finish
  • Gloss finish
  • Satin finish
  • Chrome finish
  • Carbon fiber finish
  • Metallic finish

Perforated window vinyl

Perforated window decals are made from vinyl, containing hundreds of tiny holes that create a full image on the outside of the window, but allow those on the other side of the window to see out. They’re often used on the rear windshields of vehicles, enabling custom graphics to be legally applied to the entire window. They’re also used on storefront windows so that custom window graphics don’t block out excessive light or obscure street views.

Window clings versus custom window decals

The main difference between window clings and window decals is that window clings attach to glass using static, rather than adhesive. The static quality of window clings usually starts to wear off after around 2 years, meaning they aren’t as durable as custom window decals. For durability purposes, window decals are preferred over window clings. However, window clings are quicker and easier to install than window decals.

Custom-designed business window graphics

Custom-designed graphics are created by professional graphic designers who understand the most effective way in which to present a business and brand. Supply them with your business name logo, brand colors, and any suitable images and they will take care of the rest! Well-designed window stickers that effectively promote business information and catch the eye of passers-by are highly likely to increase foot traffic into your business premises.

Best brands of vinyl window graphics

Premium vinyl materials are more durable and long-lasting than their cheaper counterparts. At Tinting Chicago, we believe the best window and wall decals brands are 3M and Avery Dennison. We only ever install these two vinyl brands because they offer customers the best value for money and carry a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Copy to add to custom window graphics

  • Business name
  • Phone numbers
  • Business hours
  • Logo
  • Social media handles
  • Web address

Caring for custom window decals

In order to increase the longevity of window decals, it’s important to care for them in the following ways:

  • Wipe away any dirt or grease as quickly as possible
  • Hand wash vehicle, rather than putting through an automated car wash
  • Clean using a soft, lint-free cloth
  • Park in the shade whenever possible

How to remove window wraps

Window wraps are quickly and easily removed from windows using heat to soften the adhesive and enable the lifting of the vinyl. Heat can either be applied using a heat gun or warm water and then the vinyl can be slowly and carefully peeled off the window.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are custom window graphics permanent?

Custom window decals are semi-permanent, meaning they last for between 5-7 years before they need to be removed and replaced.

Do perforated decals come in a glossy or matte finish?

Yes, perforated decals come in a glossy or matte finish, depending on your preference. Perforated decals produce a full image on the outside of a window but allow one-way visibility from the inside of the window. The see-through visibility of perforated vinyl makes it the perfect choice for storefront windows and rear windshields.

Do exterior window graphics last as long as interior window graphics?

As the name suggests, inside glass decals are stuck to the inside of windows. This means they're protected from the harsh elements and can last up to 7 years. Exterior window graphics are often used for bus shelter advertising and are stuck to outdoor glass surfaces. The fact they are more exposed to harsh weather conditions means they generally last less time, around 2 years.


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