Did you know that our shop works not only with local clients but also acts as a subcontractor for national sign companies serving national clients? A case in point is America’s Best, which serves customers in the Palm Center. Our team worked with the national account holder on retail window graphics in Orange CA.
Outfitting Storefront Windows with Perforated Vinyl Wraps
The client specified the complete coverage of the window panels with see-through vinyl. The national account holder sent us the design files, which allowed our technicians to print them out on high-quality 65/35 perforated vinyl. This material consists of 65% vinyl, of which 35% has been removed in a subtle pattern.
The result is a window covering that features bold, rich colors but still allows customers and store operators to see out. We added an optically clear laminate, which keeps dust out of the perforations. This setup is ideal for any storefront where you want to draw attention to logos, names, and other graphics.
Different from Perforated Vinyl We Use for Vehicle Projects
It is interesting to note that the 65/35 vinyl we use for these types of projects is different from what we use on car windows. There, we rely on 50/50 vinyl that has more perforations, which is required for the safe operations of treated vehicles. These are typically 1.5 or 2-millimeter openings.
By the way, there are other perforation patterns on the market. Examples include the 60/40 and 70/30 perforation ratios. That said, we have found that for this project, the 65/35 is the best product to use. As a general rule, the lower the percentage of imprinted vinyl, the more light comes into your space. If you struggle with too much light or heat exposure at your location, installing the applicable perforated vinyl can help make you more comfortable.
Making a Case for Solid Vinyl Window Wraps
In addition to perforated vinyl, we also design, print, and install solid vinyl window wraps or graphics. Frequently, clients request solid vinyl to get the boldest, most colorful display possible. In some cases, the client has such intricate designs that perforations could take away from the presentation.
Another reason solid vinyl can be a good idea is the use of windows. If you have made changes to your storefront or office, and the windows now face shelves or hallways, closing them off is a good idea. By the way, while we are putting together your display, also consider the addition of anti-graffiti laminate to any retail window graphics in Orange, CA, and beyond.
In some areas, clients have noticed a growing problem with graffiti. To protect their investments in window wraps or graphics, we recommend the specialty laminate. While it will not prevent taggers from putting their marks on the windows, it does permit you to remove them with a solvent and a soft rag.
Call us today to learn more about your options and to schedule a design appointment!