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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR WINDOW VINYL

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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR WINDOW VINYL
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All window vinyl should be applied to the inside of the window so remember to check the “FLIP” option before you save and check out your order to ensure it is printed correctly and appears the right way around when viewed from the outside of the window. This is especially important for logos, numbers and text.
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CHOOSING VINYL FOR WINDOWS
The most popular vinyl options for window applications are Frosted or Translucent vinyl. Frosted vinyl provides visual screening with an 85% light transmission and the translucent vinyl comes in a range of 35 vibrant colours that also provides some visual screening with an 80% light transmission. The possibilities do not stop there however, choosing an opaque matt or gloss vinyl can offer bold and dramatic effects when using our pre-designed patterns or for your own branding or signage designs.
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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR TEXT
When cutting text, we advice not to make it too small, the smallest type we would suggest to use is 9mm font height or 38pt typeface. Please be extra careful when submitting your order to make sure everything is spelled correctly.
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MATT Vs GLOSS VINYL - WHICH SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
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Whether to choose a matt or gloss is essentially a matter of taste but it is worth considering these points.

MATT;
Matt is the best choice for applications to; interior emulsion walls or ceilings, (non-textured).

When used over a large area matt vinyl will benefit from minimal reflective glare from lighting, not a concern when used on small areas such as lettering.

Matt vinyl is considered to be “removable” in that it can be removed more easily than regular gloss vinyl from most surfaces as the adhesive on the matt vinyl is water-based and meant to be temporary.

Gloss;
Gloss is the best choice for applications to; bare wood, textured interior wall (although it will emphasize the texture underneath) tiles, glass bricks, windows, mirrors, and any outdoor surface.

Gloss vinyl is our “shiny” vinyl and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications but is typically chosen for exterior applications as it offers an added vibrancy.

The adhesive on the glossy vinyl is solvent-based and meant to be a more permanent option. It is removable from walls, but not as easily as matt and may peel paint.


Installation on certain surfaces such as brick, stucco, concrete block, suede paints, and sand paints is not recommended for either matt or gloss vinyl.

Please note that regardless of the vinyl you choose – neither type is reusable once removed.
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APPLYING LARGE FORMAT VINYL
When applying extra large vinyl sheets or decals we recommend getting someone to hold the vinyl in position while the other person squeegees it into the surface.

We cannot be held liable to replace vinyl orders due to improper application.
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