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What material are your window clings made out of?
We print our clings on a 4 mil transparent window cling vinyl material designed for both interior and exterior applications. This unique material comes with the option to choose either a front low tack adhesive or low tack back adhesive option, giving you more control on how you want to apply this decal to your window or other intended surfaces.
What is the difference between clear and white window clings and which one should I choose?
The only physical difference between the two is the color of the material. One is transparent and the other is white. However, the intended use for each material is what makes them very different.
Clear window clings offer the advantage of being see-through on the areas where ink is not present. Because of this unique feature, they are commonly used on storefronts or other retail locations to advertise your promotion, sale, or products while still allowing your customers to see the product or store behind the window cling.
White window clings are more commonly used when you intend to use full color artwork throughout the entire design of the window cling. These window clings are great for promoting sales, products, or business hours while blocking the view inside the window or outside the window
When I select the clear window cling option how do I know where it will be clear?
Your cling will show clear on any area(s) your graphic isn’t showing. So the portion of your graphic that will remain clear largely depends on what you are printing. If you are designing a clear window cling in our online designer it is recommended to also let us know specifically where you are wanting your cling to appear transparent in the order notes as this will help clear up any confusion our graphic designers may have when processing your order. As with all our products, your order will not be processed until you have approved your artwork and paid for your product.
If you are uploading your own design, we recommend a PNG file for this particular product, as no background will be visible in your file. If you do upload a jpeg file or any other file with a background, once again we recommend you leave instructions in your order notes. This can help clear up any confusion for our graphic designers when processing your orders.
Your order will not go into production until you approve your free artwork proof and have paid for your custom window clings. If you select ‘Approved as shown, please send to production’ and proceed to pay for your order, we will assume everything on your order is correct and Decals.com will not assume responsibility for any printing errors in regards to artwork. For more information on our production and returns policy, please visit our policies page.
When should I use a window cling instead of a clear decal?
The biggest difference between the two products is the adhesive strength and the intended use. If you are looking for a temporary decal option, we suggest you order our window cling product. This is due to the low tack adhesive placed on the cling, allowing you easier removal and repositioning of the decal.
If you are looking for a more permanent option when it comes to your clear decal, we suggest choosing our clear decal product. This is due to the stronger adhesive that is placed on the decal material itself.
Can I place my custom window cling on the inside of my window and have it be visible on the outside?
Yes, we offer both back adhesive and front adhesive options for your window clings. If you would like to place your window cling on the inside of your window and have the graphic visible to passersby on the outside please select the ‘Front Adhesive’ product option. This is possible with our clear decals product as well.
How small or large can my window clings be?
Our window clings can be printed as small as 2” high x 2” wide and as large as 52” high and 120” wide. You can also create larger displays by combining multiple decal panels together. Please contact us if you need an extra large cling and we will guide you through the process.
What is the lifespan of your clings?
Our window clings have a 3 plus year lifespan when properly installed and cared for.
Are custom window clings easily removable or repositionable?
Yes, window clings use a low tack adhesive technology that allows you to apply, remove, and reposition your decal multiple times. Making this the ideal option for temporary window decals for your business.
Will window clings ruin my windows or any other surfaces I place them on?
No, as long as you apply and remove your window cling properly you should not see any damage to your windows or whatever surface you place your clear decal on. If you do end up with some sticky residue left behind, we recommend using a light cleaning solution to remove it.
What are some common uses for window clings?
Window clings are commonly used by businesses to help promote promotions, sales, or display store hours and business information. They are the ideal window signage option if you are looking for a temporary or repositionable graphic.
What surfaces can custom window clings be placed on?
Our custom window clings can be placed on any indoor or outdoor smooth, non-porous surfaces such as glass, stainless steel, aluminum, and plastic.
Can window clings be used outdoors?
Yes, because we print our clings with a UV resistant ink and then place a laminate over the top, your decals will be able to withstand harsh outdoor weather conditions. This laminate helps to protect your window clings from UV light, moisture, and scratches.
How to Apply Vinyl Decals
Decals are a great way to add a unique touch to many spaces and surfaces. Whether you plan to display your new decal on your car, laptop, living-room wall, or anywhere else, proper installation is crucial for creating a strong bond that lasts long and looks great. That's why we've put together this guide that teaches you how to apply decals in just six easy steps.
|Plastic Applicator Squeegee or Credit Card
||Warm Water or Other Common Household Cleaning Item
Clean the Surface
The first order of business before you apply your decal is to make sure the surface is clean and dry. Any dirt, debris, or moisture can weaken the adhesion. Use warm water and soap, rubbing alcohol, or other common household items for a good clean. Be sure to wipe away any left-over cleaning product or residue with a dry cloth before moving on to the next step.
Tape & Measure
Before you peel away the backing, tape your decal down on the surface where you intend to apply it. Measure and adjust to make sure it is centered and straight.
Apply a Tape Hinge
Run a long piece of tape across the top of the decal to form a hinge to allow for easy peeling away of the decals paper backing.
Remove the Transfer Film from the Backing
Slowly peel away the transfer film from the white backing. For larger decals, it may be best to peel away the first portion and apply the decal to the surface as you peel away the rest of the backing. With smaller decals, you can peel away the entire backing.
Apply the Decal to the Surface
While holding the bottom end of the decal away from the surface. At the top of the decal, apply pressure with a plastic applicator squeegee or credit card. Start from the center of the decal and, with a scraping-like motion, work your way outward left to right, working your way down the decal.
Your decal has been succesfully placed on its intended surface, enjoy!
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