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Using Static Cling Film to Make Window Static Cling Decals

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Many retail stores refuse to put an adhesive advertising sticker on their storefront windows due to the potential difficulty of removal when they decide to take it off or replace it.

Companies that used window static cling decals to promote their products with retail outlets might be wise to consider having a printer that presses on static cling film.

The said film has been around for decades, and decal printers have been making them for decades as well, so we’re not really rolling out a new product here, but they may be new to you. If you’d like to learn a bit more, read on.

Window Static Cling Decal Material Composition and How They Adhere on Glasses

static window cling decalsWindow static cling decals are formulated from polyvinyl chloride. Most PVC sheeting is harder than the others, but adding extra liquid plasticizers to the PVC formulation creates a supple vinyl material with an exceptionally smooth finish. This end product is smooth, soft, and will stick to smooth, hard surfaces, particularly glass. It also is excellent for printing, hence double sided types are also available, though not digitally imprinted at this time.

The graphics can also be die-cut, and they are used for many different tasks, such as to advertise an event, as booster emblems for schools, colleges, and universities on the rear window of vehicles, as oil change or service stickers on the front windshield of vehicles, and even as window posters in retail outlets. One of our clients recently, a pharmaceutical company, ordered some that were double-sided and 36″ x 24″ – in reality a small display poster.

Where Not To Use Static Cling Film

This is an outstanding product for making decal, but are there place where it cannot or should not be used, other than say, obviously, areas where there isn’t any glass? The short answer is yes. It is not intended for making the graphics that you put on the outside of a vehicle. Because it easy to remove, they also blow off relatively easy if you’re driving down the highway.

Of course, the cling film can be used for on places other than on glass. It can be used on acrylic (various displays, sun glasses, frames, etc.) various smooth plastics such as smooth polycarbonate, furniture, kitchenware, smooth metal surfaces, usually painted, and more, as long as it’s very smooth and even.

As I stated early in this article, the most common usage for static cling film is for window static cling decals, especially in the retail environment, although the graphics can also be used in other ways as well. They can be used as wayfinding stickers on doors pointing to an exit or fire extinguisher, but they are used mainly on printing displays for product and event promotions, political campaigns and school spirits on the rear window or side windows of cars, trucks, and SUV’s. There’s a whole lot more that you can check in here: https://www.visigraph.com/custom-decals-stickers-magnets-and-labels/static-cling-window-stickers-and-decals/


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Barry K. Brown

Barry Brown has been in the Sign, Banner, Decal and Display Business for over 20 years. It isn't what he thought he'd do with his life, but he says he knows too much now to do anything else!

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