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  • Printing Window Graphics, advice needed please?

     Robert Lambie updated 1 month ago 4 Members · 8 Posts
  • Darren Beddow

    Member
    October 29, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    Evening all, advice on some window displays I’ve been asked to do.
    How do you lovely lot do them? In the past, I’ve just used layered vinyl but I’m finding more and more that my competitors appear to be printing them.
    Now I’ve got an HP latex printer, so that’s no problem but how do you print vinyl that sticks to glass?
    I’ve been racking my brains for over a week now and I’m either overthinking it or there is a method I don’t know about. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Hugh Potter

    Member
    October 29, 2021 at 7:58 pm

    Hi Darren,

    Print in reverse onto clear vinyl, then back with white, the print will then face out of the window with the white backing giving the vibrancy. If contour cutting, make sure the white backing is smaller than the reg marks printed on the clear.

    If you need to see from both sides, you’ll need to mirror the clear print, and the print of the white face, use print film with clear adhesive, laminate the white onto the clear and contour cut.

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    October 29, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    Evening Darren, are you referring to vinyl to be applied to the inside of the glass facing out?

  • Darren Beddow

    Member
    October 29, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Hey fellas,
    Yes, Kevin print to be facing out.
    I was going to layer vinyl but really haven’t the budget to be messing about.

    Hugh, I never even thought of the clear vinyl idea!
    told you I was overthinking it 🤣 I still have a lot of learning to do

    • Hugh Potter

      Member
      October 30, 2021 at 1:20 pm

      We all started somewhere and, if you haven’t the benefit of having worked with experienced old hands in a lager company, you’re starting from square one! It’s long road but, I wouldn’t change it!

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    October 29, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    There is also Contravision as an option.
    https://youtu.be/Ip3wlQpe5_k

    • Darren Beddow

      Member
      October 30, 2021 at 4:19 pm

      I did suggest that but you know what customers are like 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    October 30, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Contravison is not to everyone’s taste, mate.
    I only suggested it as another option for producing window prints.
    I like the use of it on windows in places like petrol stations, shopping malls etc but I dislike using it and installing it on cars etc. That said, we do still use it on them, or I use our own method of cutting vertical lines instead.

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