Completely customizable and easily repositionable, window clings are designed for installing on windows in less than a minute. Made from an optically clear vinyl material, clear window clings are designed to seamlessly showcase logos, fonts, and designs without messy adhesive. No adhesive, no problem. Window clings are designed for non-adhesive application while providing a secure ‘cling’ to the window, making for easy placement, removal, and repositioning or re-use. Clings look best when extremely small fonts and sizes (nothing smaller than 3”x3”) are avoided. Custom window clings can be displayed on glass, metal, plastic, or any other non-porous surface for temporary or long-term use. They are also commonly called clear static clings or static window clings.
Design your custom sized window cling with any color or shape. Use our powerful online design tool or get free design help!
Don’t like how your window cling looks once it’s placed? No problem. Reposition it again and again until it’s just right!
Use clings seasonally or for sales and then take them down, store them, and reuse them the next time as they are needed.
No Messy Adhesive
Without adhesive, window clings are easy to use and leave no residue during install or removal. No mess. No hassle.
Unlike most traditional window decals, window clings are
designed to be placed on a window, removed when needed, then reused without any loss of
adhesion strength. The secret to this is in the vinyl material of the cling which acts
like a mini-suction cup when firmly pressed to the surface. To adhere it to a window or
surface, remove the white backing, spray it and the surface with a light soap and water
mixture and press it firmly into place. Your customized cling will then stick to the
surface, free of any bubbles or creases.
When you want to reposition the window cling, simply peel it
away from the surface, spray with soapy water, and stick again - just like magic! If
you want to store the cling in between use, just remove it from the window and re-apply
the white, protective backing that came with the window cling.
An optically clear background offers a transparent display
option for your window or storefront. All areas of your design that do not have a
background color will remain transparent and see through from both sides. Please keep
in mind that areas where ink is printed will not be optically clear.
Also, designs uploaded to our design tool with colored or
solid backgrounds across the entire design will not be clear - if you want a solid
colored background, go with our opaque window clings
! Need help removing that pesky
background? Use PNG files with transparent backgrounds or take advantage of our free
design services to help make your window cling clear and beautiful!
Viewable from the outside but applied to the inside surface of the glass. The window cling will have a slightly glossy appearance, with your design printed in reverse on the back side so the front of the cling can stick to the inside of the glass yet be viewable from outside
Viewable from the outside and applied to the outside surface of the glass. The window cling will have a slightly matte (or velvet) finish where the ink is printed on the surface of the cling
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What are static clings and do they differ from window clings? The easiest way to describe a static cling is a decal that sticks without any adhesive. Our clear window clings are synonymous with clear static clings. The different terms is simply a case of semantics. The vinyl material of our window clings acts like a suction cup when placed and pressed onto a smooth, non-porous surface. Clear window clings will easily adhere to windows and orhter smooth surfaces without any adhesive.
With proper installation your window cling can stay in place for a year or more when cared for and placed properly. Not only do they stay in place but because no adhesive is used they can be removed and reapplied again and again. So, whether you call them clear static clings or clear window clings you’ll be getting a versatile window sign.
.09lbs per square foot (about the weight of 9 quarters)
.0169" (about the thickness of 4 sheets of copy paper)
Clear, low adhesion from vinyl material, repositionable, reusable, outside or inside glass display, durable.
Indoor or limited outdoor use. Retail, home, or auto windows
Four color process, eco-friendly, weather, fade and abrasion resistant
1+ years with proper placement and care
How to Install Clear Window Clings
Applying your window cling can be done in a few simple steps. All you need is the window cling, a clean surface, a soap and water mixture in a spray bottle, and a squeegee (available for purchase with a window cling).
Thoroughly clean the surface of the glass or non-porous surface you’re applying the window cling to. Use water or any other household window cleaner.
Once the surface is clean, gently peel the white backing away from the cling.
Use a light soap and water mixture to spray the window and the non-printed side of your cling (the front for inside glass window clings or the rear for outside glass, or standard surface, window clings).
Apply the cling to the surface by starting at the top, applying pressure as you work your way to the bottom.
Use a squeegee* to remove excess water and bubbles.
*Available for purchase with clear window clings and other decal products
Once dry, your window cling will adhere to the window, while still being removable and repositionable!
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Window Cling Installation Instructions PDF
Custom clear window clings can be easily cleaned using a damp cloth. Gently wipe dirt or residue from the surface of the cling and surrounding window. When needing to store the window cling, simply remove it from the window, wipe it down to remove any surface dirt, then re-apply the protective backing on the ‘adhesive’ side. If you don’t have the protective backing, wax paper can be used as a protective backing.
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shipped the very next business day.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What material are your clings made out of?
Our custom window clings are made from a clear transparent vinyl. The material itself is a non-adhesive window cling signage option. This means it contains no adhesive glues which allows for easy installation, removal, and reuse. Instead, these custom clings adhere to the surface of the window due to the vinyl working like mini-suction cups.
These window clings start completely transparent. Thus, by default, the background of your sign will be clear (as indicated by the grey and white checkered background on our design tool). If you wish to have a solid colored background you’ll need to change your background color during the design process or simply select our opaque cling.
If you are wanting a clear background please note that files uploaded with solid backgrounds will NOT be clear. Please use a transparent PNG file or contact us for free design services if you need help.
- Are window clings the same thing as static clings, static cling decals, or static cling stickers?
- In short, yes. Your window cling will stick to any smooth surface, particularly glass or plexiglass without adhesive. Window clings that adhere without the messy adhesive that is traditionally used by window decals are commonly called static window clings due to the myth that “static electricity” is what allows them to stick to surfaces. We dispel that myth in this blog post. Any of the above terms or variations using decals, clings, and stickers are often used interchangeably. So long as you understand that these clings do not have an actual adhesive and are clear unless the design uploaded or used is not clear, then no matter which term you use you’ll get what you’re needing
- How do window clings differ from vinyl decals?
- While both our window clings and window decals are made out of a vinyl material, window clings do not contain any adhesive glues while most decals use an adhesive backing to stick to the glass surface. The exception to this for our products is our clear window decals which also do not use an adhesive but rather a proprietary adhesion technology that make them behave like window clings. Decals are typically semi-permanent (excepting, again, our clear window decals) while window clings are removable, repositionable and reusable. Otherwise, both are flexible signage options for retail stores, offices and other settings that have glass surfaces or windows.
- How do window clings stick?
- Unlike our vinyl window decals that use an adhesive backing, window clings do not use an adhesive backing to stick to your windows. Likewise, contrary to popular belief static clings do not stick due to any kind of static electricity. Rather, clings stick due to the vinyl material acting much like a suction cup when placed and pressed onto a smooth, non-porous surface such as glass, metal or plastic. We’ve written a more in-depth article about how static clings work if you need more information.
- Should I choose a cling or a decal?
- Static window clings are generally better for temporary usages such as sales, events, holiday decorations, seasonal promotions and the like. For this reason they are a fantastic option for retail stores who regularly have sales and other marketing material in an attempt to drive foot traffic into the store. They also are more affordable but less permanent than a window decal. If you want or need something that can be removed and repositioned regularly then window cling is the way to go. If you need a semi-permanent and long lasting solution, then we would recommend a window decal. So while terms like “window cling stickers” and “static cling window decals” may be used, remember that there is a clear distinction between clings and decals in terms of basic functionality.
- Do you offer only “standard” window cling sizes?
- You have the freedom to customize your window cling to almost any size you want! There aren’t any industry specific standard sizes for window clings. While there are certain sizes that are probably more common (6”x 9”, 9”x 12”, 12”x 18”, 12”x 24”, 16”x 20”, 18”x 24”, and 24”x 36”) due to the clings being used for store hours, sales, etc. we offer clings in almost any size. Notwithstanding, there is a minimum and maximum dimension allowable for your window cling. Clings can’t be smaller than 3” and no bigger than 300” (which is pretty big). Clings smaller than 3”x3” do not adhere as well and may result in printing that is not as clear due to our large format printers. It is also recommended that you avoid using very tiny fonts or lettering to ensure your cling is printed clearly.
- Will my clear cling be visible from a distance?
- We recommend using a contrasting color to ensure the greatest visibility for your cling. We also typically print white behind the printed portion of your cling to ensure the greatest brilliance and clarity possible. This white print will not be seen and is done free of charge. Beyond a contrasting color and the white ink, when designing your cling take into consideration what surface and where it will be placed, from what distance you need people to see it, and what text you actually need on the sign. Less is more for most signs!
- When should I choose a clear cling rather than an opaque cling?
- Clear clings offer the advantage of being see through on the areas where ink is not printed. Thus, storefronts or retail locations are perfect places to use clear clings. This allows you to advertise your promotion or sale while still allowing your customers to see your product displays and store.
- Does it cost more money to print in full color?
- No, it doesn’t cost more money to print in full color because everything we print is in full color. For this reason, there isn’t a discount to print only one or two colors. Instead, the price of your sign will be dictated by the size and the quantity you select. Design whatever you wish without fear of making your sign cost more. You can also contact us and we’ll design what you envision free of charge.
- Can the clings be cut to shape? Individual letters?
Yes, we offer several shape options for our clear window clings including square/rectangle, rounded corners with a ¼” radius or 1” radius, circle/oval, and custom with border (previously known as or sometimes referred to as halo). We typically don’t recommend Custom with Border though because the clear part of the cling is extremely clear making it unnecessary in most cases have the cut match the shape of your design. However, by selecting the option Custom With Border you can customize clings to any shape or size.
If you are looking for individually cut vinyl letters for your storefront or home windows, you are most likely looking for vinyl lettering which is a different product entirely.
- Will my cling stick to the glass surface in any climate?
- For the most part window clings will work in a wide variety of climates. Despite this we recommend that window clings primarily be used for indoor use. By selecting “Inside Glass” and using clear static clings storefronts are still able to advertise to approaching customers but place it on the inside of the window. Doing so avoids extremely wet, humid or frigid weather which may adversely impact the performance and functionality of the cling. Outdoor use on windows or vehicle windows is best in moderate weather and conditions.
- What surfaces will the cling stick to?
- Window clings will stick to any glass surface. In most cases they will also stick to smooth surfaces such as glass substitutes like acrylic as well as solid plastics. They will not stick well to drywall, wood, etc. The surface they stick to must also be nonporous - this just means it can’t have any pores or crevices that allow water or air in. A solid unpainted surface will allow the window cling to properly stick to the surface. Just make sure before applying your cling that you follow the installation instructions.
- Can I use my window cling outside? On cars, trucks or other vehicles?
Clings are most typically used inside. Although they can be used outdoors, we don’t normally recommend it. If you are going to use them outdoors make sure to follow installation instructions and remove them before any severe weather. Due to their ability to be removed and reapplied quickly and easily using them outdoors can work.
If you want them to display outside but be installed inside, select “Inside Glass” which means that we’ll reverse print your cling. You can then hang your cling on the inside of your storefront or window to be viewed by those outside or approaching your business. This method of printing accomplishes the visibility you want and keeps the cling out of the elements. However, make sure that your window isn’t tinted or the visibility of your cling will be limited.
We do not recommend clings be used on the exterior of any type of vehicle. They are not designed to be placed on cars and will fly off your vehicle if placed on it. We recommend our car decals or magnets for car signage.
- What about the inside of my car or truck?
- Yes, you can place them on the inside of your car or truck. If you want it viewed on the inside, do not select “Inside Glass” as an option. Conversely, if you want it viewed on the outside of the car, be sure to check the “Inside Glass” option when ordering. While we would still recommend a vinyl decal for a more permanent option using a clear window cling this way would still allow you to use them inside a vehicle for people to see the sign from the outside.
- How often can I remove my window cling? Will it leave a residue?
- Assuming you follow the installation and storage instructions your window clings can be removed and reused as often as you’d like. Removing them from the window should leave behind no sticky adhesive residue due to the fact that they adhere to the window as the vinyl acts like a suction cup when firmly pressed against the surface.
- What are clings typically used for?
- Window clings are generally used by retail stores, restaurants, spas, salons, grocery stores and more. Typically the signs themselves help promote sales and promotions, entice customers to enter the store, advertise store hours, decorate locations during holiday or seasonal times, and point of purchase advertising. Clings also work great for temporary settings such as tradeshow booths and conference centers.
- How do I install my window cling?
- Your window cling can be installed in much the same way as our window decals. First, ensure that the surface where you will be placing the window cling is both cleaned and allowed time to completely dry. Peel away the cling from the lining, spray the cling and the window with water, then apply the cling and use a squeegee or a credit card to firmly press the cling to the window and remove the water. Start from the middle of the cling and move outwards.
- How do I clean my window cling?
- You can clean your cling by using soapy water and a damp cloth or sponge. Gently wipe the back of your cling to remove any dirt or grime build up. Then use clean water and a damp cloth or sponge to wipe away any excess soap. Doing so regularly will help lengthen the lifespan of your cling.
- How do I store my window cling?
If you plan on storing your cling for future use you need to keep the lining that it originally comes on. You can use this lining to carefully put the cling back on and store in a cool and dry room with a sheet of paper or wax paper on both sides.
If you don’t have the lining, simply store them flat between sheets of wax paper.
Do not roll or fold your clings. Removing creases and curls is difficult.
- My window cling doesn’t cling anymore. How do I revitalize it?
- You can refresh your window cling by cleaning it with soapy water and then rinsing with clean water. You may be able to increase the life of your window cling by rubbing it against a wool or fleece blanket as well. When reinstalling, make sure to spray the window and the cling with water. Then use a squeegee to apply the cling to the window.