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About Our Clear Window Decals


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Let in the light with custom clear window decals that add beautiful graphics to any window without blocking the view. Printed on clear vinyl with proprietary adhesion technology, our clear window decals are great for retail or office applications. Display store hours or advertise promotions without obstructing light or visibility.

Installation & Care

Installation: First, clean the window or application surface with a soap and water mixture and allow it to dry. Use soapy water (3 drops of dishwashing soap in a gallon of warm water) and coat the back side of the decal and the window or application surface. Position the decal and then use a rubber-tipped squeegee to remove excess water and bubbles.

Care: Although we recommend using soapy water to help install your decal, don't allow them to become exposed to water or excessive moisture for an extended period of time before installing. Do not power wash your decal after it is installed. Lightly clean it with a damp cloth. Remove by peeling the decal away from the window.

Clear Window Decal Highlights

Weight: .09lbs per square foot (about the weight of 9 quarters)

Thickness: .1 mm (about the thickness of a sheet of copy paper)

Details: Repositionable, transparent vinyl decal with proprietary adhesive that is easy to install without bubbling when installed wet. Works indoors and outdoors on surfaces including glass, aluminum, stainless steel, plastics and laminated surfaces.

Uses: Indoor/Outdoor. Retail, home or office windows

Print Method: Four color process, eco-friendly, weather, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink

Estimated Lifespan: 3+ years with proper placement and care

Common Sizes: 12"x12", 24"x12", 2'x2', 4'x4', 3'x5'

Clear Window Decal Options

  • Cut

    Your sign will be cut to the shape of your design.

  • Print Surface

    Determines how your graphic will be viewed and installed (inside or outside). Specific options are displayed in the design area and in cart.

  • White Ink

    Determines what type of white ink is needed

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Product Specs

What material is your clear window decal made of?

Our custom window decals are made of a 3 mil optically clear vinyl with a proprietary adhesion technology designed for both interior and exterior applications. The film comes with a frosted backing that can be peeled off. This material is optically clear once installed. It is a durable window decal option that works with almost any temperature, easy to install, repositionable, and leaves no adhesive residue upon removal.

How do I know which parts of my decal will be clear?

The clear area is indicated by the gray and white checkered pattern on our design tool. If you want any part of your sign to have a clear background, this pattern must be visible on your proof.

When you select “Clear Window Decal” on our design tool, the background will automatically switch to the gray and white checkered pattern to indicate that you are designing on a clear background. If you upload a JPG file with a white background, it is the white part of the image that will be printed. We recommend that you upload your file in PNG format to ensure that the transparent area is preserved during printing. If you need help, please fill out our free design request form.

Do you offer other types of decals?

Yes. We also offer opaque window decals and perforated window decals. Additionally, we offer a static cling that uses static electricity to adhere to your window. A more detailed explanation of the differences and advantages/disadvantages of these decals can be found here: Window Signage Options.

Are vinyl window decals the same as window stickers or window graphics?

Window decals and stickers are often used interchangeably when describing semi-permanent vinyl with an adhesive backing, but they’re not exactly the same. Semi-permanent means you can peel them away easily right after application but re-applying them again may be difficult if not impossible after they’ve been in place regardless of duration. Once they’ve been set on a surface, you will not be able to reposition them. This applies to both our opaque and perforated window decals.

This is not the case for our clear window decals as they have proprietary adhesion technology without stickiness. The clear window decals can be removed, repositioned, and even reused if stored properly. "Window graphic" is similar to "window sticker" but often needs to be specified. Regardless of the term, it is important to indicate whether you want an adhesive or a cling-based window graphic when placing an order.

How thick are your window decals?

Our window decals are razor thin—about 3 mil or .003”. The easiest way to visualize this thickness is to say that it is just thinner than a normal piece of paper. This extremely thin solution provides an aesthetically pleasing window sign that is simultaneously clear, durable yet easily repositionable.

Will the exposure to sun or the elements ruin my decal?

Our window decals are water-resistant and weatherproof, and they are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. However, exposure to extreme elements over a long period of time can eventually reduce the quality of your decal. While a decal placed on the interior of a window will last longer than one placed outside, both placements are within the intended usages of the sign.

Can the decals be cut to shape or to individual letters?

Yes, your window decal can be cut to any shape you want. We typically don’t recommend cutting to any shape though because the clear part of the decal is extremely clear making it unnecessary in most cases to cut to shape. However, by selecting the Custom with Border shape option on the design tool (this allows for a small border around the edge of the cut) you can customize window decals to any shape or size. Additional shape options to choose from for your clear window decal include Square/Rectangle, Rounded Corners (¼” or 1” radius), and Circle/Oval.

If you are looking for individually cut vinyl letters for your storefront or home windows, you are most likely looking for cut vinyl lettering which is a different product entirely. You can learn more about it through here.

How small or big can my window decal be?

Due to the size of the printers we use, the smallest window decal we can do is 3”x 3”. On the maximum end of the scale, you cannot create a window decal that has both dimensions over 52”. Assuming that one of your dimensions is under 52”, we can print your custom decal design regardless of the dimension of the other end. If you need something larger than 58”, you may need to cut your image into two or more pieces and then install them side-by-side.

What if my decal has more than two colors? Will it cost more?

We print everything in full color which means there will be no additional cost when printing designs with multiple color values. The total cost of your decal will depend on the size of the sign, how many you purchase, and shipping fees and taxes wherever applicable. Bulk discounts are valid for any quantity of two decals or more if they are of the same design.


Will the decal damage or ruin my window?

No. The installation and removal of your decal should not hurt nor damage your window. The only way the window might be damaged is if you use using a metal squeegee during installation such that it scratches the window. You can help avoid this by availing our felt-tipped squeegee with your purchase for a small added charge.

What are clear window decals typically used for?

Clear window decals have a variety of uses, the most common being for storefronts of big and small businesses. These decals are perfect for advertising sales, seasonal promotions, branding, and store hours advisory. Decals can also be used to note warning signs, compliance signs such as displaying building codes, surveillance notices, QR codes and many more.

In addition, clear window decals are great for settings whose interiors are glass centric like conference rooms, reception areas, etc. They can also be used in residential areas for anything from “no soliciting” signs to “beware of dog” type signs.

Will the decal impact the transparency of my window/storefront?

The clear window decal will be completely transparent on areas that it is not printed. If the surface area of your decal is completely covered, you shouldn’t see any transparent portions of the decal. Keep in mind though that even a fully printed decal will still allow some light through. Vision may be fractionally obscured but it will not be as opaque as an actual opaque decal. To achieve one-way visibility, select our perforated window decals.

Can I place my decal on the inside of my storefront/window and have it be visible to those outside?

Yes. For inside placement and outside visibility, you need to select “Inside Glass” when you place an order. We’ll reverse-print your sign so that you can adhere it to the inside of the window but have people see your sign as they approach your business or home. This is also possible with our clear window clings.

Can the decal be used only on a glass surface?

Our clear window decals are designed for and best when used on smooth glass surfaces. They are also perfectly suitable for laminated surfaces, plastics, stainless steel, aluminum, and electronics such as TV screens, tablets, and computer monitors. Please note that clear window decals will not work on concrete of any type, textured surfaces, and drywall.

Do clear window decals stick to fiberglass?

Our clear window decal does not stick well to fiberglass. We recommend using it on glass or a similar smooth surface. If you're looking for a decal specifically for fiberglass, we recommend using our permanent decal.

Can I use clear window decals car windows?

Yes, can use clear window decals on your car windows. In fact, they can be great for advertising especially if you want to make it work as a moving business card when you drive anywhere. Please note though that our clear window decals can last about three years only. If you’re looking for something that lasts longer, you can check out our permanent decals.

Installation & Care

Does my decal have a backing? How do I remove it?

Yes, our clear window decal has a frosted backing on it. The easiest way to remove this is to slightly bend the decal at a corner much like you would with a sticker. If this doesn’t work, you can use a small piece of tape as shown in this video.

How do I install my clear window decal?

Installation of your clear decal only takes two steps. First, clean the window and allow the surface to dry before installing the decal.

The second step involves a little prep prior to the actual installation. Add a drop or two of dish soap to a spray bottle filled with warm water and shake well. After removing the decal’s protective backing, spray the non-printed side of the decal as well as the window itself generously with the water-soap mixture. Wetting the decal and the window will provide you some wiggle room while installing the decal to the window. Be careful not to submerge the decal in water as this can affect its ability to adhere to your window. Once the decal is placed on the window use a flat edge or a squeegee to remove as much liquid as you can. We recommend that you use a rubber or felt-tipped squeegee to prevent puncturing the decal. Allow the decal to air-dry after installation.

Does installing a clear window decal require more than one person?

Installation of the smaller window decals can be done by one person. For larger decals, however, we recommend that at least two people do it. Doing so will prevent the decal from sticking to itself during the process and makes for a much easier squeegee process and overall application of the decal. If the decal sticks to itself nonetheless, it will be easier for two people to pull it apart as opposed to when there’s only one person doing the installation.

How do I store my decal?

If you wish to take down and store your decal, it is best to store it using the original backing. This will protect the sticky side from collecting dust, debris, or other particles that may reduce the decal’s ability to stick to when you’re ready to use it again. If you need to store them for a while (i.e., under one year), store the backing of the decal at room temperature in a non-humid setting.

How do I clean my decal?

Cleaning your decal regularly will help keep it looking bright and clear and you can do this by wiping it with a damp cloth.

How do I remove my decal? Will it leave residue on my window?

Our custom window decals can be removed by simply peeling it away from the window or surface where it is applied. Because of our custom window decal's proprietary adhesion technology, you do not need to worry about it leaving any residue on your window.

Can I wash my window with the decal installed?

Yes, washing your windows should not adversely impact your sign. The only exception to this is using any kind of power washer or spray gun directly on the decal as pressure washers can damage the decal and cause it to fall off the window.