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A clear window decal is an image or graphic that is printed directly onto a sheet of transparent 4 mil vinyl material. These decals are transparent anywhere that does not contain your design, allowing you to display your logo or message on your window, glass door, or storefront without entirely obstructing your view.
Clear vinyl window decals are intended for both indoor and outdoor use. The ideal surface they are meant to be used on is glass, but may also be used on electronic equipment, refrigerators, aluminum, stainless steel, plastics, or laminated surfaces. These decals are commonly used for business/storefront advertising, retail locations, displaying store hours, window decor, product promotion, window signage, and office branding.
Clear window decals can have a very similar appearance to vinyl lettering when applied. However, they are entirely different products. With vinyl lettering, your design is cut to shape from a solid-colored sheet of vinyl instead of being printed. With clear window decals, your design is printed onto a sheet of transparent vinyl, allowing you to use a wide variety of colors, gradients, etc.Go to Vinyl Lettering
A two-step printing process is used when creating your custom transparent window decal. This involves printing a layer of white ink followed by a layer of colored ink. This "spot white ink" is only printed where your design is printed to add contrast and vibrancy to your design while retaining the overall transparency of the decal.
Please note that your decal will only be transparent in areas that do not include your design. Knowing this, we recommend using files that contain a transparent background when uploading your design. Need design help? Learn about our free design services.
Your image or graphic will be printed onto clear vinyl using world-class printers with an advanced white-ink process, ensuring that your decal will have the most vibrant and bold colors possible.
Every order includes a set of simple installation instructions, ensuring a fast and effective install for your decal.
Clear window decals are designed to be used both indoors and outdoors. The most common use for these decals is to display information on storefront windows.
Your decal is made with durable vinyl material and will stand up to rain, sunshine, and other elements with a lifespan of approximately three years.
The transparent background of your decal allows you to display your design without entirely blocking visibility through your window or glass door.
Choose from a wide range of custom sizes, the smallest being 6" x 6" and the largest being 58" in one direction and any size in the other direction.
Your decal will be cut as a standard rectangle at the size you have selected.
Your decal will be cut to a custom shape with a border of material around the edge of the design.
Your decal will adhere to the outside of the window.
Your decal will adhere to the inside of the window.
Create your custom transparent window decal with the easiest and simplest design tool in the signage industry. Upload images, create objects, add text, adjust sizing, change color, and so much more!Start Designing
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The following installation instructions will help you with a quick and easy installation of your custom clear window decal. Instructions will also be included with your order, and you are free to refer to this page, download a PDF of the instructions, or view our instructional video for assistance. If you are installing a large decal we recommend having at least one other person assist you.
Begin by thoroughly cleaning the window or glass surface you intend to use for your decal. After cleaning, use a window squeegee to remove excess water or allow appropriate time for the window to air dry.
Create a decal application solution by combining 3 drops of dish soap or detergent (not hand soap) per 1 gallon of water and place into a spray bottle.
Lay your transparent window decal on a flat, smooth surface and begin to remove the black liner. The backing is a frosted, semi-transparent material that can be difficult to remove due to its thin properties. If you are having difficulty, try applying a small piece of tape to the corner of the backing and use that to help you peel it away from the decal.
As you are removing the backing, generously apply the application solution to the back of the decal. Next, spray a generous amount of application solution to the desired surface, making sure both the adhesive side of the decal and the glass surface are now sufficiently wet. Do not submerge the decal into water in an attempt to soak the adhesive side.
You can now apply your clear window decal to the desired window or glass surface. The application solution will allow the decal to slip and move once it is on the window. Use this to your advantage by sliding the decal into its final position.
Once the decal is in its final position, place the removed backing over the face of your decal and use the application squeegee to remove air bubbles/application solution from under the decal. When doing so, start in the center of the decal and press firmly to the right or left edge. Continue this process until you have run the squeegee over the entire surface of the decal.
Use paper towels to clean the glass surface and to remove excess water from the edges of the decal. It may take several days for the adhesive to fully dry and bind to the glass surface.
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We offer several different window decal types to ensure you are able to get the decal that best meets your needs. Create a consistent look and make your business stand out by incorporating several different types of decals on your storefront, windows, or glass doors.
No background, letters and objects cut to exact shape
White background, any color combination available
Perforated material, best for covering entire windows
Frosted background, multiple design options available
Window decals and stickers are most commonly interchangeable terms describing a semi-permanent vinyl with an adhesive backing. 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 for any duration of time. Further, once they’ve been set in a certain location you are unable to reposition them. This is true for both our opaque and perforated window decals. This is not the case for our clear window decals due to the proprietary adhesion technology they use and the lack of sticky adhesive. The clear window decals can be removed, repositioned, and even reused if stored properly.
Window graphics is similar to window stickers in that it is understood within the signage industry but often needs clarification. So if you prefer the term window graphics to window decals, just make sure you know whether you are looking for an adhesive or cling-based window graphic.
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 (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.
Installation of your clear decal consists of two main steps. The first is to clean the window and allow the surface to dry before installing the decal.
The second step is the actual installation of the decal. To install your decal add a drop or two of mild detergent or dishwashing liquid to a spray bottle full of warm water. After removing the protective backing, spray the non-printed side of the decal as well as the window itself generously with the water-soap mixture. By getting the decal and window wet it will provide you with some wiggle room while installing the decal to the window. Do not at any time fully submerge the decal in water as this can ruin its ability to adhere to your window. Once the decal is placed on the window use a flat edge or squeegee and remove any of the excess water-soap mixture. Be careful not to use an edge or squeegee that will puncture or tear your decal. For this reason, we recommend a rubber or felt-tipped squeegee. Though this should not be a common issue due to the decals ease of installation and ability to be removed and repositioned.
Once the water is removed and the backing dries your decal will be applied to the window. These custom window decals are strong enough to stay in place inside or outside for an extended period yet easy to remove and reposition as needed.
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