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Opaque window decals are adhesive decals that you can place on any window, glass door or other smooth surface. These semi-permanent decals can be printed at nearly any size and do not need professional assistance for installation. Opaque window decals will last indoors and outdoors for years with proper care, yet are easily removed when you’re ready for a new look.
Opaque window decals work wonderfully for posting store hours or advertising a logo or brand in a window. All window decals can be cut to the exact outline of the design by selecting custom from the shape options. You can also choose to have a border around the outline of your design by selecting custom with border in the shape options. What ever you choose, your opaque window decal will look great!
Standard and inside glass options are available, allowing you to place your decal on either the inside or outside of your storefront window or door.
Install your opaque window decal in minutes without the need of professional help. Installation instructions are included with every order or can be found below, helping you know exactly what to do.
Your design will be printed onto premium white adhesive vinyl in full color using the best printing technologies available. The result is a vibrant design that can be displayed proudly on any smooth, non-porous surface.
Made with durable 3 mil vinyl and water/weather/UV resistant ink, your opaque window decal is made to withstand even the harshest weather conditions for over five years.
Multiple shape options available, including square/rectangle, rounded corners (¼” & 1”), circle/oval, custom, and custom with border allowing you to customize the shape of your opaque decal.
Create your custom opaque 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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|Weight||Weight.09 lbs per square foot (about the weight of 9 quarters)|
|Thickness||Thickness3 mil (.003") About the same thickness of a sheet of copy paper|
|Details||DetailsSemi-permanent white vinyl, versatile, bubble-free finish|
|Uses||UsesIndoor/Outdoor. Retail, home or office windows|
|Print Method||Print MethodFour color process, eco-friendly, weather, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink|
|Estimated Lifespan||Estimated Lifespan5+ years with proper placement and care|
|Common Sizes||Common Sizes12"x12", 24"x12", 2'x2', 4'x4', 3'x5'|
The following instructions are to help you have a successful, timely install of your opaque window decal. The installation is a simple process and requires no professional help. We recommend installing your decal in an environment that is dry with a temperature above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Begin by cleaning the desired window or surface with window cleaner or light soap with water, removing all dust and dirt particles. If dust and dirt is not fully removed from the surface this may cause small air bubbles in your decal and prevent it from adhering properly. After cleaning the surface, either allow time for the surface to air dry or remove excess water with a rubber squeegee.
Lay out your opaque window decal on the window with the backing still on and make sure it is aligned properly.
While holding up the decal where you want it to go, use a dry erase or washable marker to mark where your decal will be applied. Double check your alignment to make sure the opaque window decal is where you want it to be.
Gently remove the backing by peeling the decal away from a corner. If you’re having difficulty, a piece of scotch tape placed on the backing can help create a tab for you to grip and peel away the decal. Avoid doing this step in windy conditions so that the adhesive side of the decal does not fold and stick to itself.
Carefully place the decal onto the window or desired surface. Use your alignment marks made in step 3. We recommend holding the decal upright with two hands near the top and placing only the top edge to the surface first, then use your hands to guide the decal on a little at a time. At this point only apply the decal lightly. If you need to reposition or adjust the decal you should be able to slowly and carefully peel the decal away from the surface and reposition it before the adhesive fully sets in.
Once the decal is in place, use a squeegee* to remove air bubbles and small pockets. When using the squeegee, start in the center of the decal and move in a straight line to the right and left side of the decal—then move up and down working out any pockets or bubbles. Continue this process until you have ran the squeegee over the entire decal. You’ll want to use some steady pressure with the squeegee to work out the pockets. You may place the back liner on top of your decal during this process to avoid damage to the decal. Once squeegeed, you will not be able to reposition your decal.
*Available as an additional purchase.
**Note: If you are installing an “inside glass” opaque window decal, use a wet installation method: Mix 3 drops of household dish soap to 1 gallon of water. Use a spray bottle to gently spray that solution onto the adhesive side (printed side for inside glass) of your decal as well as the application surface. Place the decal onto the window and move it around while it is still “wet” to the desired position. Finally, use a squeegee to remove all bubbles and excess water. Dry to finish.
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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
Clear background, any color combination available
White background, any color combination available
Perforated material, best for covering entire windows
Frosted background, multiple design options available
Order by 5PM EST and we’ll have your opaque window decal completed and shipped the very next business day.
For opaque window decal orders over $75 your order ships free! *Excludes rigid signs over 36" in either dimension
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Regardless of the end use of your decal we can cut it to shape. We can do this in two different ways. The first is to cut it to the exact perimeter of your design. This shape option is known as "Custom" (previously known as, or sometimes referred to as contour cut). The second way is to cut it to shape but leave a small border around the entire edge of your sign. This is called "Custom with Border" (previously known as or sometimes referred to as halo cut). These two options are available for any window decal but should be used with discretion when complex designs are involved. For complex designs we recommend a simple rectangle or square shaped decal.
Individual letters that can be applied to windows are actually a different product entirely. This product is called cut vinyl or vinyl lettering. Visit our vinyl lettering page for more information on this product
Yes! you can choose to design your opaque window decal as as square/rectangle, rounded corners (1/4" or 1" radius), circle/oval, custom, or custom with boarder. Simply select these options from the shape dropdown in the design tool.
Please contact us at email@example.com or call us 888-222-4929 if you have any questions about the various shape options you have for your window decal!
How small or big can my window decal be?
Your decal can not be smaller than 6”x6” nor bigger than 52”x1798”. So as long as you can keep one of your dimensions between 6” and 52” you can create a decal of virtually any size.
The first step in installing your decal is to ensure that you have properly cleaned and marked the surface where it will be placed. Using a wet rag and water clean the surface of any dirt, grime or existing grease. Allow the window or surface to completely air dry.
Use a dry erase marker or other temporary writing instrument to mark where the decal will be placed on your window. This is important for proper alignment and spacing. Needless to say marking where the decal will be placed is not mandatory but will help with the installation of bigger decals or those that must be installed to exact measurements or aligned with existing signage.
Once these two steps are done you are ready to install your decal. The first step is to peel the decal away from the backing that is protecting the adhesive side of the decal. After removing the backing spray the window with water using any regular water bottle. You should also spray the back side, or adhesive side of the decal. Spray both generously as the water on the window and the decal will give you “wiggle room” while installing the decal. This will ensure that even if there are air bubbles when originally placed that the decal can be repositioned or peeled back before the adhesive properties take hold.
Once the decal and window surface are wet you should lightly press the decal against the window. Use a squeegee to remove excess water and air as you have the decal positioned as you want. Once the decal and window dry the adhesive properties will kick in. After this point your decal will not be repositionable.
You can remove your decal by simply peeling it away from the window or surface upon which it was applied. Any residual adhesive can be removed with common window cleaner. In some cases a sharp edge may be needed to removed the adhesive that is left behind.
For decals that have been in place for an extended period heat may be needed. Heating up the decal makes it easier to remove. We recommend a simply blow dryer to heat the decal before peeling it away in these situations.
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