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Custom Static Window Clings

Custom static window clings are one of the most accessible forms of vinyl advertising. Most people have seen window clings passing through retail stores and malls and had no idea they are staring straight at a window cling film. Window clings appear like a standard custom decal with adhesive backing but allow for installation on glass, a mirror, or even acrylic signs without the sticky mess. Anytime you need the vinyl graphic to display without high or low tack adhesives, static window clings are a perfect solution.

All About Static Clings in Charlotte

Static Clings are flexible white or clear vinyl that does not require adhesive on glass surfaces. They use ambient moisture and static rather than adhesive as traditional stickers and it “clings” rather than truly sticks to surfaces, so static clings are generally relocatable and reusable.

white or clear static cling signagePlease know that static window clings are limited application-wise. It will only cling to clean smooth glass and acrylic surfaces. Therefore, it’s best to stick with mounting indoors instead of outdoors, where rain and humidity may affect the lifespan. It can be placed outdoor for temporary use, 1 to two days at most.

Static window clings used for your business hours, promoting sales, memberships, specials or other essential branding by displaying your logo and / or business name.

Other uses for static window clings use cases are Retail sales promotions, Store hours and special holidays, Temporary signage, Directional signs, Corporate branding, Brand recognition, School or apartment parking passes and more.

How is Static Cling applied to surfaces?

Part of what makes cling vinyl signage so valuable is the ease with which it can be applied to dry or wet surfaces in both indoor and outdoor environments — in fact, the process for dry or wet surface application does not differ that much and neither requires any significant time investment. To apply static cling vinyl to a dry surface, first clean and prepare the surface as outlined above. Then, simply:

1). Choose and place the graphic in the desired location leaving at least 1/8″ space between graphics and any window frames. You can do this by placing the graphic on the window and taping it on the sides to hold in place, or by holding the graphic in place.

2). Peel backing paper approximately 1” from the top of the graphic. Once peeled, fold down and crease the backing paper, and then squeegee in position from center to edges.

3). Remove the backing paper a little bit at a time and squeegee as you go. Be sure to use firm, overlapping strokes from the center toward the edges of the sign. Continue this process until the liner is completely removed.

Air bubbles can occur during application, so simply use a needle or pin to puncture the bubble, and then smooth the vinyl with a squeegee from the center towards the edges — this will help prevent edge lifting. Lastly, gently wipe down the application area with the lint-free cloth and your static cling vinyl sign will experience maximum adhesion in 24 to 48 hours.

When applying cling vinyl to a wet surface, simply repeat the same process as the dry application, but first spray the application area with the water solution used to prepare the surface and then wipe the area clean. Next, wipe down the surface with the 50/50 isopropyl alcohol and water blend immediately after the backing paper has been removed. Wipe the vinyl and adjacent area clean one final time. As with a dry application, maximum adhesion can take up to 48 hours.

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