Window Cling Details

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Window Cling

  • Calendered Static Cling
  • 7 Mil
  • Color White
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Perforated Window Cling

  • 6 mil. white/black perforated
  • White on print side
  • Pattern 65/35
  • Clear removable acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive
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Versatile Finish Options

  • Non-adhesive film clings to glass
  • Windows or Glass Doors
  • Various cut options
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Need to know

What are Window Clings?

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 6”x6”) are avoided. Custom window clings can be displayed on glass, metal, plastic, or any other non-porous surface for temporary or long-term use.


Perforated Window Clings

A perforated window decal is an image or graphic that is printed directly onto perforated, adhesive vinyl material. These decals feature one-way vision, allowing you to see outside the window when in your store but not inside when approaching your store. This is possible by puncturing 50% of the vinyl material with tiny holes called micro-punctures. These micro-punctures are small enough for the decal to maintain a high-quality image on one side yet be see-through on the other side.These decals are for indoor and outdoor use. The most common uses include business/storefront advertising, window decor, product promotion, window signage, and branding. Mainly used to cover entire windows, they also deflect sunlight and provide shade and privacy.

Safe area, bleed, and trim?

Design Guidelines

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Files need to be built to the final trim size plus 1/8" bleed on each side. Therefore, if you are ordering a 5 x 7 postcard, the graphic file's size should 5.25" x 7.25". When generating the file into the proper format, do not use any crop or printer's marks as these will increase the dimensions of the design file.
2. Image Resolution refers to the number of colored dots or pixels that make up an image. It is commonly expressed in dpi or dots per inch. Resolution Rules-of-thumb: • The higher the dpi, the greater the resolution, the better the image quality. But don’t go overboard. Higher resolution images create larger file size. • Image resolution is directly and inversely proportional to an image’s physical size. When you increase the resolution of an image, reduce its size. When you enlarge an image, lower the resolution. Otherwise, the image will print poorly. • For printed images, the ideal resolution is 300 dpi for images and 400 dpi for text at the final printed size.

More Helpful Tips:
• Your screen resolution doesn’t accurately reflect your image resolution because monitor displays usually have about 72 to 116 ppi. To view print resolution of your image, zoom in up to 300-400%. • When taking pictures from a digital camera for your print project, it’s best to set your camera to the highest resolution setting. • Four-Color Process Printing uses the CMYK color mode. Convert RGB images to CMYK using graphics editing software such as Adobe Photoshop. • Save your images in a lossless file format such as .tif and .eps to maintain accuracy and quality.

3. Files submitted in RGB or Pantone color mode will be converted automatically to CMYK. Converting these to CMYK would cause a shift since they are not of the same color spectrum.

4. Safety Zone Do not place any critical images or text beyond the safety zone, which should be at least 1/8" within the final trim size. This will ensure that they are well within the finished piece when it is trimmed.

5. Font & Lines When creating files on vector based software such a illustrator, inDesign, or Freehand, all text must be converted to outlines before generating the final PDF file. If working out of Photoshop, simply flatten the image. Do not use fonts smaller than 8 pts. Note that small or very narrow fonts may not render well on print against dark backgrounds.

6. Artwork with Borders When trimmed, the border should be 1/4" thick. Therefore, it should be set up to be 3/8" from the bleed line. There is a cutting tolerance of 1/16" which may cause uneven borders. We do not recommend borders. However, if they are necessary in your artwork, keep the minimum border thickness to make it possible for us to cut as evenly as possible. We do not guarantee perfect trimming.
Email us for additional information: signs@decaturatlantaprinting.com