Our team recently created and installed an intricate frosted window graphic at a hospital in another state. The entire process took our skilled team only a few hours to install but will leave a lasting impression.
What is window frosting? Frosted windows and doors (both interior and exterior) are typically created from a vinyl material that is translucent but not transparent. The material comes on rolls and can have a variety of finishes, from flat matte to a glittery shiny, with multiple variations in between.
The pattern or text in the frosting can be created with positive or negative space. Positive space designs use the window frosting to create the desired image or text. The material is cut on a precision cutter. When applied to glass, the unneeded portion of the vinyl is removed.
Negative space designs are created the same way, but the patterns or words are created using the blank spaces left when the excess is removed from the glass. Either method can create a detailed pattern that diffuses light with a dramatic effect.
Why use window frosting? Vinyl frosting can be used to add a little privacy to a desired area, to communicate information, or simply as an additional design element. Because it’s a vinyl film, it’s quick to install (especially when done by professionals). It can be removed without much difficulty. And it’s surprisingly hardy and can last for years even when exposed to direct sunlight.
Window frosting can be a very economical way to change the look and feel of any glass window, door, mirror or glass display case. It can cover an entire window or be trimmed down to a small decal.
Can you think of a place in your business where frosted vinyl might make an impact?
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