If you’re looking for an easier way to install one-way window graphics (where you can’t see inside through the graphic, but you can see out from the inside of the window), LexJet FaceMount Perforated Window Grip with a 60/40 perforated pattern is great alternative.
Case in point is a project that Cottrell Printing in Centennial, Colo., recently completed for Antoine du Chez, a high-end salon in the Cherry Creek area of Denver. The window graphics installation was on the second floor, which was reason enough to use an interior-application solution, as opposed to applying graphics to the exterior.
“The weather is always consistent inside,” says Rick Hillibrand, CEO of Cottrell Printing. “And in this instance, everything is on the second floor, so we would have had to hire a lift or figure out something like that for an exterior application.”
Hillibrand adds that this installation went much smoother than a similar application on the south side of the building. For one, they had to work around a bar in the middle of the window. Plus, since it faces south, the window was a bit hot. This recent application was on one long window with no obstacles to work around and the northern exposure kept the temperature down.
“Mounting against gravity, like we did the first time – having to work from the bottom up on the top panel so we could line it up with the bottom panel – is more difficult. Plus, we’ve gotten better and faster at installing it,” adds Hillibrand.
The graphics were printed by Ultimax Incorporated, Denver, on its Epson Stylus Pro GS6000 low-solvent inkjet printer. You actually print to the low-tack grip adhesive that has an ink-receptive coating. The polyester liner helps ensure a smooth application since it prevents the film from tunneling and curling during installation.