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Tip of the Week: How to Install Perforated Vinyl on Windows


ljtotw-fbLooking for a way to turn ordinary windows into prime advertising space? This video illustrates how easy it is to install LexJet Aqueous Perforated Vinyl with a 70/30 perforation pattern.

With this tip, we show you how to install and trim the perforated vinyl to perfect, exact sizing in an inset window. We recommend laminating this vinyl with a pressure-sensitive laminate, such as LexJet Optically Clear Cast Gloss Laminate to protect the integrity of your print.

LexJet Aqueous Perforated Vinyl is compatible with thermal and piezo inkjet printers using water-based dye and pigment-based inks. Questions? Give us a call at 800-453-9538.

Shellie has more than 20 years of experience in the print publication industry as a content strategist, editor and writer. She has partnered with printing, photography and graphics professionals on a wide variety of publications and printing projects. At LexJet, she writes about customer experiences, industry trends, new products and the latest inkjet printing innovations.


  1. Thanks for posting this! I’ve heard that there are many benefits to installing perforated vinyl on windows, so I would like to know the trick to doing it right. It’s good to know that it’s best to laminate the vinyl with a pressure-sensitive laminate to protect it. Would pressure-sensitive laminate be suitable for any type of vinyl, or does it only work for the type of vinyl that’s featured in the video? I want to make sure to use the right type of laminate for my windows.

    • I asked Michael Clementi of our experience center to chime in on this one, and here’s what he had to say: When using perforated window films, it all comes down to what type of clarity you need for inside out viewing.

      If you are placing this on the exterior of vehicle windows, it is absolutely necessary to use an optically clear laminate partnered with the perforated vinyl. If you are installing this on a store front and they don’t mind the inside view looking out being cloudy/blurry, then any pressure-sensitive vinyl laminate will work.

      On the video posted, we did not use a laminate on the product, but we knew it was going to be installed indoors so the added longevity and protection of a laminate was not needed. Adding a laminate to your perforated window vinyl will make it easier to install due to the added rigidity and the fact that an unlaminated perf is easy to over-stretch and skew as you are installing it. A laminate would also eliminate the worry of overstretching and possibly tearing through the perf accidentally while installing it.

  2. Bill Brown

    Where would an individual find optically clear laminate

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