Why etched vinyl decals?




Why etched vinyl decals?
Architects and designers have accepted the finished product enthusiastically. Decorative film is no longer seen as a problem-solving product; instead it has become an integral part of the design and construction processes. Many new building projects are specifying etched vinyl Decorative film patterns. The etched vinyl's theme normally continues throughout the office area and sometimes is personalized with a corporate logo or graphic.


What are etched vinyl decals?
Etched vinyl decals are a self adhesive frosted film that is easily removed and replaced to update the appearance at a later time. Now any flat glass surface can be turned into a work of art, be it an office, restaurant, den, bathroom or child's room. Frosted films diffuse light without appreciably cutting down the ambient light. As a result, any existing window can be converted to privacy glass in a number of attractive patterns.


How are etched vinyl decals installed?
Etched vinyl decals have a permanent acrylic adhesive system protected by a removable release liner which must be removed prior to installation. Films are installed using a water and soap based solution. See application video...


Where and why are etched vinyl decals installed?
Etched vinyl decals bring design, light & vision control to glass. Etched vinyl decals are ideally suited for applications that require day or night privacy without sacrificing natural light levels in both commercial and residential applications.


Commercial applications are found in banks, restaurants, health clubs, hotel foyers, conference rooms and office partitioning. Commercial buildings are dramatically increasing the use of internal glass walls as partitioning. This brings natural light into offices creating greater work productivity, as well as the illusion of more space while offering privacy.


Residential applications include solariums, bathrooms, entry doors and sidelights, etc.


Can etched vinyl decals be removed?
Yes. Unlike glass etching, etched vinyl decals can be removed if desired. This of course is a huge advantage and most landlords do not object to their tenants' installation of etched vinyl decals when they find out the product can be removed.
To remove vinyl decals simply peel away the film from one corner and pull the film from the glass. Should any adhesive remain on the glass it can easily be removed with a spray of soapy water and a single edge razor blade.
In addition, you can install etched vinyl decals yourself!


What can I use etched vinyl decals for?


Office Buildings
  • Fixed interoffice privacy windows.
  • Movable inter-office privacy panels.
  • Conference room glass walls.
  • Conference room screens.
  • Entrance & waiting room panels.
  • Office entrance door and side light glazing.
  • Transom Glass
  • Door security/privacy glazing.
  • Outside vision/privacy control windows.
  • Skywalk window glazing.
  • Skylights & sloped glazing.
  • Bathrooms, kitchens, and office windows.
  • Main entrance doors & windows.
  • Internal security entrance of jewelry & antique stores.
  • Decorative jewelry counter & display boxes.
  • Privacy partitions, panels & windows.
  • Dressing / fitting room.
  • Main entrances doors of jewelry & antique stores.
  • Flower shops, skylights & sloped glazing.
  • Entrance side lights.
  • Decorative Privacy glazing.
  • Dining room, Coffee table & Counter tops.
  • Splash backs, Wall units, cabinet windows.
  • Closet door glass.
  • Lighting control & diffusers.
  • Bedroom, Bath room, Powder room windows & Shower doors.
  • Kitchen & Laundry windows
  • Office, Library & dinning room partitions & windows.
    French Doors
Office Equipment and Furniture
  • Filing cabinet room windows.
  • Desk and counter top glass.
  • Privacy light partitions.
  • Office lighting diffusers.
  • Office cabinet glass doors and shelves.
Public Places
  • Post office customer counter windows.
  • Privacy windows at airports, stations, theatres, museums.
  • Privacy glazing in government offices.
  • Security & privacy windows in embassies.
  • Police station security windows & panels.
  • Waiting and private room doors, windows & partitions.
  • Prison security windows, cell doors, search rooms.
Hospitals, Clinics, and Pharmacies
  • Visiting room windows in maternity wards.
  • Privacy windows & doors in examination, surgery rooms & ICUs.
  • Privacy windows & glazing in emergency wards.
  • Patient rooms privacy partitions.
  • Hospital main entrance information areas.
  • Hospitals ICU & surgery ward information areas.
  • Cabinet windows in pharmacies & surgery rooms
  • Main entrance doors & windows.
  • Patient room windows.
Hotels, Restaurants, and Clubs
  • Internal entrance doors & security glazing.
  • Lobby partitions & privacy panels.
  • Bar/restaurant dividing panels.
  • Dinning areas privacy panels & partitions.
  • Kitchen splash backs.
  • Bar counter and table tops.
  • Wall panels
  • Light displays in night clubs & discos.
  • Main entrance doors & windows.
  • Skylights & Slope glazing.
  • Solar control windows & shading.
  • Security control entrance panels & windows.
  • Safety deposit box area partitions.
  • Customer counter windows.
  • ATM privacy panels.
  • Inter office partitions.
  • Outside light control window.
  • Outside vision/privacy control window.
  • Skylight glazing.
  • Main entrance security area windows.



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