There is nothing quite as classic and eye grabbing as etched glass. But etched glass is also expensive – often prohibitively so – and installing it can add an even more sizable cost to your budget. Window frosting is the alternative. Window frosting is a type of vinyl decal/wrap that goes onto windows and gives it a realistic etched glass appearance.
Blue Dot Signs specializes in creating vinyl frosted glass signs that are perfect for your storefront or office. Small, medium, or large, our plain and decorative frosted glass is the best choice for making sure that you have the same beauty that etched glass provides, with none of the associated costs or work.
At Blue Dot Signs, we are able to create these vinyl window frosting signs for any type of window. As “large format printers,” our designs are extremely popular on the large windows facing the outside of your storefront. But we can also create smaller etched glass decals for doors, with office glass frosting available. We can create frosted decorative window film for the glass you use inside of your property – for example, if you have a glass booth at your restaurant.
With the ability to provide both privacy and decoration, we use a flexible, self-adhesive vinyl to imitate the appearance of more expensive etched glass. Vinyl sheets from either Avery Denison or 3M measuring 2 mil thick are custom cut with your design. The different types of frosted vinyl available include:
In addition to choosing the design that will be cut into the vinyl to imitate etching, each frosted window can be further customized by choosing:
The vinyl decals can be installed on any smooth, glass surface so windows, mirrors, and glass panels in your business are all possibilities, and the decals work both indoors and outdoors. The surface should first be cleaned. You then remove the adhesive backing and place the vinyl on the window, making sure any air bubbles are removed.
Installing vinyl decals can be difficult. This is especially true for larger ones like privacy film for an entire window. An uneven alignment or noticeable bubbles and creases in the vinyl can detract from the professional and permanent appearance. We have certified 3M vinyl installers and can place vinyl window frosting at your business.
Not only do these frosted glass signs look impressive – they also have a variety of advantages over other forms of signage or custom carvings, and are an excellent choice for businesses that are looking to decorate their windows. These include:
With our fabrication process, vinyl window frosting and office privacy films are also affordable, much less expensive then etched glass. We use a streamlined process that happens entirely on our premises, making it fast and efficient. This provides lower manufacturing costs that we can then pass along to customers.
Wherever you are looking for privacy or a decorative aspect that has a permanent look, but the pricing and flexibility of a temporary sign, window frosting is a great solution. It is especially common in:
We can even make sure that these designs look great on mirrors – perfect for decorating behind a bar or making your personal bathrooms look more presentable. There are almost no limitations, as we can print everything from tiny etched glass logos to full scale frosted window signs for even the largest storefront.
Based in New Jersey, we provide sign fabrication installation services for those in the local area, and we are frequently providing our prints for those in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and throughout NYC. We also take customer service very seriously. For those that do not have someone with graphic art experience for sign development, we have graphic designers that work solely with signs on hand that can make sure that you have the graphics and design that you need.
Window wraps can be made to be double sided, although it is strongly recommended that double sided window wraps use only opaque vinyl.
Static cling window frosting can be reused. Adhesive backed window frosting, however, tends to lose its adhesion when it is removed. If you plan to remove it often, please talk to us about the best options.
Besides cost, the reason that people choose window frosting is because they want to avoid damaging the glass – as one would with etched glass. Window frosting adhesive should leave minimal residue behind, if any and most residue can be removed with nail polish remover.
Window frosting film can last for a very long time. On average, the film can last 10 years or more when well maintained (although this typically applies to indoor window frosting). When exposed to the elements, the lifespan will be shorter, but should still last between 5 and 10 years.
Possibly. It depends on the design. Please consider calling us today and we’ll see if we can provide you with a sample of our work.
Warm water and a microfiber cloth is usually enough to remove built up dirt. You can also dilute a mild detergent in water if the water alone is not working. Do not use any abrasive materials as this can scratch or tear the vinyl.
If you are printing a color graphic onto the frosted vinyl, window wraps can be made to be double sided. However it is strongly recommended that double sided window wraps use only opaque vinyl.
The cuts are done with technology called a CNC router. We upload the cut design in a specified file format into a computer and the router automatically trims according to that design. This makes it possible to get an exact cut without mistakes.
Yes. We are able to offer after-hours window wrap installation so that our placement of the vinyl doesn't interfere with your business.
We offer very competitive pricing on all of our signs and wraps. Please contact us to get a free quote. Once we know the details, we can provide a quote and work with you on any special pricing options.