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Etched Glass - Frosted Window Film For Office Privacy In NJ

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.

Customized Window Frosting NJ

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.

Customized Vinyl for Etched Windows

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:

  • Frosted Window Decals - With options large enough to cover an entire window and provide privacy, to smaller decals like a business name or graphic, window decals create the appearance of etched glass for a fraction of the cost.
  • Frosted Vinyl Lettering - Creating your business name or a message in frosted vinyl can make for an attractive storefront or help label rooms in an office.
  • Frosted Logos - Your custom logo or a graphic can be cut out of vinyl for your storefront or interior windows.

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:

  • Size - Frosted window decals can cover an entire window to provide privacy, or be placed in a band at eye level. Smaller decals with just a logo or lettering are also possible.
  • Shape - We use an automated cutting process that can create exact cuts for even intricate shapes. This includes stylized letters and logos, as well as the shape of the entire window decal.
  • Standard Cut or Reverse Cut - For logos and letters, they can either be cut so that the shape is frosted or so that the shape is clear and surrounded by frosted vinyl, as with a larger privacy film that is personalized.
  • Printing - It is possible to print a colored graphic onto vinyl for additional personalization.
  • Adhesive Placement - Your frosted window decal can have the adhesive on the front or back of the design depending on how it will be installed.

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.

Benefits of Window Frosting

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:

  • Removable – It’s greatest advantage is that it is removable. Unlike etched glass, you do not have to replace an entire window if you plan to take the etched vinyl decals down. You simply need to peel it off. That makes it cost efficient, and perfect for any type of window.
  • Replaceable – Similarly, when you decide to purchase etched glass, you’re stuck with it for years. With 3m frosted window film, you can simply peel it off at any time and put a new one on in moments – keeping your window fresh for minimal cost.
  • No Expensive Installation – Similarly, it’s not just etched glass that is expensive. It is also the cost of removal and installation. Not only are you saving money by using etched glass signs, but you are cutting down on labor costs as well.
  • Excellent Visual Appeal – Window frosting in NJ has amazing visual appeal. Frosted window signs are easily noticeable from a distance, highly professional, and popular with both businesses and their customers alike.

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.

Where You Can Install Window Frosting

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:

  • Offices
  • Gyms
  • Shopping Malls
  • Restaurants
  • Events
  • Sidewalks

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.

Contact Us to Learn More About Our NJ Vinyl Window Frosting

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.

Frequently Asked Questions about Window Frosting
  • Can the Window Frosting Be Re-used?

    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.

  • Does the Window Frosting Leave Any Residue Behind?

    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.

  • How Long Will My Window Frosting Last?

    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.

  • How do I clean a window with frosting on it?

    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.

  • Can a frosted window wrap be double sided?

    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.

  • How are the shapes and designs cut out of 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.