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    Window Graphics 101: Popular Types and How to Measure Them


    Window graphics are a powerful form of advertising for your business. For them to be as effective as possible, though, you’ve got to master the art of creating them.

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    Window Graphic Types and Measurement

    There are several types of window graphics that get the most design usage. Some examples of these graphics include:

    • Top half window graphics
    • Small banner window graphics
    • Large banner window graphics
    • Medium banner window graphics
    • Header window graphics

    Which type you get will affect how you measure to get your graphics to fit best. For a full-coverage graphic, for example, you’ll measure from edge to edge of the window, inside the gaskets and subtract 1/8†from all sides.

    Window Graphics Tips from the Pros

    Once you’ve got your measurement down, you can get to ordering. Here are some helpful tips for making sure you get your graphics right:

    Pay Attention to Resolution. As you’re having your graphics printed, be sure you’re sending your files at 100 percent scale. Most professionals recommend a resolution of at least 150dpi. Anything less will print as a pixelated, blurry mess that won’t reflect well on your business.

    Prepare the Surface. Before you apply your windows graphics, wash the windows thoroughly. Since you want to remove grease and grime, use a mixture of water and a household liquid detergent. While lots of people want to use products like glass cleaner, these contain silicone and will make it difficult for your window graphics to stick to the window surface.

    Apply the Graphic. Next, it’s time to apply the graphic. Start by pulling off the release liner and applying the graphic at the top of the window. Smooth the graphic and pull off the liner as you move down the window.

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    Beautiful Window Graphics for Your Business

    Window signs are ideal for advertising a sale, promoting a big event, or simply highlighting your products or services. To learn more about window graphics, or to order yours, contact the team at Salient Sign Studio.