Exterior Window Enhancements
Enhancing your windows with beautiful graphics can bring elegance to a restaurant or office space, promote sales, increase brand awareness or create privacy, and in many cases provide a combination of all of these. We are window graphics specialists with decades of experience in both the design and installation of all types of media for glass application.
Gives the illusion of frosted glass. Can be applied with solid, full coverage, or cut revealing shapes of clear glass. Frosted vinyl also can be printed full color, to give a frosted / translucent color appearance. Ideal for settings where privacy is needed and a message or image is desired, and light transmission is desired. Frosted vinyl works well both indoors and out.
White / Other Solid Color Vinyl
We stock white, black and other solid color pigmented vinyls for cut-graphics applications. White is most popular for standard entrance door vinyl, as it is most visible. Solid pigmented vinyl is most popular for exterior glass, but can be used effectively inside as well.
All colors are available on a per-project basis. We only use high-quality, long-lasting vinyls and understand which vinyl is appropriate for which applications. Yes, there’s a science to making graphics that last.
Full-color Printed Vinyl
We can print solid vinyl in full-color designs including photographs, or to match a custom Pantone color, if needed. Our solid printed vinyl also can be cut to shape for logos or interesting window layouts. We only use the highest quality 3M cast vinyl for our exterior glass applications, to prevent peeling, shrinking and other premature failures. Solid printed vinyl is most popular for exterior glass, where view-thru properties are not needed, or the vinyl is cut to shape. It can be used indoors as well.
Full-color Perforated Printed Vinyl (View-Thru)
Perforated window media is generally applied to the outside of exterior glass windows. Full-color graphics are viewable from outside the building, while people inside can see out, with the look of window tinting or a light screen from the inside. Important note: Perforated vinyl provides privacy during the day, but if internal lights are on at night and the exterior of the building is dark, people will be able to see into the building at night.
Perforated media can be used effectively for privacy and branding on interior windows, but in special cases, it doesn’t work well. Just ask us, and we’ll explain. Yes, there’s a bit of fun science to this.
What is the design process like?
We pride ourselves on both the quality of our work and on providing exceptional customer service. When having a job sign made, the following list will give you a good idea of how we start with an idea and finish with a sign.
- Collect information to provide a quote:
- Identify your desired window graphic material.
- Identify and describe the location and your desired outcome, or purpose of the window enhancement (beauty, privacy, branding, etc.)
- Provide measurements of the glass space:
- Total size of glass surface: width x height (inches)
- Desired size of graphic: width x height (inches)
- Provide ready to print artwork, or send relevant content (logo, text and info) to our design team.
- Identify deadline.
- With the above information we can provide a quote.
- Approve quote and place a 50% deposit.
- Production team will conduct a site survey to confirm installation plans.
- Design team will email a proof.
- Proof approval puts sign into production.
- Client will be called to schedule installation or notified that product is ready for pickup or shipping.
- Balance due at time of installation, pickup or shipping.
What is the turnaround time?
Most graphics for glass can be produced within 3-10 days. Some cut vinyl projects can be turned in one day if needed and all artwork is supplied ready to print. More complex projects may take more time and deadlines will be discussed.
How are reorders handled?
To move your re-order through our system quickly, email email@example.com the prior proof sheet or the job order/invoice number. Indicate you are looking for an exact re-order and you would like to bypass the proof. This will send your order directly to production!
How our signs are priced?
Our pricing depends on a number of factors. The media type, creativity of the design, and complexity of the assembly and installation.
What’s different at Port City Signs & Graphics?
Our professional designers are experts in large format print and sign design, which differs from standard graphic design training. Each member of our production team has more than 20 years of experience in this trade. Thus, when you choose Port City Signs & Graphics, you are choosing the assurance of quality, efficiency and professionalism.
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The Port City Signs Difference
Decades of printing expertise
Quick turnaround times
Quality customer service
I’ve been a designer here in Wilmington for 8 years, and every time we have used Port City Signs for a client, the outcome and customer service has been outstanding. They really go the extra mile to make sure their customers are happy, and we always recommend them to our clients because they’re so easy to work with.Carolyn Pikoulas
We love working with the Port City Signs team for all of our graphic needs. They always provide great quality prints with a quick turnaround!
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