Whether you want to cover a full window with colorful graphics or create smaller decals and informational signs for glass surfaces, LexJet has the perfect solution. LexJet's new Simple line of adhesive vinyl includes four products suitable for producing a wide range of signs and displays for indoor and/or outdoor windows. Three of the four products can be used with inkjet printers that use low-solvent, solvent inks, and UV-curable inks. The perforated window vinyl is for low-solvent and solvent inkjet printers only.
"Like all of the products in LexJet's Simple line, LexJet's four products for window-graphics are easy to print, easy to handle, and easy on the budget," said Dione Metnick, product manager, LexJet. "We want to make it easy for graphic producers to save money without sacrificing quality."
Most importantly, all four LexJet Simple vinyls for window graphics are easy to install and remove.
LexJet Simple Perforated Window Vinyl ($1.05/sqft) is designed for producing "see-through" exterior-mounted window graphics. This 6-mil vinyl is evenly perforated with 1.6 mm holes. The ratio of 60 percent printable area to 40 percent open holes is ideal for producing vibrant, eye-catching prints that don't obstruct the ability of people within a building to look out the window. The removable adhesive on LexJet Simple Perforated Window Vinyl enables graphics to be removed from the windows for up to a year without unsightly residue. Because this product is for outdoor graphics, you may want to add an extra layer of protection with LexJet's Optically Clear Cast Laminate.
LexJet Simple Low Tack Clear Vinyl ($0.21/sqft) is a great choice for temporary graphics on indoor and outside windows. It is a 3-mil, flexible, glossy clear vinyl with a low-tack removable adhesive that remains easy to install and remove in a wide range of temperatures. In fact, it is just as easy to install and remove as static-cling vinyl, but provides better image quality, has a longer shelf life, and can be used for larger graphics.
LexJet Simple Low Tack White Vinyl ($0.21/sqft) has many of the same properties as LexJet Simple Low Tack Clear, but is slightly thicker (3.4 mil) and has a matte white print surface. It is a great option for temporary indoor and outside window graphics that feature intricate, multi-color logos and/or brand images. When backlit from interior building lights at night, window signs printed on LexJet Simple Low Tack White Vinyl exhibit an eye-catching glow.
LexJet Simple 6 Mil Removable PSA Vinyl ($0.41/sqft) is a semi-rigid, white vinyl that can be used to produce window graphics that are particularly easy to handle and install. The extra-rigidity makes this material ideal for producing window graphics that will be shipped to multiple sites and installed by anyone who works in the establishment. The low-tack adhesive is repositionable during installation, and removes cleanly for up to year.
All four LexJet Simple products for window graphics feature a stay-flat liner that helps keeps the material dimensionally stable during printing.
Interest in producing window graphics is on the rise, and it's easy to see why. Window graphics provide a low-cost way for retailers to attract new customers, advertise sales and promotions, or simply change the look of their storefronts from one season to the next. Building owners can easily install temporary window graphics to display brand images, promotional graphics, POP signs, decorations, or informational text on windows, doors, beverage coolers, and other glass surfaces.
According to the 2009 SGIA Product Specialties Report, 46 percent of the graphic imagers who responded to a recent SGIA survey expect the demand for window displays to grow over the next three years and 41 percent expect demand to remain about the same.
Curtis Coleman of Standard Printing Co. in Shreveport, LA, has used LexJet Simple Low Tack White Vinyl to print more than 2,000 6 x 48-inch stickers for the windshields of pre-owned vehicles in car dealerships.
"I needed an economical, easy-on/easy-off solution and LexJet Simple Low Tack worked great," said Coleman. "It was a bit heavier than other products I have tried, which made each sticker easier to reposition." Coleman plans to use LexJet Simple Low Tack White Vinyl again when Standard Printing makes die-cut starburst window decals that can be custom-printed with the price of each vehicle.