What You Need to Know About Window Graphics

Window Graphics

Window Graphics

Window graphics refers to the adhesive vinyl applied to glass, both interior and exterior.

Vinyl applied to glass has many advantages:

  • Advertising

  • Sun Protection

  • Privacy

  • Aesthetics

Window Graphics

Window Graphics

There are 5 things you need to know before purchasing window graphics:

  1. Graphics, do you have them, or will we be creating them? Often our customers have digital images and we use them to create the graphic, this is the normal process.

  2. Size, most cities has sign regulations that include storefront windows, understanding the law can save you lots of time, money and frustration. Privacy panes, like those on conference rooms, only cover 30% of the center pane, allowing the top and bottom to be clear. What is the actual size of your window? We measure digitally to avoid errors.

  3. First or second surface, where will the vinyl be applied? First surface is the most common, graphics applied to the external side of the glass, second surface is applied on the back or inside of the glass. This is important in regard to the design and intended use.

  4. Proof and print, we provide PDF proofs of your final product prior to printing, we will be certain you approve before we go to print.

  5. Installation, we prefer to install the graphics for you. This ensures your windows will be exactly what you approved, if we rip a graphic, we will reprint and apply, if you rip it, we’ll help you recover from the mistake.

Window Graphics

Window Graphics

5 simple things to know will help you have a window graphic experience second to none. We help with the design, provide site surveys to ensure the size and the local sign restrictions. Some graphics, perform better applied to the inside surface of the glass, we will be happy to advise you on this. Complete transparency throughout the process, we communicate professionally to avoid mistakes, overages and delays. We know adhesive vinyl and are here to help you avoid stress, especially with the installation.

Window Graphics

Window Graphics

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Custom Signs

Groundhogs Day

 The legend of the February groundhog represents the near end of animal hibernation and the soon to begin spring. The myth states that the groundhog comes out of his hole after hibernation, if he sees his shadow (it’s a sunny day) then he views it as an omen of six more winter weeks and returns to his lair for more sleep. If the rodent doesn’t view the shadow (it’s a cloudy day) then he sees it as a sign of spring and stays atop the ground.

The Origin in America

German immigrants were the initial settlers in Pennsylvania, which has an abundant number of groundhogs in the state. They saw the American groundhog being very similar to the European hedgehog, which was revered as an intelligent animal, so wise that the return to it hibernation home meant another six weeks of winter was forthcoming.

Punxsutawney Phil

Punxsutawney Phil

Punxsutawney Phil

Punxsutawney is a town in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, northeast of Pittsburgh. Its most famous resident is Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog that, on February 2nd, rises from his home on Gobbler’s Knob, located just southeast of town, to make the annual prediction. Punxsutawney Phil became an international celebrity thanks to the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, starring comedian Bill Murray.

Every year, thousands of people gather in Punxsutawney for the celebration. Regardless of the forecast from Phil, the masses celebrate the soon to end winter and beginning of spring.

Gobblers Knob

Gobblers Knob

Here at Heritage Custom Signs & Displays, we celebrate Groundhogs Day by encouraging all employees to reflect on their recent winter and envision the upcoming spring. As we have grown, so have our team, we see the near future as more opportunity to grow our company and serve our customers.

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Custom Signs

How to Make a Custom Printed Wood Sign

Brent Thompson, Custom Projects Manager at Heritage Custom Signs, demonstrated how he made our customer a custom printed Coffee Central sign for their break area.

  1. Brent cuts the wood to the desired lengths, including the frame.

  2. He sands the edges smooth for a professional finish.

  3. The wood is stained with a Traditional Cherry stain for a rustic appearance.

  4. Brent (DIP) direct image prints to the stained boards using our wide format flatbed rigid substrate printer.

  5. Brent has the frame for the sign and mounts the sign inside the stained frame.

  6. The Coffee Central sign is installed in the lounge area of our client.

“I enjoyed making the custom sign, it’s one of my all-time favorites, ” said Brent “The customer was head over heels with this lobby sign!”

We make custom signs in numerous manners, including wood, PVC, brushed aluminum and many other substrates. Learn more about our sign making capabilities by visiting our web page at: /products/custom-signs.php