Sign & Digital Graphics

October '14

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62 • October 2014 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S WRAPS DIGITAL GRAPHICS A few days or weeks in the sun, depending on the time of year, will help smooth out any of the cloudy look that you often see with applied window films. We simply tell our customer to wait a few days and they should notice the graph- ics smooth out completely. If not they can bring it back for us to look at. We've never had someone come back because it hasn't smoothed out. After the graphics are installed be sure to angle your blade inward as you trim around the window to get a clean cut and avoid any overhanging graphics. Take your time and move slowly, espe- cially around the curves, to avoid having your blade jump and cut into the face of the graphic. Over time this slice will split and look terrible. For warranty coverage you'll need to check the finishing that the manufacturer you use requires. Some manufacturers will require that the edge be trimmed in and finished with an extra strip of clear laminate or 3 M Edge Sealer. SDG Because windows are subject to sudden big changes in tem- perature, it's best to avoid using a heat source when installing perfo- rated window film. Balancing image reso- lution with one-way visibility, and meeting the visible light transmis- sion require- ments of many states, a high-quality 50/50 win- dow perf with 1.5-mm holes is optimal for vehicle window graphics. (Images courtesy of Clear Focus Imaging)

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