Window Signs Decorative displays & glass manifestation
Glass surfaces offer a versatile and visually appealing opportunity for signage thanks to the interplay between light and glazing. Whether you have a street-facing window and want to catch the eye, or you need to draw attention to the floor-to-ceiling panels of your internal glass walls, our signs can deliver the impact you're looking for.
Whether you’re looking to galvanise your storefront or create a compelling office facade, windows serve as a prime location for signage, providing passers-by with a glimpse into your world and you with an opportunity to broadcast your message from the kerb.
In our experience, three types of signs are most suitable for building on brand and effective decorative window displays. Vinyl dressing easily transforms plain windows into merchandising and marketing showcases, hand painted signs instil your space with an irresistible charm, and street facing neon art piques interest by electrifying the senses.
Comes in a range of opaque and translucent finishes, and can be printed upon or cut into any shape - making it a versatile medium for businesses looking for bespoke designs, creative aesthetics or on-brand publicity.
Simple to install and remove, meaning businesses that want to switch up their displays regularly with temporary promotions such as sales or seasonal displays can do so easily.
Durable and weather-resistant, vinyl is a practical choice for indoor or outdoor displays.
Hand painted windows
Inject your space with an artistic aesthetic, and take your window from see-through to statement piece.
Create a one-of-a-kind look to help you stand out from competitors.
Whether you go for a vintage finish or something more contemporary, hand painted signs are completely customised to you / your brand, showcasing your unique personality and building a foundation to connect with your customers.
Provide a pop of colour, a sense of craftsmanship and a feeling of authenticity, which all help to build trust and credibility with customers.
The retro option for a touch of vintage.
A vibrant way to highlight your storefront or services.
Customisable with various fonts and an array of colours ranging from way too cool to piping hot, allowing for creative expression.
Grabs attention by electrifying the senses day or night - very effective for waking up a quiet corner or lighting up a dark street.
Can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Incorporating features that make internal glazing visible is a building regulation, and glass manifestation is vinyl safety signage that does just that - helping reduce the risk of dangerous impacts with glass walls or doors in offices or open plan spaces, where polished surfaces are often top choice. Depending on your design, these signs offer the opportunity to add a synthesis of extra features - intelligent application allows you to lend privacy to corners that previously had none, while well conceived aesthetics provide tasteful channels to broadcast your branding and switch up your interiors.
Our vinyl comes in a range of opaque and translucent colours, as well as different degrees of density falling largely into three groups – frosted, dusted or crystal. The scope of raw materials that we have available, combined with our high quality printing facilities and cut vinyl options, means we can get really creative - from convincingly creating etched look windows to transforming plain glazing with stained glass mural effects. There are a vast array of looks that can be achieved so we’ll produce a window manifestation that’s both sensitive to your space and bespoke to your business.
Glass manifestation makes glazed partitions visible to help prevent accidents and injuries with the application of a vinyl pattern, which is especially important in busy spaces like offices, public buildings, and shops.
In addition to safety, glass manifestation can also be used tactically in environments where discretion is important, such as meeting rooms, bathrooms, or changing rooms. Frosted or tinted manifestations can be applied to create a sense of seclusion, providing confidentiality in open plan spaces by screening areas off.
As well as increasing glass awareness, we can create manifestations that work cohesively with your design scheme and business goals - going bold to catch the eye with statement graphics or intricate artwork, or keeping things subtle with minimalist shapes or geometric displays. We’ll also consider texture and transparency, adding character to glazed surfaces, and diffusing or blocking out light to change the mood of your built environment.
Whether your glass manifestation serves safety, privacy and/or decorative purposes, we can customise them so that they reinforce your company’s visual language: creating a repeat pattern of your logo or playing around with a motif or typographic component from your brand toolkit to capture your trademark aesthetic.
Window manifestations provide the scope to add messaging to intramural glass surfaces - grace your glazed wall with an on brand quote or add the room name or number to your door as an extension of your wayfinding scheme.
Keep things easy by choosing from our stock patterns. Using our experience of what works best, we've put together graphics with our recommendations for placement height, and provided real life examples to give you a feel for how they'd work in situ.
Ranging from simple dots or lines to slightly more elaborate samples, these designs have proven to be very effective in ensuring blind spots don't turn into sore spots. Just reference them when contacting us and we'll recreate them for your space.
Glass Manifestation FAQS
This graphic explains the specifications of Type K Building Regulations 2010 as we understand it – it details the coverage required on the window panes of glass rooms with doors, and also tells you what size your graphics should be. Contact us if you have any further questions regarding the rules for glass manifestations for offices and indoor spaces.
We can offer standard frosted strips, dots, blocks or bespoke designs. We think simple indicators are usually best, but you can be as decorative as you want, using your logo as a repeat pattern, or choosing a tall band of film to increase privacy in the room. Whatever your choice, the most important factor is that you install a high contrast window graphic that can be seen in all light conditions and draws the eye.
Yes, we can print designs onto the frosting – these will still have a level of transparency but offer additional pop to your window panes.
In an internal office we usually apply to the reverse of the glass, this usually depends upon access. One thing to consider is if your window manifestation will be in a high traffic area where it could be damaged by furniture or deliveries being moved.
We recommend leaving the film to adhere properly for a few days and then it will be fine to be wipe over with a damp cloth and soapy water. Never use a dry cloth or yellow lint duster as the fine fibres stick to the cut edge of the vinyl where they may be adhesive and it may eventually start to lift.
Yes, we carry a wide range of different self-adhesive vinyls in transparent, translucent or opaque colours and frosted effects, and if you wanted to use one of our patterns on a solid wall for continuation this also would be possible.
The lighter and whiter in colour your frosted manifestation is, the more clearly visible you will be from the outside when you move close to it. Darker, greyer looking types of frosted film make it harder to see through all round and tend to keep your image blurred to the outside world.
One of the requirements of the Building Regulations is that an internal room has a clear vision panel of no less than 0.1m in the door or wall so there is no danger to the occupants in the event of an unnoticed fire outside of that room – unless you have an automatic fire detection system which is audible within this room. It’s also helpful to be able to peek in and look for feet, allowing you to check if the room is occupied without having to open the door and disturb the people inside. Also, people may like the reassurance of others being able to see into the room for safety and to feel part of what is happening outside.
Yes, any film applied to the glass should be fairly easily removable. If the film has been on the glass for a long time, especially on exterior facing glazing, the exposure to UV will cause the film and the adhesive to become harder. This means it may have to be removed with scrapers and adhesive remover, but yep, it will come off.