Window Frosting: The Geometry of Style

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One of the great privileges we have here at Sydney Signs Portal is participating in the growth and development of emerging interior design trends in contemporary offices.

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One such office interior design trend is the use of geometric patterns for window frosting. Among which, the hexagon pattern is proving to be a particularly special approach as a window frosting solution.

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Complimenting a variety of interior designs, hexagonal window frosting is both stylish and functional. Its geometry offers a wonderful business-like aesthetic, while providing the office privacy you require.

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One of the great features of hexagonal window frosting is that it offers a wide range of variations. We can print your company colours on all of the hexagons – or just a selection – creating a striking effect of scattered elements. We also have the option of producing hexagons that are larger or smaller – depending on your preference – as well as choosing to fill or leave them empty. Working together, we are only limited by our collective imagination.

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The experience our team at Sydney Signs Portal has with designing and installing window frosting over the years, presents a wonderful opportunity for your business to benefit greatly without the need for the type of costly investment normally associated with the interior design of your office.

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Contact us today, and you too can discover why an increasing number of our clients are delighted with the style and appeal offered by hexagonal window frosting.

Ingenious Interior Design to a Deadline

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Few opportunities excite our team more than being presented with the task of interior design and transforming an office space with a range of signs, wall decals and glass decals.

 

Such was the case, when the wonderful people at Ingenia Communities reached out to us to complete this important work. As Australia’s largest owner operator of seniors communities, we appreciated the responsibility we had been entrusted with.

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The project had an added dimension of difficulty in that we were working to an incredibly tight deadline – not the most optimal conditions when approaching interior design.

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Thankfully, the creativity of our graphic designer, coupled with the helpful guidance and clear direction from the client, saw us deliver on schedule.glass-decal-Sydney

Be it the signage, the glass decals, the striking wall stickers or the impressive graphics featured on the columns – the results were exceptional. And, most importantly, exceeded the expectations of the client.wall-sticker-Sydney

Ingenia Communities now has a space that motivates its team with uplifting signs. The words, quotations and graphics serve as inspiration. It Is a space that welcomes guests and projects the warmth, security and sense of connectivity that is at the heart of their organisation.column-print-Sydney

Expeditors – Quotable Interior Design

A Fortune 500 company with their headquarters based in Seattle, Washington, Expeditors is a company renowned for delivering highly optimised and customised supply chain solutions for their clients through a global network of 331 locations in 109 countries on six continents.

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When their Sydney team, based in Banksmeadow, reached out to Sydney Signs Portal, their brief presented us with an opportunity to showcase our flare for interior design. Five meeting rooms were the canvas for our interior design specialist to work their magic, designing wall graphics to do justice to the inspiring quotes we were provided.

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Somewhat appropriately, one of the featured quotes is by Aristotle, and reads: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act but a habit.”

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Looking deeper than the five meeting rooms at Expeditors that we adorned with elegantly designed wall decals, the refined creativity that went into the wall graphics we created – and the quality of the finished product – is reflective of the excellence that Sydney Signs Portal has made our habit.

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9 Reasons Why you Should Consider Printing on Window Frosting for Your Business

  1. The Look
    Simple opaque frosting has its uses and value, but printed window frosting offers unique appeal to your business or workspace. Its soft, delicate appearance is pleasing to the eye, and will set your business apart from your competitors.

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2. A Two-sided perspective
Take advantage of being able to see a print from both sides – the result being equally impressive inside or out.

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3. Natural Light
Even with a print, your space will still enjoy the luminous comfort and functionality of ample light.

4. Diffused Light
Window Frosting’s light diffusing quality delivers a softer light that disperses throughout a room, gently wrapping objects and limiting the casting of harsh shadows.

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5. Protects your Interior
By taking advantage of the sunlight protection offered by window frosting, you can save money on replacements, maintaining the quality appearance of your carpets, curtains and furnishings in a room.

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6. Privacy
Window Frosting is a cost-effective means to maintain control of the spaces in your business where peering eyes are permitted.

7. The Partition’s Friend
Frosting’s matte finish make it the perfect solution to ensure your glass partitions function as intended, but also lends itself to making your partitions a potentially eye-grabbing design feature.

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8. Branding
Where we see glass, we see branding opportunities. Printed on frosting can turn your lifeless windows or glass partitions into a client-impressing, or employee-satisfying, branding feature of your workspace.

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9. Transform your Space
Limited only by your imagination, with printed on frosting, you can add a vibrance and energy to a space that helps stimulate the productivity of your staff, and leaves a positive impression on customers.

Wanting further inspiration? Check out these examples of our printing on frosting work

13 Facts About Window Frosting

1. PRIVACY

Basically window frosting is used for privacy. It is installed in offices, boardrooms, meeting rooms, storage rooms, and also in private homes – in bathrooms, showers, laundries, toilets, low lying balconies and on front doors. Even when the highest level of privacy is required, window frosting is still the best product for that – it is not transparent at all. Privacy is the most popular feature of the frosted films, but not the only one.

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2. Decorationwindow-frosting-sydney

Window frosting is also widely used for interior decoration. Patterns, flowers, branches, geometric shapes, all types of stripes and squares are used for frosting. Computer cutting makes it possible to create endless design options for offices and homes, combining it with privacy and sun protection. Window frosting decorations are very delicate, subtle and exquisite. Compared to other materials, window frosting adds elegance and brings a space to life.

3. Office Brandingwindow-frosting-sydney-city-north

Window frosting is used for office branding. Your company logo and signage can be computer cut into the frosting that is intended for any particular window. We can create frosted lettering, frosted logos, frosted graphics or frosted patterns, instead of making it simply black, white or some other color.

4. Sun Control

Window frosting is used for solar heat control. It prevents rooms from getting too hot during summer days and helps to reduce energy consumption and save on air conditioning costs. Window frosting can also extend the life of curtains, carpet and furniture fabrics, by limiting the amount of sun bleaching these items would otherwise be exposed to.

5. Security

Window frosting is used for security – preventing potential thieves from being able to view the valuable contents in a room.

6. Shattered Glass Protectionprivecy-film-for-windows-sydney

Window frosting is also used as a protection against shattered glass. Frosted film creates a safety layer on a window and is able to hold sharp glass pieces together when a window is broken, prevents them from scattering, causing damage to the interior and injuries to people inside the room.

7. Printing On Frosting

Window frosted films are printable which can be used for branding and interior decoration as well. We can print literally anything on window frosting.
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8. Cut Outswindow-frosting-sydney-architecture-design

At the production stage we can cut letters, graphics or stripes out of plain window frosting so it could be installed both for privacy, decorative purposes or branding. Allowing small channels of visibility helps create a non-claustrophobic but, still, private space for those inside.

9. Matte Or Sparkling?

Frosted material can have various effects on glass: frosted, dusted or sparkling – depending on the choice of film. The majority of companies in Sydney prefer a so called “dusted window film” to create a neutral, translucent light grey effect with matte finish. Frosted film will appear translucent matte silver – though it depends on the manufacturer as to how much “silver” you will get – it varies between brands. Sparkling window film will normally have microscopic metallic particles in it to create that sparkling effect on glass, but remains smooth and translucent like other types of window frosting.

10. Inside Or Outside?

Window frosting is generally applied to the internal side of the window. It is not designed for long life outdoors. Good quality window films will last for many years outdoors, but still not as long as the same frosting installed internally.

11. Wet Application

For window frosting installation, a so called “wet application” method is used. It means the glass surface needs to be sprayed with soapy water so the frosted decal can slide on the glass to be perfectly positioned and leveled, and easily re-positioned if needed. Wet installation also prevents frosted film from being damaged, as the film becomes more flexible and manageable, helping to avoid bubbles and wrinkles.

12. Wet Cloud

On the installation day a frosted decal may look slightly cloudy. Because of the wet application method, we usually allow several days for window frosting dry. Drying results in the natural evaporation of the so called “wet cloud” under the frosting, usually within a week. Drying time depends on many conditions: room temperature, glass temperature, humidity, sun in the room, or air conditioning.

13. Too Easy to Maintain

Frosted windows are very easy to maintain. Frosting is water and detergent resistant therefore it can be easily cleaned with water and mild detergents. Though abrasive cleaning materials and sharp tools should not be used on frosted areas of the glass as it may scratch and damage the film.

 

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Shop Window Decals For Purebaby

IT IS FUN TO WORK WITH BABY SHOPS! PUREBABY

Sydney Signs Portal was invited to produce shop window decals for Purebaby stores in Westfield Shopping Centre, Bondi Junction and Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre. The work we do installing decals for baby shops is always a great pleasure. The simple beauty, cuteness and whimsy that you see with baby graphics and decals, always makes for a fun installation.

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