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

Sydney Signs Portal sponsor the UNSW 2016 Master of Architecture Graduand Exhibition

It was a great honour for Sydney Signs Portal to sponsor Utopia Redux, the UNSW 2016 Master of Architecture Graduand Exhibition.

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Our sponsorship is the culmination of 3 years of producing window decals and wall stickers for the UNSW, and reflective of the value we place in forming meaningful relationships with our clients and the community.

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Our decision to offer sponsorship was set in motion when the students approached us with an installation proposal that was well beyond their budget. We have always been generous with our pricing for their signage needs, but the scale and ambition of their concept compelled us to offer sponsorship as a means to realise their vision.

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The process also provided the students with the type of valuable negotiating experience they can take with them into the future.

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For Sydney Signs Portal, we took particular delight in being able to sponsor an event that showcased the talent of young people poised to launch a career in one of the creative fields – we not only work within – but have tremendous respect for.

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We look forward to continuing our relationship with UNSW next year and beyond.

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Custom Wall Graphics & Glass Decals for Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) – or Doctors Without Borders – helps people all around the world, delivering emergency medical aid to those affected by conflict, epidemics and disasters. Sydney Signs Portal was given an amazing opportunity to create and install inspirational wall graphics and window decals for the MSF office in Sydney.
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Small Building Signage For HENGJI Development

Turnaround – less than 24 hours!

TURNAROUND – LESS THAN 24 HOURS!

Small building signs can be very elegant when designed in black and white. For Hengji Development, this building sign was produced and installed within 24 hours by Sydney Signs Portal. Aluminium composite panel is the optimum material for this type of signage – very light, durable, weatherproof and cost-effective.

 

 


 

 

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 Graphic Design For Bonza Brats

Bonza Brats Window Decals

Sydney Signs Portal relished the opportunity to create this original design and to produce these decals for Bonza Brats windows – with the help of stylist, Olivia Waugh. This is a great example of the transformative effect that simple window decals can have. Beyond their beauty, they convey a fairy tale; a wondrous story of boys and girls in a magical world! Even adults are transported nostalgically – far, far away from this busy life – into that world of imagination we blissfully inhabited when we were children.


 

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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