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Making an Impact: How to Create Double-Sided Window Graphics

Double-sided window graphics allow marketers and brands to reach customers both inside and outside stores

Window graphics are now regarded by many brands as a key part of the marketing mix. These graphics are an inexpensive form of advertising that retailers can easily apply themselves to windows in order to capture the attention of passersby.

But why not take this a step further and maximize window space to capitalize on more marketing opportunities inside the building as well? Double-sided window graphics allow marketers and brands to do just this, with such applications reaching consumers both inside and outside stores.

This double-impact marketing can also be achieved without affecting the amount of natural light that would otherwise be blocked when using other forms of large-format print marketing materials, such as posters or signage. Specialist films allow light to pass through and continue to brighten up the store.

In addition, installation time is drastically cut when using double-sided window graphics over other forms of applications. As the film vinyl is printed on both sides — either with the same or a different design — it would only need to be applied once, rather than having two separate pieces of print.

In terms of the type of material you can use for these applications, there are a number of options available. You could opt for a clear media. Another option would be a white block-out material that can be paired with a clear print media. Here, you can pair the adhesive white block-out film — printed with a forward-facing graphic — with a reverse-printed graphic on a clear film, all without the need for white ink.

When it comes to mounting the graphics, a clear double-sided mounting adhesive can be applied to one side of a double-sided print on synthetic paper or other cardstock. This can be done using any printer that can print double-sided pieces, including standard, residential printers.

We are yet again approaching the busiest time of the year for retailers, and with shoppers back on the high street this year, shops look set to be busier than ever in the lead up to the festive season. Capturing the attention of consumers will be vital and double-sided window graphics offer shops a clear advantage in the battle for customers.

Gareth Newman

Gareth Newman

Drytac

Gareth Newman is the Academy Manager at Drytac.

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