Have you ever wondered how drivers can see out of windows that are fully covered in branded vinyl? Or how full coverage vehicle wraps have such a cohesive look? The answer to both of these questions is perforated window vinyl. Let’s explore how this product works and when to use it on your vehicle.
The window on the back of this Nissan Cube is large and prominent. Perfect for perforated window vinyl!
Perforated window vinyl (also called window perf, see through vinyl or one-way vision film) is adhesive-backed PVC vinyl which consists of tiny holes. Graphics can be printed directly on the surface of the vinyl. The graphics appear uniform from the outside, but the holes allow visibility for the driver and passengers inside the vehicle.
The ratio of vinyl to holes on this perforated window film is approximately 50/50.
We laminate perforated vinyl to extend its life and provide extra durability and protection from fading and scratches. Regular cleaning and parking in shaded areas will also extend the life of this material.
There are several reasons to choose perforated vinyl. We recommend using it for the following:
Full Coverage Vehicle Wraps
The back and side windows of this van were wrapped in perforated vinyl, which allows Upper Cumberland's Shuttle Service's customers to see out.
If you want to cover your entire vehicle (including the windows) in mobile advertising, perforated window vinyl is a great choice. It will create the illusion of a continuous graphic across the entire vehicle.
We installed a full coverage wrap with window perf on a passenger van for Upper Cumberland Shuttle Service (pictured above). As you can see, the uniform appearance of this wrap makes a huge impression!
Fully Covered Windows
We installed this vibrant window perf on a Hummer for Liveminds, an adventure escape game in Franklin, TN.
Check out this amazing Hummer! We can't take credit for the cool side panels, but the perforated window vinyl added a nice touch!
Customers also commonly use perforated window vinyl to place branding on just one or two windows. This is appealing to some customers who want more coverage without the expense of a partial or full wrap.
The photos above for Liveminds (and the JettArt Industries image at the beginning of this article) show great examples of perforated vinyl fully covering only the windows. These customers got a lot of coverage for a reasonable price by choosing window perf.
To learn more about the LiveMinds Hummer project, read this article: Liveminds III: Perforated Window Vinyl Completes Look on Futuristic Hummer.
So now that you know more about perforated window vinyl, are you ready to explore ways to brand your vehicle? We would be happy to help! Give us a call at (615) 595-6564 or click on the button below. We look forward to working with you!
We’re a sign company and custom design + build shop located in Franklin, TN, but we also serve all of Middle Tennessee, northern Alabama and southern Kentucky. We specialize in vehicle wraps, environmental branding, lobby and logo signs, wall murals, window graphics, architectural displays, event signage, trade show displays, and custom projects. We also ship our custom products to addresses in the US and Canada.