Inside Glass Decals v.s. Standard Glass Decals

There are different ways to display information via your windows. From decals and stickers that go on the surface to ones that are pasted inside the windows, they differ in many ways. However, the peel-and-stick motion for both inside glass decals and standard surface stickers remains the same. The design and placement are where they differ from each other. Here’s helping you understand the basic difference between these two, making it easier for you to choose between them.

Inside Glass Decals: The major difference lies in the placement of inside decals because they are placed inside the glass window. Generally, such decals are used to promote store sales and seasonal store discounts. The purpose of using these decals is to make them visible from the outside while placing them inside. The adhesive of these glass stickers is usually on the front and the design is printed on the back. The design is generally printed on clear vinyl material, which makes it show through the front. It is why inside glass decals are not popularly printed on a solid material. Opaque window decals are a more popular form of standard glass decals. For inside opaque decals, a layer of white ink goes behind the design, giving it an opaque appearance. For every opaque sticker to be placed inside the window, it will have a colored background and a print on the rear side that is visible in the front.

Inside glass stickers are also known as reverse stickers or second surface stickers. A very big advantage of using these custom decals/stickers is that it is safe from constant exposure to many external elements. This makes them last longer and look as crisp as new, once installed.

Pro Tip: Glass decals tend to get affected by the glare on the window. So, make sure that the intended location of your decal does not gauge too much direct sunlight. It will help you get the most out of your inside window decal.

Standard Glass Decals: The window stickers and decals that are installed on the outer surface of the windows are called standard decals. They have adhesive on the back of the sticker design. The most common types of glass decals used externally are perforated decals and frosted decals. A standard feature of these glass decals is that they are usually weather-resistant, which makes them resistant to many external elements. It is advisable to choose perforated glass decals if you want one-way visibility. So, they allow you to see from inside the glass but offer complete privacy from the outside. On the other hand, frosted window decals obscure visibility completely.

These are the few factors that you must consider before choosing a custom window decal. To learn more about glass stickers and decals, please visit our previous posts and understand all you need to know about window decals.

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