Window graphics fade over time. What looked great at first gets tired and worn. Take a hard look next time you come to work.
Signs of Graphic Deterioration
Signs of aging graphics include faded colors, brittle or cracked vinyl and lifting corners. What causes vinyl graphics to fail? The number one culprit is the sun. If your graphics are south facing or get a lot of sun then all of the signs will eventually occur. Printed color graphics on exterior windows should have a UV protective laminate. That definitely helps. The Mighty Sign Makers always laminate exterior window and door graphics. This slows the signs of graphic deterioration. Single color cut vinyl has some UV protection built it but it too will degrade over time. When you see the corner or edge of the graphics starting to lift the failure has begun. If the vinyl has been on the glass for a long period of time it will start to shrink and crack. Vinyl shrinks over time. It doesn’t matter if it is a vehicle wrap, a sign or window graphics. At some point, the vinyl will shrink enough to begin to fail. This usually takes a few years, less in a hot, sunny location.
Refresh Window Graphics
People typically don’t notice graphic failure until up close. Any customer-facing window or door gets scrutinized every time someone sees it. It’s not the first impression a customer has of your business, but it does create one. Especially if there are signs of graphic degradation. If you think no one notices, think again. There is important information on your windows and doors. Graphics may include your business name, address, phone number, logo and more. People do notice. It is time to refresh if something about your business has changed. The Mighty Sign Makers did our own windows recently. We want our exterior to showcase our business, our services, our logo, and our tagline. Sign companies, ours included, are guilty of making then forgetting their signs. The Mighty Sign Makers realize that our signage is critical to our business, so we did a refresh of all of our windows.
The companies that make the types of vinyl and materials we use must never sleep. New and improved products hit the market constantly. Manufacturers like Oracal, 3M, and Avery find new processes to improve their products and this leads to longer graphic life. The Mighty Sign Makers value our customer partnerships. We discuss these options with you before you make the purchase.
Ready to Refresh? Contact the Mighty Sign Makers now for a free consultation and estimate.