Window Film

Window Film Products

Printed window films can be an effective way to infuse color and design into otherwise plain glass windows, partitions, and doors. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, printed films can also be used to add privacy, control light, improve way-finding, and more.

All of our window film products are printed on our high performance, scratch-resistant, Optically Clear Polyester Window Film. We offer three basic options for window film:

Standard Repeat Window Films are a curated selection of repeat-pattern designs meant to be installed horizontally across the glass.

They are printed in either white ink or in a frosted glass effect (only where indicated).

Sold by the roll, and samples are available.

Available in two standard sizes (no need to measure):
40” Tall x 120” Roll/Repeat
59” Tall x 180” Roll/Repeat

Although not customizable as-is, custom options are available (ask your sales representative for details).

Browse Standard Repeat Window Film

Like our wallcovering murals, Window Film Murals tend to be full height, “feature wall” applications.

Available in a variety of styles featuring privacy options, stained glass effects, frosted effects, and more.

Colors and effects can be customized.

Samples are available.

Sized to specifications.

Browse Window Film Murals

Any design in the Level collection can be custom-specified on window film.

Customize scale, color, effects, opacity, and more.

Using our resources and print technologies to achieve your vision, we can help you create custom window film from scratch, or from your provided art.

A variety of tools are available to help you create your custom window film. Ask your sales representative for details.

NOTE: Metallic effects are not available on window film products.

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Specifying Window Film

If you choose to customize any aspect of a window film design or if you would like to produce a different design or piece of artwork as window film, some additional information may be necessary. Understanding the following options and their nuances will help you provide that information efficiently and effectively.

We offer a variety of ink effects to suit your creative and functional needs:

Color Ink  See Example

  • Offers a full range of colors for decorative applications
  • Can be combined with white ink to add privacy to a full color window film
  • Color inks are inherently frosted in appearance, allowing diffused light to pass through
  • Darker colors are more opaque than lighter colors.

White Ink  See Example 

  • Ideal for privacy applications
  • White ink can be printed in a several different opacities (see Opacity section)
  • Can be combined with color ink to add privacy to full color films

Frosted Effect  See Example 

  • A colorless print that gives the film a frosted appearance
  • Suitable for privacy depending on viewing distance

Stained Glass Effect  See Example

  • For use on color inks – this option transforms the color inks’ inherent frostiness into a crystal clear stained glass look
  • Note that the stained glass effect offers no privacy or screening

Examples of the Difference Between White Ink & Frosted Effects

Although each installation is unique, there are some basic measurements that are almost always required for successful window film applications. Providing accurate dimensions for these will facilitate the ordering process and greatly improve the end result.

Here’s why all of these elements and dimensions matter:

INCORRECT

When required dimensions are incorrect or missing, the artwork may not be properly sized and paneled during production, resulting in an installation that is out of alignment.

CORRECT 

When all the required dimensions are provided, the artwork can be fitted during production so that once installed, the image aligns properly across the various panels of glass.

Window film may be applied to either side of a pane of glass, and this is typically determined by which side will receive less exposure to physical contact (for longevity of the product).

Depending on which side, or Surface, of the glass is chosen, the artwork may need to be printed as a mirror-image so that the image will “read” as intended once installed. It is necessary to determine this surface prior to the production of a Strike-Off, to ensure a proper installation.

There are 2 things we need to know in order to establish the correct surface:

  1. Where is the viewer in relation to the glass?
    1. It’s critical to establish the location from which you’re viewing the finished design in it’s normal left-to-right orientation. Since First Surface is always on the same side of the glass as the viewer, we need to know the name of that location.
    2. For example, if the glass separates a Corridor and a Conference Room, and the viewer is in the Corridor, you would indicate “First Surface from Corridor Side”.
  2. When viewing the glass is the film to be on the same side as you or on the opposite?
    1. Same Side = First Surface
    2. Other Side = Second Surface

The term opacity refers to our White Ink’s ability to block light and obscure the view through it. The more opaque (or higher opacity) the more light is blocked and the view is obscured. The more transparent (or lower opacity), the more light passes through and the view is clear. We can control the opacity of our White Ink depending on your need for privacy, light control, or simply aesthetics.

The images below demonstrate the basic opacity levels available (a printed version of an Opacity Chart is available through your sales representative):

  • Opacities A – C are relatively transparent and useful where privacy isn’t a concern.
  • Opacities D – F are very opaque and best suited for privacy and light control.

When selecting an opacity, keep in mind that things like lighting conditions, viewing distance, etc., are unique to each environment and can alter your perception of opacity. Rather than becoming overly concerned with the nuances between these options, use our opacity levels as a general guideline. We find that it’s best to simply communicate your overall needs to your sales representative, and allow the experts at Level to recommend the appropriate opacity levels.