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Step 1: Helpful Definitions


All of our ink styles can be used in combination within a single design, or choose a specific style and take advantage of limitless flexibility in design.

White and/or Black inks only | Using one or both in a design can create numerous effects. You can manipulate the opacity of the inks to create bold silhouettes, highlights, or a touch of frost.
Color inks only | Choose a single strike (100%), a double strike (200%), or a reduced opacity to achieve your desired look.
Color + White + Color inks | This combination is used to create a rich, high definition full color design. The additional white and color layers of ink will add more opacity to the design. You do have the option of reducing the opacity of the white ink that is sandwiched between the two color layers if a more translucent effectis desired.

Spot Varnish to Color/Black/White inks | If the opacity is greatly reduced in a color or black ink, it will compromise the integrity of that color. Examples of this would be a black would look gray, a red becoming pink, or a purple turning to lavender. Our spot varnish allows you to make a color or black ink “lighter” without jeopardizing the look of the color. We have the ability of adding up to 90% varnish to create a transparent color, down to 50%creating a translucent color.


Opacity is percentage of ink density used in a design to create a particular effect. Ink densities range from 100% (full color/shade) down to 10% (light color/shade).

We recommend ordering our black and white opacity charts for a better understanding of what they look like and how they may affect your design. Order your opacity chart


We can print up to 70” wide, which virtually eliminates any unsightly seams. Coverage size, direction, placement, repetition density, color & opacity are all adjustable.


1st and 2nd surface relates to each side of the glass. The 1st surface is the “outside” of the glass and 2nd surface would be the “interior” side. On interior glass that typically means the hall/corridor side is surface 1 and the inside of an office/conference room is surface 2. Generally, the best practice is to install film on surface 2 when possible.

Dimensions and Measuring

All of the designs and printed window films are sized to your specifications. For most projects, providing the overall height and width of your glass will be sufficient to get started. We’ll collect required information as we work through the process.

Learn more about our products in step 2. We’ll explain options and provide product descriptions

Patterns • Gradients • Custom Designs
Customer Provided Artwork • Out of the box films