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Etched glass is beautiful and functional, but it's also delicate. Crafted by experienced glass craftsman, etched glass vinyl is a high-quality alternative that many DIY enthusiasts prefer to the real product. You can also do a lot more with graphics using decorative vinyl film.
Etched glass vinyl film looks and feels like genuine etched glass and has its own unique features that make it superior in certain ways. Many different kinds of etched glass decorative films exist and you can find this type of vinyl in many different colors, sizes and finishes.
Two quality vinyl brands that make etched glass film are ORACAL® and 3M™. Like the other kinds of vinyl, you have many sizes, styles and colors to choose from. You can buy this type of vinyl in the following forms:
How is etched glass different from other types of vinyl? Most buyers want to frost out a window or block out a glass surface with images, although you can certainly use glass film vinyl on other smooth surfaces. Below are common reasons for cover applications with etched glass films:
Etched glass vinyl is a valuable decoration for both personal and commercial use. Below are some of the most common uses:
Vinyl for use as a glass covering is a great choice because it allows you to create a high-end look while sticking to your budget. Etched calendered film is a good alternative to genuine etched glass because it:
This type of vinyl allows some light to pass through the glass. It softens the outside light enough to make it tolerable to the naked eye, even in a sunny location. The vinyl diffuses sunlight so that it lessens the overall intensity, eliminating glare and deep shadows, which helps block out sunlight in west or east-facing windows.
Etched glass makes a house look classy and can improve the overall aesthetic of your office. It's such a simple way to enhance a space. While the effect is highly noticeable, it's also an understated feature that adds just enough to create an impeccable atmosphere.
A translucent window surface with etched glass vinyl allows some light to pass through, but it's opaque enough to obscure the details. You can only see shapes and general outlines of people and objects through an etched glass window, whereas a transparent window cannot provide privacy.
Etched glass vinyl is a popular choice for conference rooms and other office settings for these reasons. The element of privacy it provides makes employees feel comfortable and also limits wandering eyes to outdoor distractions.
Vinyl is highly customizable and with the proper tools, you can shape it however you want. You can cut edges and curves into the vinyl so it will fit perfectly over your glass. With the help of a plotter cutter, you can add words or logos to highlight your brand or create a unique design.
Etched vinyl prevents people from seeing outside the glass, which might be desirable for hiding an unappealing outdoor view. If the space outside of the window is less manicured than you would prefer for a classy location, coating the windows with vinyl is one way to avoid it.
Compared with frosted glass or other solutions, etched glass vinyl is the option that saves the most money to buy and install. You can also install it yourself to avoid service charges.
Furthermore, vinyl offers a temporary application that is also durable and fully replaceable. You can switch out the vinyl film yourself with updated graphics or wait years down the line to update it.
The flexibility and cost-savings etched glass vinyl provides make it the perfect choice for almost any project. If you're looking for etched glass vinyl that looks like real frosted glass, we stock many quality varieties. Contact us to learn more about our products, or order online today.