What Does Static Side Mean?

by | Dec 5, 2022 | Signs

Static cling decals are the latest innovation to help businesses advertise on their storefront and truck windows without damaging the glass. The nice thing about static cling decals is that they’re reusable. You can apply and remove them if they aren’t straight or if you want to move them from one location to another.

Understanding the static side is key so your decal sticks to the surface.

How Static Cling Decals Work

Static cling decals have a vinyl-based film that sticks to many surfaces, including

glass, metal, and plastic. You can remove the decal, and it won’t leave any residue. 

The decal bonds to the surface using molecular bonding. When you bring the vinyl close to another smooth surface and close the space between them, you remove the air and create a vacuum that adheres the decal to the surface.

The vacuum keeps the decals from moving, and the air pressure in the room keeps them in place. It’s like having invisible suction cups holding the vinyl in place. 

Using Static Cling Decals

You can use static cling decals on almost any surface. The key is to place them smoothly onto the inside of the window or glass. For example, if you want to advertise on your truck window, you’d apply the static cling facing out, so the front of the decal suctions to the window.

There are two categories of static cling – face cling and back cling. 

For advertising on windows facing the street or car windows, face cling is your best bet. The design is reverse printed, and the adhesive/static side is applied to the front, or ‘face’ of the graphic. Back cling, on the other hand, is best suited for surfaces that aren’t see-through, like mirrors or doors. The adhesive/static side is applied to the back of the cling.

Final Thoughts

Static cling decals are safe on most surfaces and won’t leave any residue. They are a great way to advertise special deals or bring more attention to your business by advertising on your truck or other vehicles.

Samantha Hawrylack

Samantha Hawrylack

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