Windows can be creatively decorated using static cling designs for holidays and special occasions. Static cling vinyl is available as a speciality inkjet paper for personalised projects and designs. Typically, clear film is mounted on a paper backing for use on an inkjet printer. Static cling vinyl is delicate, yet durable for use on smooth, external surfaces, such as car windows.
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Things you need
- Inkjet static cling film
- Acrylic paint
- Brush or sponge
- Optional: scissors
Prepare your design and select the reverse or mirror image for printing, such as when printing an iron-on transfer.
Insert one sheet of static cling film into the manual feeder or in your paper tray, making sure the rough side is facing the side to be printed.
Print the mirror image of your design.
Allow the cling film to dry thoroughly.
Cut out the design, if desired.
Paint a layer of acrylic paint over the design and allow to dry thoroughly.
Carefully peel the backing from the film.
Apply the cling to a clean, lint-free window and gently smooth away any visible bubbles.
Tips and warnings
- Select "Photo" or "Best" for print quality, if the setting is available.
- Consider using white static cling if your design has a white background, and eliminate the step 6.
- Coat the printed side with clear, waterproof spray or a clear plastic adhesive sheet if it will be exposed to water (including steam or moisture).
- Avoid stretching the cling when peeling off the backing or during application.
- Make sure ink and paint are thoroughly dry to avoid transferring colour to the glass.
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