November 8, 2011
Perforated window film allows a graphic to cover an entire window while still allowing the vehicle’s occupants to see out. This can be a great solution for rear and side windows. Used in conjunction with a full wrap, perforated window film allows the design to cover more of the vehicle’s surface. We exclusively use 3M window film and overlaminate.
Lamination is vital
Lamination on perforated window film does two very important things. First, it protects the image from UV fading. Without lamination, you can expect your graphic to last 2-3 years. Lamination will extend the life of your graphic significantly. We have examples of laminated window graphics lasting longer than 6 years with no evident fading. Second, and most important, lamination prevents water, dew, and mist from collecting in the holes. From a safety perspective, perforated window graphics without lamination is a safety hazard. Some local governments require lamination. At the time of this article neither Vanderburgh County nor Evansville have legislation requiring lamination on perforated window graphics, but we’re still gonna put it on.
Perforated graphics are not for every type of car. The back window on many cars, especially sports and high performance cars, is very sloped. This severe angle reduces the visibility when perforated film is used. Don’t worry, we’ll let you know about any visibility issues that your vehicle might have.
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