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Design Glass With Film

by Jack Carr


Glass means transparency, brightness, lightness, freshness and elegance. It can be used as communication media, it can be decorated, or even used for functional purposes such as separating public and private spaces.


Decorative window films are perfect for privacy and decorative applications on glass and windows. The ideal solution for glass surfaces in environments like; commercial buildings, residential, shops, restaurants, offices and hotels.


In this blog we will talk you through why you should consider adding decorative window films to your business offering.


Expand your offering

During the uncertain times of Covid-19 everything is so ‘up in the air’.


For many out there in the industry the opportunities to offer your usual business services may have dried up.


So. You need to think on your feet. You need to find other ways to earn a living. What else can you do? Redesigning glass with film could be a new venture for your business going forward.


And. It could be complimentary to what you already do as well!


Already refitting interiors? Well. It makes sense to have redesigning glass with film as an option too, right? It’s another string to your bow at the end of the day. The more you can offer your customer, the more you will stand out from the crowd. It really is a no brainer.


Let's not forget. These unfortunate times have presented the opportunity for sectors like hospitality to have those all-important refurbishments they haven’t had time to do. So, the opportunities are out there.


Make sure you’re the one making the most of them.


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So many options

It’s all well and good telling you to make that leap of faith and add decorative films to your business offering. But do we have the products to back it up here at William Smith?


We certainly do. And more.


The best of the best is available! Decorative windows films from top brands are stocked and ready for your use! Whatever the requirement of your customer. William Smith can match it.


You can provide your client with an alternative visual from different angles with 3M Dichroic and Vion Dichroic window film. The films are used to create shimmering, decorative colour shifting effects on glass. Available in cool and warm tones with or without adhesive. The perfect products to help modernise an internal environment. Turning any project into a work of art.


Decorative etch and frosted designs aren’t a problem either. With products like 3M Fasara and VION Décor, the design potential is truly unlimited. The only thing holding you back is your own imagination!


What about a non-pvc solution? We can tick this box too. Squid, the worlds first non-pvc textured window film is already a popular product with interior designers and architects, the innovative window solution has a 5-year durability, as well as helping to retain privacy and let in natural light. Its unique texture offers a realistic feel and minimalistic design.


And there’s so many more to boot! Products like; 3M DI-NOC Glass, Contra Vision Perforated & Contra Vision Privacy, 3M Clear View Graphic Film 8150, Avery Dennison SF100 Ultra Clear Series, Arlon DPF 5400 Series, Arlon DPF 5200 and VION Crystal 3500 Series all provide great options for glass design.


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Save windows. Save money

Preserve and save. Two buzz words today. For different reasons.


Sustainability is something which comes up time and time again. But it isn’t something which can be ignored. It’s here to stay.


In this context, the sustainability angle of using film is preserving your client’s windows. As mentioned in a recent blog, ripping anything out and sending anything to landfill these days just doesn’t feel right. And it’s no different with windows. Simply mentioning the ‘S’ word will have an impact on your client. Trust me.


Let’s not forget cost either. Saving money is always important. Everyone is always looking for cost-effective solutions. But never more so than now!


Ripping out windows and replacing them with etched glass for example just sounds expensive doesn’t it? Not only that. The ripping out and replacing experience is just time down the drain. Which also means I’m afraid, money down the drain too.


With film the cost is less, the time taken is less and the visual results are just as high. What more does your client want?


Refurb with film is the answer. It’s a simple message.


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If you have found this blog interesting and would like to find out more about our Decorative Window Film offering here at William Smith, simply download the following brochure: https://bit.ly/3m1PaI6.


Interested in a material quote on our Decorative Window Films? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at info@williamsmith.co.uk.


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