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1. What material are Window Clings made of?
Clear Window Clings are made of 8mil thick clear glossy material with a paper backer that will be peeled off prior to application. They are suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Ideal for POP signage on glass or other very smooth, clean surfaces. Excessive heat or cold will not allow the product to cling to the surface.
2. How do I set up and create a Clear Window Cling with white ink?
With Clear Window Clings, you have the option to use white ink as an overprint so your printed graphic can be opaque in some areas and transparent in others. This will allow for vibrant, crisp color. Similar to Spot UV masks, White Mask files are separate from your artwork files and black color indicates where the white ink will print. Make sure to create your mask file the same size as your color art file. This will prevent alignment issues during printing. Note: White Masks must be made in vector format and be saved as EPS or PDF and use 100% K. Use vector paths/shapes to create black color areas that will indicate where the white ink base will go. The rest of the area will represent the Clear Window Cling stock. Black in the White Mask file indicates where white ink will be printed. Remember the following when creating a white mask for your white ink base: - White ink base will be printed behind any color that’s in your Artwork Layer. - Areas with color but without a White Mask will be printed with color directly on the material. These areas will have somewhat transparent color due to the Clear substrate. - Areas with color and a White Mask will be printed as opaque or solid color. - Areas with a White Mask and no color will be printed as white. - The black for the White Mask file must be 0% C 0% M 0% Y 100% K or it will not be recognized by preflight. If your Clear Window Cling is intended to be viewed from the outside of a window, then the artwork should be reversed prior to submission. See images below. wiyyffdgffddsed
3. Are Window Clings reusable?
As long as the cling remains clean it can be reused several times. We recommend that you keep the backing to protect the cling if you plan to reuse it.
4. How do I install a Window Cling?
Start with by thoroughly cleaning and drying the window or application surface. Use a spray bottle filled with soapy water to spray to completely cover the application area. We recommend 1% soap and 99% water. Carefully peel away the backing and avoid letting the cling fold over on itself. Place the side that had the backing against the surface and apply the cling to the window. Use a squeegee or credit card to squeeze out excess water pressing from the center outwards. You can spray more soapy water on the back of the graphic to lubricate the surface as you are eliminating air bubbles.
1. How do I set up a Wall Graphics order?
 Recommended guidelines for 8mil Wall Graphics file resolution and DPI are available in our "Resolution & Scale Charts". For specifics on bleed and safety zones, see below:
You must submit two separate files for Wall Graphics. One regular artwork file, and one cut mask file. The cut mask is used to cut your Wall Graphic order into whatever shape you like. The cut file must be an all vector, PDF file that must be uploaded at the same time you upload the artwork file.
 We can not accept any cut mask files that are made using a raster based program (e.g. Photoshop). Here are some rules you must follow when creating your artwork and cut file:
  • Make sure your artwork has a 1" bleed on all sides and .5" safety margin for the kiss cut. Keep everything you do not want cut inside of the .5" kiss cut safety margin.
  • Your document or canvas size must be 2" away from all kiss cut lines. 1.5" for the kiss cut safety margin and bleed and .5" additional. This outside dimension is the size product you should order.
  • In your cut mask, your mask line must be a vector path / line that has a 1pt black stroke, and you should keep your fill set as empty.
  • Tolerance for the perimeter cut line is .5"
  • Do not use small/thin kiss cut areas, or have perimeter cut lines that are too close together. At least .5" must separate your perimeter cut lines from each other, Grand4Mat will not reprint any order with perimeter cut lines that are too close to one another.
  • Your kiss cut line should be smooth. If your kiss cut line is ragged, has imperfections or bumps, this will show up in the final piece. All kiss cut mask shapes must be fully closed paths, no disconnected lines or open paths will cut. If you have too many sharp angled curves or edges, they may cause unwanted tears in the material. Grand4mat will not reprint any order attributed to improper file setup or layout.
  • If you are tracing an image to create your cut mask, be sure to delete your image from your cut mask file before saving and submitting it through our website. Also, make sure there are no cut lines included in your print-ready artwork file as they will be printed.
  • The blade will follow the cut mask line you’ve created. It is recommended that you keep your perimeter cut line slightly inside the border of the image you are trying to cut out. This will avoid any obvious edges from your background to show once it is cut.
Here is an example of how to trace an image. The RED color of the cut line is for demonstration only. Your cut line should be a black 1 point stroke. Here is the image we are going to trace. We will trace around the design, making sure to leave enough room between perimeter cut lines.
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 When creating your perimeter cut line, make sure it is not at the very edge, but slightly inside of the image you want to cut out. This way the background does not show up after the cut.
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 Here, you can see the kiss cut line overlay on top of the image that is going to be cut out. Always make sure your kiss cut line is smooth and does not have sharp angled curves or edges.
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 Here is what the Wall Graphic order will look like after printing and cutting.
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Adhesive vinyls require two (2) files to be uploaded. The first file is the artwork file and the second file is the cut mask file. Cut mask files need to be in vector format, we can not accept any cut mask files that are made using a raster based program (e.g. Photoshop).
Artwork: Make artwork to the size ordered for e.g. 10 feet x 4 feet (maximum size possible).
Cut Mask File: The cut file should only include the vector paths that the cutter will read. No images or extra text should be on the cut file. Cut file should be set up at the exact size ordered.
Cut lines should be set at a 1pt stroke.
Keep cut lines at least 2 inches away from the edge of the art board and at least 0.5 inches away from other cut lines. Not following this guideline can result with the sheet not cutting properly.
Start with by thoroughly cleaning and drying the window or application surface. Use a spray bottle filled with soapy water to spray to completely cover the application area. We recommend 1% soap and 99% water. Carefully peel away the backing and avoid letting the cling fold over on itself. Place the side that had the backing against the surface and apply the cling to the window. Use a squeegee or credit card to squeeze out excess water pressing from the center outwards. You can spray more soapy water on the back of the graphic to lubricate the surface as you are eliminating air bubbles.
As long as the cling remains clean it can be reused several times. We recommend that you keep the backing to protect the cling if you plan to reuse it.
With Clear Window Clings, you have the option to use white ink as an overprint so your printed graphic can be opaque in some areas and transparent in others. This will allow for vibrant, crisp color.
 Similar to Spot UV masks, White Mask files are separate from your artwork files and black color indicates where the white ink will print.
 Make sure to create your mask file the same size as your color art file. This will prevent alignment issues during printing.
Note: White Masks must be made in vector format and be saved as EPS or PDF and use 100% K. Use vector paths/shapes to create black color areas that will indicate where the white ink base will go. The rest of the area will represent the Clear Window Cling stock.
Black in the White Mask file indicates where white ink will be printed. Remember the following when creating a white mask for your white ink base: - White ink base will be printed behind any color that’s in your Artwork Layer. - Areas with color but without a White Mask will be printed with color directly on the material. These areas will have somewhat transparent color due to the Clear substrate. - Areas with color and a White Mask will be printed as opaque or solid color. - Areas with a White Mask and no color will be printed as white. - The black for the White Mask file must be 0% C 0% M 0% Y 100% K or it will not be recognized by preflight. If your Clear Window Cling is intended to be viewed from the outside of a window, then the artwork should be reversed prior to submission. See images below.
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Clear Window Clings are made of 8mil thick clear glossy material with a paper backer that will be peeled off prior to application. They are suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Ideal for POP signage on glass or other very smooth, clean surfaces. Excessive heat or cold will not allow the product to cling to the surface.
We offer 3 types of foil: Silver, Gold and Copper. We can only use one type of foil per order so for example you can not order a Foil Worx job with Gold foil on the front and Silver foil on the back.
 Foil job files are set up just like our Spot UV job files. You must provide a separate Foil mask file: black in the areas you want the foil and white in the areas you do not want the foil. All black areas should be solid 100% K with no other added colors. If you order a Foil Worx job with Spot UV, you'll need to provide separate mask files for the Foil (foil mask) and UV (spot uv mask), in which case you may be required to provide up to 6 files.
 Please keep in mind, however, that the Foil and UV coating can't overlap, both should be at least 1/16" apart to avoid foil peeling off. Also, avoid using small / fine text or lines for foil objects. For best results, please make sure that foil coverage is less than 50% of the entire print side.
 Also, be aware that there may be up to a 1/16" shift on the placement of the foil. Keep this in mind if you are trying to align foil with other printed artwork on the card.
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 For better quality we recommend creating mask files in vector based programs such as Illustrator or CorelDRAW.
dhggad Wrap Around Cover Wrap around cover option is for having forms bound into books with wrap around manila covers, perforated at one side or top; the stub is counted as part of the form size. For example and 8.5 x 11 form would have 1/2" as the stub leaving the tear out of the form as 8.5 x 10.5 or 8.0 x 11 depending on which side the form was bound. 4 and 5 Part - bound in books of 25 per set. 2 and 3 Part - bound in books of 50 per set.