Contra Vision Window film or one-way vision window graphics
Known as Contra Vision®, or perforated window film, one-way vision graphics are applied to the outside of a window and are visible from the outside only. From inside, you see straight through the vinyl.
How does it work?
Contra Vision window film is perforated, so when printed only around 50% of the material has print on it. This does mean images are not as vibrant as they would be on an opaque white material. However, when viewed from the printed side (outside) during daylight we see the printed image, not through the window. From inside, the grey, non-reflective back means you see straight through the holes in the material. You have an unimpeded view of the outside world with just a hint of tinting.
Please note, at night, if the room interior is lit, the effect doesn’t work as well. When it’s darker outside than it is inside, viewers on the outside will be able to see into the room.
To laminate, or not to laminate
Because one-way vision material is heavily perforated, it can make it a little trickier than normal vinyl to install. To mitigate this, we offer it gloss laminated. This means we laminate a film of glossy clear vinyl across the whole print, effectively holding the perforations together without ruining the Contra Vision effect. The laminate can also help it to shed rain and condensation, which otherwise can pool in the perforations.
Where can I use one-way vision window film?
- Office window branding
- Where some privacy is required during the day
- As a promotional tool on glass for example in bus shelters or phone boxes
- The windows of vehicles, taxi or bus rear wind screens for example