10 Window And Wall Vinyl Facts That Can Help You Bring In More Customers

There are different ways to make your business stand out. From outdoor and indoor signs to window and wall vinyls and everything in between. Although many businesses tend to go for signage such as banners and Dibond signs, another cool way to make your shop stand out is to use cut out vinyls, printed vinyls or even etched vinyls. Our team at Dock Street Signs has put together a list of 10 window and wall vinyl facts to help business owners understand more on how using vinyls can help with their marketing strategy.

  1. Vinyl is a plastic film with a self-adhesive backing and it comes in different colours and finishes such as gloss, transparent, matt, metallic and more. It can be used inside or outside and on any surface including walls, windows, cupboards, shop fronts etc.
  2. Vinyl normally lasts between 3 and 5 years depending on conditions. Their life span depends on if they’re used inside or outside, as well as extreme heat or cold or other weather conditions.
  3. Vinyl is cost effective and they can be bought in bulk or individually. Vinyl tends to also be cheaper than any other type of signage
  4. They can be customised by colour, design and size to fit any requirements.
  5. Using vinyl is a quick solution to your marketing strategy. Normal signage can take up to a few weeks to be produced, unlike vinyl, which can be ready in a couple of days.
  6. Window and wall vinyls are versatile which means they can be used for a variety of businesses from book shops and retail to coffee shops and more.
  7. They offer great visibility and that makes them very effective as part of a marketing strategy. Placement is key so make sure the vinyls are big enough and in easy to see spots.
  8. You can customise them with your business’s logo design to reinforce the branding and grab the attention of possible new customers.
  9. Vinyl design should be bold, concise and simple, as most people only spend a few seconds reading a sign.
  10. There are plenty of options to choose from. Cut out vinyls are good for logos in shop windows, opening times and more; printed vinyls can be used on walls, windows and any smooth surfaces; whilst etched vinyls let light in whilst maintaining a bit of privacy.


If your business needs a revamp or just a bit of help in the marketing department, don’t hesitate to order some vinyl banners. They can save you money, they last a long time and they’re easily moulded to your brands needs.

Internal Office Signage

We recently worked with Rewards Gateway on brand new internal signage in their Birmingham Office. The guys had a clear idea of how they wanted their branding and company message communicated across the office and asked Dock Street Signs to manufacture and install the signage. We used a mixture of printed vinyl which was matt laminated, cut vinyl and etched vinyl. See our gallery below –

As you can see from the photos, printed vinyl on a full wall can have a great visual impact, it’s eye-catching and emphasises the brand values to everyone who walks past. We provide our wall vinyl with a Matt Lamination as standard – this helps protect it from scratches and marks from passing traffic.

Rewards Gateway also chose etched vinyl for their meeting rooms and entrance. Also known as frosted vinyl, it’s a great option for naming rooms, decoration and for safety. Because it still lets light through, etched vinyl is also great for full window coverage to provide privacy where needed.

Finally, we used cut vinyl to produce an inspirational quote on one of the walls in the office, this is a great option where you don’t want full wall coverage or have a painted wall.

If you would like to find out more about internal office signage, visit our product page – Etched Vinyl, Cut Vinyl, Printed Vinyl or get in touch – 0113 3226442 or info@dockstreetsigns.co.uk

Etched Vinyl

Window Vinyl

Creating Privacy in glass offices with etched vinyl.

Cut vinyl is a popular option to display many different types of things some of these include displaying opening times, job vacancies and branding. It is becoming more and more common for workplaces to have glass offices, which although look modern, can often mean there’s a problem with privacy. There is of course, the option to use frosted glass, but this is not always cost affective and requires a lot of time to produce and install.

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Deciding what signage to display, as a shop or café owner in the busy centre of Leeds, is as vital to business success today, as it has ever been.

With the onset of social media and review sites, customers can know exactly where they are heading before they even set foot in Leeds centre – even if they are travelling from Sheffield or Manchester. But there are plenty of potential customers who still make impromptu visitsAccording to market research, in February 2015 only 11% of internet consumers used social media to ask friends and family their opinions on which food or drink venue to frequent. And only 13% followed a food/drink venue on social media.*

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Keeping your marketing and branding relevant and eye catching is really important if you’re trying to encourage potential costumers to recognise and buy into your brand. Printed Foamex display boards are one of the cost effective options you have to choose from.