Etched vinyl is becoming a very popular substitute for the traditional sandblasted or acid-etched glass sign etching processes. You can achieve the same results at a fraction of the cost by using vinyl. Etched glass vinyl is specifically created to convey the appearance of true etched glass.
It can be almost cost-prohibitive to attempt sandblasting on glass to etch them. And while when you are standing close-up to a glass sign with vinyl lettering and designs, you will be able to tell the difference between the vinyl and one that is truly etched, it still looks very nice, and is affordable, even on a tight budget. In fact, you may have previously refrained from allowing yourself to consider the cool, sleek look of glass signage due to the expense of having them sandblasted or etched.
Etched glass vinyl appears to be the real deal when stuck onto a glass panel or sign, and it’ll run about a quarter of the cost of sandblasting. And it’s quicker, too. You’ll be able to have your sign in one day, just by using the pre-spaced application tape, which will allow you to stick the entire piece on the glass at one time.
Possibly the most beneficial element of using etched vinyl instead of sandblasting is that you can easily correct errors or change information without having to pay for an entirely new sign. Other methods that really etch windows create permanent changes to your sign that can’t be undone. None can be returned to their original state. By using etched vinyl on all your glass, you can change the hours of operation, add details and generally add to or take away at the drop of a hat. These etched vinyl letters are designed so that they aren’t capable of being peeled off: they require a strong blast of heat, after which they will come off easily.