If you’ve read our school branding blog about all the benefits of window decals, you’re probably set on getting a few for your facility. We commend you! They’re a great way to make an otherwise forgettable piece of architecture into something extraordinary.

But just like anything that has to do with school branding, getting your design right is critical if you want to get the most out of your window decals. Luckily, SportsGraphics is here to help. Below, you’ll find a few pointers on how to get your window perfs perfect.

Stick to the Style Guide

It’s an obvious piece of advice to some, but it’s such a critical one that it bears repeating. As with anything in your school branding approach, stick to the style guide! It ensures a sense of cosmetic consistency—and consistency is one of the biggest parts of building a brand. as Forbes puts it, “Branding is the key to differentiating yourself from the competition, but if you don’t build your brand promise around reality or consistently live up to it, your branding efforts are pointless.”

Don’t even know what a style guide is, let alone how to stick to it? No worries! Our school branding pros have got you covered on our blog.

Mind Your Sizing

Of course, your perforated window decals should fit on your windows; it’s obvious that you don’t want to order something unusable! However, a set of perforated window graphics can still be the wrong size for the windows they’re intended for, even if they do technically fit—and it all has to do with the surrounding architecture.

Graphics that demand too much attention can make your building feel small and cramped, while those that are too small operate as mere visual distractions instead of a part of your decor. Getting your size right is all about creating visual balance.

Don’t Try to Cram Too Much Information in

This is true from a literal standpoint—school attendees don’t often stop to read miles and miles of text if it’s stuck to a window! But it’s also true from a visual standpoint, too. Your window decals need to be eye-catching and fun-to-look-at, but they can’t have so much going on that they become confusing. Keep it smart, simple, and snappy, and you’ll be golden.

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Our team would be happy to help you nail down your window perf design. Reach our Clarion office today at 1-800-257-6405 to learn more about your school branding opportunities with us.