Everything you want to know about vinyl

November 24th, 2015


Vinyl is full of creative potential, cost effective and easy to install.



At Glyphics we know a lot about vinyl.  We’ve been using it for over 15 years, so we’ve become experts.  We have advised a lot of customers and we’ve come to  realise that there’s a lot of unknowns about vinyl. We are often asked:

How long does it last?

How do you look after it?

How do you install it?

So to make it easy for our customers, we’ve created a list of Frequently Asked Questions that we posted on our website.  So head for our Vinyl FAQ page for answers to all the questions above and more.

If you’re thinking of using vinyl for signage, promotion or to add design to your wall or windows, come and visit our website, we’ve got a lot more info on vinyl and plenty of pictures of past work we’ve done using vinyl graphics and lettering on wall., windows, floors and ceilings.

We use all types of vinyl for a vast array of projects and we stock a lot of them. So come over and take a look, we’re based in Shoreditch. Our in-house designers can help you with ideas and our team of vinyl specialists can provide the advice you need.


What’s the best type of vinyl for your vinyl graphic project?

October 20th, 2015


We love vinyl!

Colour effect vinyl window


It’s colourful, affordable and easy to use. There’re lots of them to choose from so there’s always one that will suit exactly what you want to achieve. Brilliant!

But sometimes, we find that our customers are overwhelmed by the sheer variety of vinyl types. They wonder which one is best for exterior use? And if they use it indoors, they often ask which would be best suited for windows, walls, floors?

So to help you better understand which vinyl is best for what, Glyphics has created a quick guide that describes the 10 most popular types of vinyl films and explains what they are best suited for and their benefits.

And if you were wondering what these most popular types of vinyl are, here is the list:


  • Gloss vinyl
  • Matt vinyl
  • Frosted vinyl
  • Translucent vinyl
  • Transparent vinyl
  • Metallic vinyl
  • Reflective vinyl
  • Photo luminescent vinyl
  • Blackboard vinyl
  • Stencil vinyl


The guide is an ideal way to quickly check what your options are so you can get on to choose the best vinyl for your project. So take a look, and if you need further advice, we’re here to help.

We’re based in Shoreditch near Old Street tube station and we stock a lot of vinyl in a great array of colours and style. So come over to visit us or call us on 020 7739  7818.

5 Questions to ask before installing window vinyl

October 20th, 2015

Promotional window vinyl


So you’re thinking of brightening up your windows with colourful vinyl graphic? Need to promote your latest offer? Or simply getting ready for that all important Christmas window?

Great! Vinyl is the best way to quickly and affordably make your business stand out.

Now before you start, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself to make sure you’ll get the best out of your window graphics:

1. Should I have graphics on the outside or the inside of the glass?
2. What is the best colour for my vinyl lettering?
3. Should I use a matt or gloss vinyl film?
4. When should I consider using transparent or translucent vinyl?
5. I have some existing vinyl graphics already in place on my window, what do I need to do?

Want to know the answers to these questions? Check the Glyphics site.  We’ve created a dedicated page to help our customers with their window graphics.

At Glyphics we’ve been designing and producing vinyl graphics for windows for more than 15 years, so if you need ideas, hints and tips or just want to check our work, head for our window vinyl page.

New on the streets of London

January 26th, 2015



Emblazoned in colourful vinyl, the new Glyphics van is now in operation on the streets of London.

Wayfinding could be fun!

December 2nd, 2014


Could signage be interesting and even pleasurable when trying to find your way? This is the question posed by student, Ling-Wen Yen when putting together a set of 7 sign installations from Old Street tube station to Glyphics in Leonard Street. Ling wants to add fun when directing people and has created signs in 3D and 2D for her Master’s project at the London College of Communication. All her directional signs lead to Glyphics and Glyphics have given Ling their window to display her final piece. Using cut white vinyl on the glazing and a hanging inkjet mesh print inside, Ling welcomes the visitor with a ‘Hi’ message and the question ‘What type are you’. Glyphics were instrumental in helping Ling create the signs and indirectly putting a smile on the face of the intrepid explorer!

To view Ling’s signs follow this link

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Glyphics install all NCA signage

October 7th, 2013

Glyphics Ltd install all NCA signage in London and UK sites overnight ready for their launch Monday 7th October 2013. Using several teams across London and a team in Warrington, Glyphics installed totems, metal signs, vinyls, directional signs and facilities signs for all NCA premises.

See the BBC news item >


A great selection of antique letters

April 9th, 2013

Gathered from around the world, the Glyphics Shop has an extensive range of individual vintage letters that can be used to make up a bespoke word or saying.

Visit the shop through Monday to Friday to browse through our letters and numbers or call Brian on 020 7739 7818 for more information.

Word art

April 9th, 2013

Here are a few examples of Word Art that we have arranged at the Glyphics Shop.


Be creative and make up your own word or message from our great selection of letters. We’re here to help. The result? You have a piece of art for your home, office, shop front or restaurant that’s as unique as you are.

Glyphics Shop Website Launched

April 9th, 2013

Our new website for the Glyphics Shop is now up and running.

Glyphics Shop

The Glyphics Shop is full of vintage letters and numbers that can be bought. Perhaps you have a wall you want to decorate or a shop in need of an artistic touch. Come along to the Glyphics Shop and pick up a piece of treasure!

Glyphics Shop – Now Open!

April 9th, 2013

Vintage Letters are now for sale at the Glyphics Shop, 75 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS.

Call in to see and buy vintage, recycled and new sign letters from all over. Everything from letters from traditional British pubs and Norwegian fishing boats to French shops and American cinemas. It’s a real lettering treasure trove.

Visit our website to view a few samples www.glyphics-shop.co.uk

We are open 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.