Floating Image Projected on Glass

A floating image on glass is when there appears to be an image suspended or floating on the glass with no wires or physical technology responsible for the video on glass. This is quite easy to accomplish actually (when you have the right technology of course) but needless to say this can be an awesome way to attract attention and interest form foot traffic in the area, in a mall and more. To achieve the appearance of a floating image you will need two pieces of technology –

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  1. Transparent or commonly known as holographic back projection film
  2. Digital Projector
  • Apply the transparent projection film to the inside of your glass window
  • Install a projector at the proper distance to properly fill the screen, etc.
  • Connect your computer, digital signage controller or media player
  • Watch the magic happen

How to project onto glass

Projecting on to glass is made possible by back projection film, this technology like any other has come a long way in the last 5 years or so and at one time was incredibly expensive and difficult to work with. As time has gone on we have increased the functionality, lifespan and diversity of back projection film. Now this projection window technology is available in 3 different colors each achieving different goals or desires. Back projection films apply right to glass surfaces with the built in adhesive and can be applied in a matter of a few minutes, once you have done this a couple of times it is like riding a bike (if you get what we are saying).

Video projected on glass is made possible with a projector from behind the screen; the projector displays the information sent to it from a computer, digital signage controller or similar device. Projecting video on glass is just one type of media possible, there are many different options available and media types you can display on the glass projection. Glass projection film is capable of receiving any type of digital imagery including video, images, websites, animation, computers, DVD, iPods and the list goes on and on and on.

Projection film for glass is available in 3 standard colors; each is designed with different uses and applications –

  • Dark back projection film is designed to add depth and color to your projected images, this film is also most likely to be used in higher brightness environments
  • White back projection film is designed to add brightness and pop to your projected images
  • Holographic back projection film is designed to have a transparent projection surface that allows for beautiful projected video on glass and the ability to see through the image. This projection film is also useful when there are times you would like to have visibility for portions of time and projection glass for other time periods or events.
  • Touch Screen on glass

If you are looking to install a touch screen on your storefront glass maybe or in your business or possibly even your home then you have come to the right place. Creating touch screen glass is believe it or not is a relatively simple process and once you have put your first touch screen on glass your nervousness will be gone and you can do the next time with ease and speed. Creating a glass touch screen requires a couple of pieces of technology –

  1. Touch Screen Film which will create the connection between the touch on the glass and the computer
  2. Back Projection Film or Flat Panel TV as a digital display
  3. Computers are typically the interface that will be making the magic happen between the touch screen on glass and the software, however there are other options should you choose to go a different direction

To turn standard glass into touch screen glass you will need to determine a couple of things first –Poject on Glass

  1. Which piece of glass will I put my touch screen film on?
  2. What large will my touch screen be and what glass will I need to accommodate it?
  3. What display technology will you use for the glass touch screen? Flat panel TV or Projection Film

For assistance with any of these questions or design assistance please contact Screen Solutions by calling 888-631-5880