Graffiti Shield was founded in early 2013 however has decades of experience manufacturing and installing protective films leading up to the launch of a very seasoned company from day one. It has been recognized that the graffiti control market has been only partially serviced and supported by individual facets or companies for different areas of concern.
We saw a need from clients for a holistic graffiti control/abatement for all of their needs. Thus Graffiti Shield was born.
Clear Sacrificial Glass Film
Our initial launch was the installation of a clear sacrificial film on glass to prevent vandalism to penetrate through to the glass. This film was welcomed with open arms from owners of retail stores and private companies that needed the protection from vandals etching their graffiti on windows with abrasive materials. With the clear undetectable sacrificial film if vandalized, you could easily remove the damaged film, and replace to achieve a new window without the costly glass replacement. Think of it as a giant, clear, thick Post It Note on your glass. As soon as it is vandalized, we simply remove it and replace it. Your glass remains untouched.
As our marketing grew we kept encountering a common objection. We would like to put your protective film on, but our glass is already vandalized. So after hundreds/thousands of hours of research and training, we have perfected scratch removal on glass without the need of costly replacement.
Now that we were in control of repairing and protecting the glass surfaces, our next observation was the large amount of Stainless Steel that was vandalized. Stainless Steel is the material of choice in most elevators, escalators and public environments. As resilient as this metal is to oxidation and rusting, it is very easy to scratch and or vandalize. Insult to injury, it is almost impossible to resurface back to a new like condition since the original finish is applied in a factory by large machinery. So Graffiti Shield created the only patent pending product to solve this problem. We manufacture a 6-mil thick protective film/skin that replicates the appearance of Stainless Steel. This product can be installed over existing Stainless Steel that has been vandalized to cover up and protect the metal surface. We have also engineered it with a custom adhesive that can be removed if vandalized in the future. Once again, think of it as a giant, Stainless Steel Appearance, thick Post It Note.
Now that we have the manufacturing capabilities, we have opened the doors to countless custom applications.
One example of this is the first Solar Control Anti-Graffiti film in the world. This product is undergoing testing on a mass transit system for its ability to abate graffiti while reducing the solar heat load that is impacting the cooling system of the trains. Essentially it is a product that offers multiple benefits with a single application.
We also have an elaborate Computer-Aided Design system that drives our digital plotters and CNC. What this means to you? If we service your glass, Stainless Steel, or any other protected filmed surface, we use the aid of computers and plotters to precut your material to the tightest of tolerances. Taking it a step further each pattern we cut has a small inconspicuous part number engraved in the lower corner. So if you fall victim of vandalism, all you would need to do is call or log on to our secured website and relay the part number of the piece(s) needing to be replaced and we take it from there. We can cut, ship and or install the new film(s) in a fraction of the time vs. sending out a sales representative out and start the traditional process.
As you can see, this is just a quick glimpse of what happens when the right people collaborate on an issue that has never been addressed from every angle.