Computer Cut Window Tinting
As opposed to hand-cutting window film, Computer Cut Window Tinting requires the use of special software and a plotter. The installer will set up the plotter to cut the material for the exact make and model of the vehicle. Once the material has been computer-cut, the technician will install the material with the use of a squeegee and heat gun and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a perfect fit. Tint Magic use Suntek and LLumar window film made in USA and examples of computer cut window tinting.
Benefits of Computer-Cut Window Tinting:
- Save Time – Hand-cutting window film is a tedious and time-consuming process. While the plotter is cutting the film, you can be cleaning the windows.
- Consistency – With the use of a computer cut template, you can be sure that the window film will be an exact fit every time.
- Safety – Since there is no cutting happening on the glass, there is less risk of damaging the customer’s windows and window trim.
- Save Material – The software and plotter maximize the use of your window tint, meaning wasting less material and saving money.
The greatest amount of material savings is achieved when the templates are cut off the plotter. Computer Cut allows a window to be cut at the exact edge of a window. Hand cutting of the film does not allow for this so even when an installer is trying to minimize the amount of material used, there is always at least about 2″ of film waste per side of the window. This amounts to over 3 sq. ft. per vehicle. If an owner does not watch the way an employee/ installer cuts the film this waste can be considerable and possibly double the square footage per car. Other savings can be achieved from the use of tools. Since computer cut almost totally eliminates hand cutting, it drastically reduces the number of Olfa blades an installer uses.