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Cloaking Film renders wall-mounted and other large LED displays in conference rooms, huddle rooms, and other glass fronted rooms opaque when viewed from outside the room. Most large, wall-mounted displays can be cloaked with the exception of 3D displays, Microsoft Surface Hubs, Barcovideo walls, OLED displays, plasma screens, and projection video.

Casper Cloaking Technology from Designtex on Vimeo.

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Privacy Level 1 - Least Private
Most Visibility, offers the least privacy

Privacy Level 2 - Semi-Private
Partial Visibility, offers semi privacy

Privacy Level 3 - More Private
Little Visibility, offers partial privacy

Privacy Level 4 - Most Private
Least Visibility, offers most privacy

Note: These privacy levels are intended as a general guide, and are based on an object being 18 inches behind the film. Viewing conditions will vary. Please request samples to determine if the film and privacy level are suitable for your application.

Privacy Guide

Image of our privacy levels

Privacy Level 1 - Least Private
Most Visibility, offers the least privacy

Privacy Level 2 - Semi-Private
Partial Visibility, offers semi privacy

Privacy Level 3 - More Private
Little Visibility, offers partial privacy

Privacy Level 4 - Most Private
Least Visibility, offers most privacy

Note: These privacy levels are intended as a general guide, and are based on an object being 18 inches behind the film. Viewing conditions will vary. Please request samples to determine if the film and privacy level are suitable for your application.

Casper® Cloaking Technology Film
Install Guidelines. Jan 12, 2018

Cloaking Technology Film renders wall-mounted and other large LED displays in conference rooms, huddle rooms, and other glass fronted rooms opaque when viewed from outside the room. Most large, wall-mounted displays can be cloaked, with the exception of 3D displays, Microsoft Surface Hubs, Barco video walls, OLED displays, plasma screens, direct-view LED video walls, and projection video.

READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT PRIOR TO BEGINNING ANY INSTALL!

Installation Guidelines

Casper Cloaking film is installed in a similar way to window films, however it does have some differences.

1. CORRECT ORIENTATION IS ESSENTIAL. Casper Cloaking must be installed in a vertical orientation for LED displays 40” or larger due to its unique cloaking technology. EXCEPTION: In some cases a horizontal install can cloak smaller monitors or computer monitors. Check orientation before estimating and installing. An orientation validation card is available.

2. For vertical installations, the length edge of the film must be installed exactly parallel to the vertical window frame using the vertical window frame as a guide. It is best if the monitor is turned ON to verify film orientation.

3. Casper Cloaking film must be installed on the side of the glass closest to the display monitor.

4. Clean the glass surface thoroughly and spray with mounting solution. Ensure glass is sufficiently wet.

5. Cut the Casper Cloaking film to the desired size on a hard surface, such as glass. Cutting with a film handler may result in jagged edges. Oversize the film (allow excess) and make final trims once installed. Use a new, sharp, blade point for every cut.

6. Remove the adhesive side release liner and spray the film with the mounting solution. Place on the wet glass and position the film. Re-wet the surface of the film with just enough solution so the squeegee will slide on the film.

7. SQUEEGEE METHOD: A one time, HARD PRESSURE pass with the squeegee to fix the film onto the glass. This must be a systematic squeegee pattern, overlapping 50% over the previous squeegee line. Position the squeegee at a 45-degree angle, pushing the mounting solution away from the area just squeegeed and remove all of the mounting solution. DO NOT SQUEEGEE AGAIN except for bumping out the edges with a moisture-absorbing soft towel. A”BLUE MAX” squeegee or similar is recommended.
Finish trimming all edges of the film with a 1/16” from the edge of the frame to enable any mounting solution removal from the edges.

8. Bump out all edges with a paper towel covering the squeegee to completely remove any remaining water. Make sure all the edges are clean and dry so that there is no remaining mounting solution.
Because this film is unlike typical window films, some “fingering” may appear shortly after installation.
Should this occur, press out the “finger” with a single push of a hard squeegee, with soft paper towel covering the blade. Push the squeegee toward the edge of the film until all moisture is removed from the edge. Make sure that there are no tiny particles under the film along every edge as this can create a weak spot and increase chances of additional “fingering.”
Continue to monitor the installed film for any signs of curling or “fingering” and press these
out as instructed.

9. MOUNTING SOLUTION: Install Casper Cloaking film with clean water and Joy/Ajax or similar liquid
dish soap as a mounting solution. A one second squeeze for a 32oz spray bottle filled with clean water. NOTE: Film-On, Rapid Tack and other enhancers are not recommended.

10. TRIMMING It is important to trim all edges using a metal trim guide and a new blade point for every cut. This will help reduce any roughly trimmed edges or rough hand cuts. This film
is difficult to hand trim no matter how good a trimmer you may be! Use a trimming guide!

11. SEAMS: A 1/16” parallel gap is recommended when seaming films.


Precautions:
1. Test a small sample of the film prior to installation (recommend at the time of quoting/estimating) to make sure the film is appropriate and works for the particular monitor that is needing cloaking.
2. Be careful not to bend at sharp angles or kink the film when handling or installing. Be especially careful when trimming in corners.
3. Smudges can appear in the adhesive if the film is hard squeegeed after the adhesive has begun to set up. If this does occur, the film can be carefully peeled back off the glass, resprayed and re-squeegeed.

Please Note:

  • This film no longer has the surface release liner which previously had to be removed!
  • MONITOR FILM AFTER INSTALLATION. Continue to monitor the installed film for any signs of curling or fingering and press these out. This means that the installation may take a bit longer than a normal window film installation.
  • California roll type installation is not recommended.
  • It is recommended that the film be cut oversized and then trimmed to size after fitting to the glass. Thereafter make the final trim cuts and edge bumping.
  • Do not use rubber window cleaning squeegees or graphic vinyl install card squeegees! eg.3M gold card
MOST IMPORTANT: Typically window film installers wet the glass to hold the film on the glass in order to remover the release liner, spray the adhesive and flip the film. THIS METHOD IS NOT RECOMMENDED as Casper Cloaking film immediately begins to absorb moisture. We suggest either a two man method where one person holds the film while the other removers the liner and sprays the adhesive, or, the film can be laid on a clean flat dry surface and the liner can then be removed while spraying the adhesive surface. All stages of the install should be done in a way to keep either side of the film from being wet for a minimal amount of time. “Curling off the glass is typically caused by Casper absorbing moisture”