So you want to get your windows tinted? Maybe you want it done to improve the looks of your vehicle. It could be you are doing it for the heat rejection benefits. It might even be that you want to lower your exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays that can cause skin cancer and vehicle interior damage. All of these thoughts are great reasons to get your vehicle tinted. But you do want the best job possible, don’t you? This is where a window tint plotter comes in.
What, exactly, is a window tint plotter, and why should I care about it? A plotter is a very sophisticated and expensive machine that is controlled by a computer. It is used to make precise cuts in window film. The benefits to the customer are significant:
1. Protects Your Vehicle – Your vehicle is no longer used as a cutting board. When a person “hand cuts” window film they are using a very sharp razor blade on your glass and around your window seals to cut the film as close as possible to the edge of the glass. I don’t know about you, but that idea does not sound very appealing to me.
2. Perfect Cuts Every Time – The plotter cuts are perfect. No jagged edges or wavy cut lines.
3. Demonstrates Commitment To Excellence – It tells you that the shop doing your work was willing to make a several thousand dollar investment in order to give you the highest quality work possible. I think that says a lot about the integrity and customer focus of that shop.
Some shops even own plotters but only use them occasionally. This makes even less sense than not owning one. You see, some tinters prefer to “hand cut” film as that is how they were taught initially. And in some shops they give the tinter free reign to use or not use the plotter. I think that shows a lack of customer focus. If you own something that can allow you to do a safer, more accurate job, why would you ever risk it?
Here at WSS Westminster Speed & Sound we use a Roland plotter, known industry wide to be the best, most accurate plotter available. We also bought the best software on the market for window film patterns. We made this conscious decision because we feel that the reputation that we have spent over 45 years building was not worth saving a few dollars. Feel free to call us, email us, or even better, stop by our store. We will show you the equipment and how it works.