FAQ





Got a question? We’re here to help. Below are some commonly asked questions about our various architectural products and solutions.

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Is Belbien like contact paper?


No. Belbien is far more sophisticated, durable, and versatile than contact paper. It can be installed on most non-porous surfaces, either flat or curved, inside or outside. (Please note that...

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How do you clean Belbien?


Belbien can be sanitized and disinfected with almost any common household detergent. Just make sure it’s non-abrasive. Please view the Belbien Technical Data Sheet for more information....

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Where is Belbien made?


Belbien has been manufactured in Japan since 1980. It has been used extensively in the United States for 30 years....

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Is Belbien durable?


Yes! Belbien is a thick (yet conformable) vinyl finish that can withstand the wear and tear associated with highly trafficked areas such as healthcare facilities, hotels, retail and convenience stores,...

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Do you stock all Belbien patterns?


We stock many patterns. If you need a pattern that we don’t have in stock, we will gladly order it for you. It only takes only a few days to...

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Is Belbien IMO Certified?


Yes! (Please view report here) That makes Belbien the ideal architectural solution for the cruise industry. Since Belbien is quick to install, installation can be performed during dry-dock or while...

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Who is certified to install Belbien?


It is important that a certified installer installs Belbien to ensure warranty coverage along with a headache-free experience. Please email us your contact information and project’s location for a list...

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How do I get samples of Belbien?


You can request samples by visiting our Samples page or by emailing us....

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Can Belbien be installed outside?


Yes! All Belbien EX patterns feature an outdoor weatherable coating, making Belbien a great solution for updating a building’s envelope (wall panels and single pane spandrel glass where thermal stress...

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Can Belbien be installed on compound curves?


Yes, but it depends on how compound. Think shallow bowl rather than basketball. Heat shrinking and adhesive promotors are required for Belbien to conform and stick to compound curves. It...

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Does Belbien look real?


It sure does. Belbien is made with sophisticated manufacturing equipment to give the finished product an authentic appearance that features lifelike colors, patterns, and textures....

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Is Belbien available in the custom design of my choosing?


Yes! Certain minimum quantities and lead times apply. Contact us for more information....

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How is Belbien sold?


Belbien is sold as a 48” wide roll by however linear feet of material you need. Contact us for pricing. Be sure to state the desired pattern and length. And...

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How wide is Belbien?


Belbien is 48” wide. If the surface you desire to cover is wider than 48”, Belbien can be seamed. If done properly, the seam is nearly invisible....

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Can Belbien be seamed?


Yes! In situations where you need more than 48” wide coverage, Belbien can be seamed, and the seam, if done properly, is nearly invisible. We recommend that a certified installation...

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Do you offer installation services?


Yes! We can direct you to a certified installer. Just email us your contact information and project’s location for a list of certified installers....

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Who manufactures your clear printable films?


General Formulations, which is a household name in the clear printable film industry....

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Who can I contact to print on your clear printable films?


Any graphics manufacturer should have the equipment necessary to print on our clear printable films. But if you would like a recommendation, email us your contact information, and we’ll point...

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Who is certified to install your clear printable films


It is important that a certified installer installs our clear printable films by General Formulations to ensure a headache-free experience. Please email us your contact information and project’s location for...

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How do I get samples of your clear printable films?


You can request samples by emailing us....

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What kind of equipment is needed to print on your clear printable films


A wide format printer, compatible ink, and the necessary software are required to print on our clear printable films. Most graphic manufacturers will have the necessary equipment. But if you...

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What are the differences between your clear printable films?


We offer both polyester and vinyl optically clear films manufactured by General Formulations for printable use. They are both abrasion-resistant and can withstand routine wear and tear without compromising design...

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How are your clear printable films sold?


They are sold by the full roll. Contact us for pricing....

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Do you offer installation services?


Yes! We can direct you to a certified installer. Just email us your contact information and project’s location for a list of certified installers....

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