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Tint World Announces New Alabama Location

Tint world has a new franchise location in Alabama. Tint World Birmingham, owned and operated by Clint Smith, is the third location in the state. “We’re thrilled to make Tint World’s high-quality products and services available to drivers in the Birmingham area,” says Smith. The location is 400 Cahaba Park Circle, Birmingham, Alabama 35242.

Where’d the Sun Go? Tint Shops Prep for the Eclipse

Large parts of Mexico and the United States were covered by a solar eclipse. What does that mean for tint shops within the prime viewing areas of the eclipse? According to a map on, the U.S. path of the total solar eclipse cuts an arc from Texas through the heart of Indiana and across […]

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Autobahn Joins WFCT 2024 as Keynote Co-Sponsor 

Autobahn will return to the 2024 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) as a keynote co-sponsor. Autobahn provides window film, paint protection film and ceramic coatings. WFCT will return to the booming Sunshine State this year and is being held September 19-21 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Attendees can expect […]

Sign up to Compete at WFCT! 

Register today and showcase your skills on a global stage at the 2024 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT)! This is your gold medal opportunity to compete for the title of “World’s Best” in various divisions, alongside tinters and installers from around the world. With substantial cash prizes for the champions, up to $20,000 […]

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Window Film Blogs

Trade Tips

By Casey Flores
Editor, Window Film Magazine

Trade Tips A Home Run Window Tint Ad

It was the week before Valentine’s Day when I was served up an ad on Instagram. “How dark is your love?” the nine-second ad asked with a picture of a car in a familiar tinting bay. It was made up by a tint shop local to me in Richmond–a Mechanicsville, Virginia-based Solar Eclipse Window Tinting […]

Tint Wizdom

By Erik Devash
Founder, Tint Wiz

Tint Wizdom Winter Downtime? Perfect for a Website Tune-Up!

Winter often brings a slower pace, and what better way to use this extra time than to give your website a thorough check-up? A well-optimized website is crucial for attracting more customers and growing your business. Here’s a simple, yet detailed checklist to help you enhance your website’s performance and appeal. Speed Check: Is Your […]

The Cornerman

By Chris West
Director of Automotive Films, XPEL

The Cornerman The Buck Stops Here

As a business owner or manager, the buck stops with us. What do I mean by that? It means that being able to make decisions effectively is important to the success of our businesses. As a teenager, I remember visiting my father at his office one day. He was the chief financial officer of a […]

The Art of Film

By Matthew Darienzo
CEO, Solar Art

The Art of Film Do You Know Your Numbers?

As they say on Shark Tank, always “know your numbers!” Financials in business can be complicated or boring but they are crucial to understanding how to make the right decisions. Without the right information on cash flow, profitability, margins and the financial health of the business, you’re flying blind. In times of inflation and high […]

Changing Tides

By Kristy Yelle
Co-owner, Palmetto Protection Films

Changing Tides The Benefits of Attending WFCT

The time has finally come: registration is now open for another International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off (WFCT)! I truly hope that this year has started off great for your business and that you are trending in line with the goals you had outlined at the start of this year. But I hope even more […]