The Technology of Backlit Printing: How Are They Made?

Erica Gabriel

Publication date: 09/15/2020

Backlit film differs from traditional signage because it’s printed on a transparent substrate. This means the print is illuminated when light shines through, which immediately grabs the attention of anyone nearby. 

Its ability for illumination makes the backlit film the perfect choice for a wide range of applications, from displaying signs in windows to lightboxes. Backlit film can also stick to glass and acrylic surfaces which means it can easily be indoors or outdoors depending on the need of the customer. It can also be used during the day and at night to excellent effect. 

Designing and creating backlit films has recently become much easier and more cost-effective. Please keep reading to find out all about backlit printing and its uses and benefits in the post below. 

Uses and Benefits of Backlit Printing 

Backlit signs have many advantages when used in business and commercial settings. 

They are Perfect for Indoor and Outdoor Use 

First, they work just as well outdoors as they do inside. After all, because we use water-resistant film, you won’t need to worry about rain damage like you do with traditional signage. Indeed, because backlit posters are far more robust than paper posters, backlit films can withstand the elements and weather and provide extended use. These are perfect for your backlit movie posters. 

You do not have to worry about creasing, ripping, or folding when using backlit printing for your signage. This is because they are printed on a durable substrate that will keep its shape, even after long-term use. 

They Grab the Attention of the Public at Night 

Backlit posters and signs are also much more impactful because of their transparency. This allows the light to shine through them, illuminating them and making them far clearer and more appealing. Indeed, if you want to draw attention to whatever is on your sign, backlighting is one of the most effective ways. 

Backlit Signs are Clear and Can Easily Be Read From a Distance 

Clarity is another benefit that you can reap from backlit signs and backlit graphics. Backlit printed signs are clear and easy to read because of the high-quality printing processes used to manufacture them. Group this with the illumination, and you will have effective and professional-looking signage that no one can ignore.

You Can Use Them to Promote any Item, Product, or Service

One of the great things about backlit printing is that it can create signs for just about any product or service you can think of. Indeed, there is nothing that you cannot use a backlit printed sign to promote effectively because our printing tech allows us to use any digital image and replicate it in crystal clear clarity. 

Backlit Prints are Ideal for Short and Long-Term Displays

Due to their durability, backlit signs can be used for short- and long-term displays. Indeed, they are durable and easy to swap out, especially if you chose our window clings, which can be used on a light box and changed out instantly. 

Backlit Prints Can Be Used to Reinforce Your Message 

Backlit printed signs and backlit graphics are ideal for messages you want to reinforce to your audience. This is because they attract a significant level of attention compared to traditional posters or hanging signs and can be illuminated to be particularly noticeable at night. There is nothing better to get your message across than a glowing sign that the public cannot ignore. 

Backlit Prints Offer a Great Return on Investment (ROI)

Backlit signs are also a great return on your business investment. This is because they are not only reasonably priced, but they are robust enough to resist folding and creasing while also standing up to the weather. That means you get a massive number of impressions for a very low price, especially for backlit movie posters. 

How Backlit Printing Films are Made 

Modern technology has had a significant impact on the way that backlit printing films are made. Indeed, they can now be printed on various materials, improving the quality and making the entire process cheaper for the customer. 

Additionally, using more durable substrates means you can expect your backlit-oriented sign to last for far longer, saving your business money. 

Although, it’s not just the new substrates technology that has improved the backlit printed sign field. Indeed, LED lights have also had a considerable effect. One of the most noticeable benefits of LED-backlit printed signs is much better visibility and clarity than the old fluorescent versions. This, combined with the new printing techniques and materials, means that your signs will look professional for a long time while attracting potential customers’ attention and helping your business to be as successful as possible. 

Choose posterprintshop.com for all Your Backlit Printing Needs

If you are looking for high-quality and fast backlit printing at a reasonable price. Then look no further than posterprintshop.com

We are proud to use the best quality films that are resistant to scratches, moisture, fading, and even smears. 

We also use 8-color eco-solvents in our high-resolution print process. This means you can be sure that your images will be as vibrant as possible while also taking care of the environment. 

Our unique ink process mixed with the best quality films means you can expect our prints to stand the test of time, despite being exposed to UV light. Our films even work just as well in the light of day, when there is no backlighting. 

Finally when it comes to customer experience, our dedicated and helpful staff will ensure that they make the entire process of ordering backlit printing for your signage easy from start to finish. Indeed, you can contact them to offer support and advice at any stage of the process. We even offer a feature that shows you what your backlit print will look like before you buy, so you can be sure you get precisely the signage your business needs to thrive. 

Visit our backlit film page for more information, or contact us today with your questions. 

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