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This material cannot be larger than 59 inches by 400 inches, or smaller than 8 inches by 8 inches.
Create incredible looking graphics with our semi-translucent, backlit film that's great to adhere to internally-lit light boxes and store windows. When backlit, the colors become brilliant. Easy to install on acrylic, glass or molded resin, it's sure to make an impact—day or night.
Installation: Make sure the application surface is completely clean. Coat the surface and adhesive sides of the vinyl with a mixture of mild soap and water. Position the backlit vinyl and trim any excess with a sharp razor blade.
Care: To increase the longevity of your backlit vinyl decals, clean them regularly with a damp cloth to remove dirt and dust. This will also increase the visibilty and clarity of the signs.
Weight: .08lbs per square foot (about the weight of 8 quarters)
Thickness: .0124" (about the thickness of 3 sheets of copy paper)
Details: Backlit decal to install over a rigid backlit surface. Semi-translucent when backlit, self-adhesive, day and night visibility, removable, adheres to acrylic or glass
Uses: Indoor/Outdoor. Adheres to light boxes, store front windows
Print Method: Four color process, eco-friendly, weather, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink
Estimated Lifespan: 3+ years with proper placement and care
Common Sizes: 12"x24", 18"x48", 2'x6', measure to cut
A backlit sign is typically one that is placed in front of a light source. The sign itself will be semi-translucent to allow the light to shine through and illuminate whatever may be printed on the sign.
The most common setup is a light box that consists of a light source within a structure that in some way accommodates a rigid piece of material to be placed or slid into it. You often see these roadside advertising small businesses. The sign itself can either be printed onto a milky white rigid material (think acrylic) or a vinyl overlay that is applied to the light box or setup.
Our backlit sign uses the vinyl overlay or decal approach. Meaning that your sign will be printed onto a piece of adhesive vinyl and can be applied to a translucent rigid material for a lightbox or to a window or other surface that has a light source behind it. The material itself is called flexcon litecal and is a durable material that provides light diffusion and ultimately gorgeous signs.
All of the FAQ on this page will deal with the backlit film we offer and not the alternative solution of printing on a translucent rigid sign or a similar signage solution.
Yes! There are several different shape options to choose from for your backlit decal, including Square/Rectangle, Rounded Corners (¼” or 1” radius), Circle/Oval, Custom or Custom with Border.
The Custom shape option (previously known, or sometimes referred to, as Contour Cut) allows you to either upload a custom shape to our design tool or have us create a custom shape for your sign based off of your design. The Custom with Border shape option (previously known, or sometimes referred to, as Halo Cut) is similar to the Custom shape option but will leave a small border around the edge of your design.
No. Removing the actual backlit film and trying to reposition it on the same light box or a different one altogether will not work. The backlit film is not intended to be reusable.
Of course if the film is applied to a rigid piece and you are moving both of them without removing the decal from the rigid material then it is possible. You simply will need to verify that the new lightbox or location will be compatible with the existing specifications of your rigid piece of material.
Your backlit sign is semi-permanent in nature. Thus, prior to installation your backlit sign can be either rolled or stored flat in a cool, dry location. If rolled during storage nothing heavy should be placed on top of the sign. Doing so, along with folding the sign, will result in permanent creases.
Post-installation storage is not necessary as the backlit sign is a one-time use only product.
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