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Make your sign shine day or night with a custom backlit decal (light box not included). Made from 3.5 mil adhesive vinyl, backlit decals are designed to withstand exposure to heat from light sources as well as indoor and outdoor elements. Because of the flexible property of the backlit decal, you can easily apply them to windows, light box sign panels or other smooth translucent surfaces for a fantastic light up effect.
Easy to install on acrylic, glass or molded resin, you’ll get a great looking sign that will last as long as you need. If you need to switch out a backlit decal for another, removal is easy. Printed using the best printing technology using UV inks, your backlit sign will display beautifully both day and night.
Backlit decals are designed specifically to shine. The semi-translucent vinyl defuses light evenly, making for brilliant advertising and business displays.
Semi-permanent adhesive, using a solution of water and dish soap makes it easy to install your backlit decal. Remove and replace your decal with a new one as often as you like!
Vibrant and durable, your backlit decal will be printed in high definition color with UV ink.
Round or oval light box? No problem. In fact no matter what shape your light source, you can customize your backlit decal to fit perfectly. If you need assistance with this, just ask one of our design professionals—it's free!
Backlit decals are perfect for showing off your advertisement day and night.
Although we currently do not offer the light box to go with these signs, you’ll be pleased with the result when using a backlit decal on an existing light box or light source.
Made from durable vinyl designed to last over 3+ years and avoid cracking and embrittlement.
UV and water resistant.
Create your custom backlit decal with our simple and easy design tool. Upload images, create objects, add text, adjust sizing, change color, and so much more!Check It Out
Whether you need help uploading your design or are interested in creating something entirely new, our team of professional graphic designers is here to help. Nothing beats free!Learn More
|Weight||Weight.08lbs per square foot (about the weight of 8 quarters)|
|Thickness||Thickness0.006” (about the thickness of 1 sheet of copy paper)|
|Details||DetailsBacklit decal to install over a rigid backlit surface or light box panel. Semi-translucent when backlit, self-adhesive, day and night visibility, removable, adheres to acrylic, glass, polycarbonate and other smooth translucent surfaces|
|Uses||UsesIndoor/Outdoor. Adheres to light boxes, storefront windows and other smooth translucent surfaces|
|Print Method||Print MethodFour color process, eco-friendly, weather, fade and abrasion resistant UV ink|
|Estimated Lifespan||Estimated Lifespan3+ years with proper placement and care|
|Common Sizes||Common Sizes12”x24”, 18”x48”, 24”x72”, measure to cut|
The following installation instructions will help you with a quick and easy installation of your custom backlit decal. Instructions will also be included with your order, and you are free to refer to this page or download a PDF of the instructions for assistance. If you are installing a large decal we recommend having at least one other person assist you.
Before you begin to install your custom backlit decal, we recommend gathering the following supplies to help with the process:
Begin by thoroughly cleaning the light box panel, acrylic or glass surface you intend to use for your backlit decal—any household window cleaner will work. After cleaning, use a window squeegee to remove excess water or allow appropriate time for the window to air dry.
Create a decal application solution by combining 3 drops of dish soap or detergent (not hand soap) per 1 gallon of water and place into a spray bottle.
Lay your backlit decal face down on a flat, smooth surface and carefully begin to remove the back liner.
As you are removing the backing, generously apply the application solution to the back of the decal. Next, spray a generous amount of application solution to the desired surface, making sure both the adhesive side of the decal and the panel surface are now sufficiently wet. Do not submerge the decal into water in an attempt to soak the adhesive side.
You can now apply your backlit decal to the desired window or glass surface. The application solution will allow the decal to slip and move once it is on the light box panel or window. Use this to your advantage by sliding the decal into the final position you would like it to be.
Once the backlit decal is in its final position, place the removed backing over the face of your decal and use the application squeegee to remove air bubbles/application solution from under the decal. When doing so, start in the center of the decal and press firmly to the right or left edge. Continue this process until you have ran the squeegee over the entire surface of the backlit decal.
Use paper towels to clean the edges of the backlit decal and around the light box or window. This will help remove excess water from the edges of the decal. It may take several days for the adhesive to fully dry and bind to the panel or backlit surface.
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To increase the longevity of your backlit vinyl decals, we recommend regularly cleaning them with a damp, non-abrasive cloth or rag. Gently wipe the decal down to remove dirt and dust. Do not power wash the decal, as doing so may cause it to tear or dislodge from the surface of the sign. Power washing might also ruin the light source behind the backlit panel. If you need to remove or replace your backlit decal, simply peel it away from the surface. In some cases a sharp edge or heat source such as a blow dryer may be needed. After removing the decal, clean the surface with any standard window cleaner.
Order by 9PM EST and we’ll have your backlit decal completed and shipped the very next day.
For custom backlit decal orders over $75 your order ships free!
*Excludes rigid signs over 36” in either dimension.
We guarantee you’ll love your custom backlit decal. If you don’t, we’ll be sure to make it right.
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. This means that your sign will be printed onto a piece of adhesive vinyl and can be applied to a translucent rigid material for a light box, 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 light box 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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