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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, we can cut your backlit sign to shape if you need or want it cut. We offer two different options for cutting your sign to shape.
The first option is what is called a contour cut. Contour cut means that the sign will be cut to the exact perimeter of the sign all the way around the sign. The second option is a halo cut and only differs from the first due to a small border being left around the perimeter of your sign.
In both cases your sign will still be one continuous piece of material. If you are looking for individually cut letters, whether applied to the final surface one at a time or all at once, then you are looking for what is called “vinyl lettering.” This is a different product and we ask that you contact us for further details and any help you may need.
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.
Installation & Care
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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