Make A Luminous Impression
Backlit film LED menu and display boards, Menu solutions, Drive-thru signage elements, Indoor or outdoor applications
Restaurants, Airports, Hotels, Bars, Movie Theatres, Malls, Trade Show, Signage
What is Backlit Film?
Simply put, backlit paper is a print medium that allows light diffusion. This paper is suitable for backlit displays and lightboxes. Backlit film is viewable during the day as a vibrant reflective print, and once the sun goes down, it is luminous and bright, advertising your message in a glowing display for everyone to see.
Backlit displays are the leading industry standard in today’s growing and competitive marketplace, catching much more attention than non-lit graphic signage. Every day you encounter a backlit display at fast food and coffee drive-through restaurants. Could you imagine ordering food from the menu board without an illuminated display at night?
Uses of Backlit Menus or Display Boards
Backlit prints are perfect for menu boards, displaying your favorite movie posters at a walk-in theatre, advertising products and services at bus stops, train stations, and airports. The growing popularity of backlit displays creates an illuminating statement that gets noticed indoors or outdoors.
Are exhibit displays an ever-changing part of your company branding and signage? Simple to replace, backlit display boards are an excellent option. Once you have your lightbox, you can switch out the film quickly and easily. Now you don’t have to print an entirely new sign every time.
Backlit film costs are minimal compared to a complete redo. Take restaurants with menu boards or drive-thru menus, for instance; adding an item or raising prices would be expensive, but not with an interchangeable lightbox using backlit media!
Not just for big industries either, the backlit film can be used in your home and office as well. Some examples are overhead lighting; this lighting is a built-in lightbox on the ceiling! A&I can print any graphic or picture you like. Then the backlit film slips behind the plastic covering shielding the fluorescent tubes.
The possibilities are endless; print clouds, tree branches, anything you might see from a skylight. Perfect for hospitals, doctor’s exam rooms, or dental offices. They work wonders to calm patients, whether they are being moved down the hall for surgery, in their rooms at the hospitals, lying down on an exam table, or in a dentist chair. A soothing comfort ambiance reminiscent of lying down in a meadow of grass and staring up at the passing clouds and blue sky.
Cost-Effective Features of Backlit Films
Lightboxes shaped like picture frames with LED lighting are available for purchase. How cool would it be to print Dad’s favorite team logo or player on backlit film that lights up his den or man cave? They make lovely, unique, and thoughtful gifts. You can hang these lightboxes anywhere, with options for a USB cord, so there is no need to be near a plug.
Backlit films have some remarkable features. It comes in a choice of millimeter thicknesses and is outdoor fade and water-resistant. The film is satin/matte, low glare, and compatible with latex and aqueous dye and pigment inkjet printers—great color and consistent brightness that yields color-rich and sharp graphics and images.
A&I prints on 9mm backlit film using eco-solvent inks that produce stunningly vibrant graphics and text that last 20x longer than other printed mediums. Being scratch and water-resistant makes backlit films an excellent choice for outside displays. For an added degree of protection for signs that are not enclosed or exposed to harsh weather conditions, A&I recommends an additional layer of lamination.
Budget is an essential facet in your overall decision when considering any signs for your business. Keep in mind that operating costs should be lower once you have invested in the expense of installing lightboxes. Then your backlit film is cost-effective and can be switched out quickly rather than starting from scratch every time you need to change your signage display.
The next time you drive through your favorite hamburger place or stand in front of a menu board deciding what to order, you will be able to appreciate the simplicity of illumination. Now you know how they are created. Once you start looking, you will find them everywhere!
Do you need a better way to display menu options, services, and products? Do you want to attract more customers to your restaurant, club, café, or store?