This heavy weight clear polyester film is printed in three layers with white in between to create a backlit print that doesn't look too dark when it's not illuminated and isn't washed out when it's backlit.
Day/Night Backlit Film
This heavy weight clear polyester film is printed in three layers with a white layer in between for viewing with or without backlighting. By printing the image this way, the colors don't look too dark when the graphic isn't backlit, which is the case with traditional backlit prints, and it won’t look washed out when illluminated. This allows the graphic to be used in signs and displays that aren't always lit, such as signs that are illuminated by sunlight or where the lighting is only turned on at night.
By default, a 40% density of white is printed between the layers of color, as that produces the most accurate colors when the graphic is backlit. A different white ink density can be requested by making a note in the Special Instructions Field. Less white will make the print lighter and brighter than normal when backlit but darker when frontlit. More white will make the print look more like a normal, frontlit print when it's not illuminated, and darker when it is backlit because there won't be enough light passing through it. This can be a good option if your display has a higher amount of illumination than normal.
Available in widths up to 55".
Approx. longevity of 1-2 years outdoors and 2-5 years indoors.
The ability to have the image look good whether or not the display is lit. The heavy weight helps it hold it's shape in backlit displays without sagging. It's PVC-free and eco-friendly.
This type of printing is a compromise. The color and density of the print will not be quite as accurate either frontlit or backlit, but it will look pleasing in both cases. Even though it's thick, it's not heavy enough to be self supporting in displays where the graphic slides in to a channel. A more rigid graphic, such as clear acrylic, should be used in those displays or the material needs to be sandwiched between two thinner acrylic sheets to hold it.
Backlit graphics that are not always illuminated.