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Backlit Decals

Backlit Decals

Make your brand visible 24/7 with eye-catching backlit signs

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Backlit Decal Signs

Backlit decals are an outstanding solution if you need vivid graphics for your illuminated sign that are visible 24/7. These high-quality backlit signs are used indoors as well as outdoors. They are weather-resistant and can last for years with proper care. Decals for backlit signs create a wide spectrum of colors, providing brilliant graphics that entice customers and enhance brand appeal.

These signs are made with translucent vinyl decals that permit light to pass through them. The material to which the decal is applied to is also transparent so that it may be illuminated from the back. The main materials used as a base for backlit signs are acrylic, lexan, glass or other glass-like surfaces. These are transparent materials that provide perfect visibility for back-illuminated signs. 

Backlit decals are used for making light boxes, decorating storefront windows, cinema stands, shop displays and more. We offer custom backlit decals for making illuminated signs for both business and personal needs. 

You can create your envisioned design with our free graphic tool or choose one of our free templates. The design you pick will be printed onto the decal with long-lasting UV protected inks. This method ensures that the print will not fade away over time, retaining its initial look for an extended period.

Custom Backlit Signs

Signs with backlit film are applied in malls, restaurants, museums, industrial institutions or during special events like trade shows or exhibitions. Backlit logo signs are perfect for all establishments that want to get easily noticed by passersby.

If you are looking for a professional visual identity for your brand, backlit signs are a reliable means of branding. 

Since the base material is translucent, the decal graphics become visibly bright when the material is illuminated from behind. Due to our triple-printing technique, the graphics don’t lose their vivid quality with illumination - on the contrary, they become even more striking. 

Backlit decals have photographic-quality prints and can be easily replaced if needed. The images can be applied and removed within minutes depending on the size of the backlit sign. The estimated lifespan of backlit decals is 3+ years with proper placement and care. 

Square Signs provides top-quality custom light-up decals with next day shipping all across the USA and Canada. 

We have the resources and expertise to provide the best-quality backlit decals in the industry. Equipped with the latest technology, we can tailor-make your decals in accordance with all your requirements.

Features

  • Translucent
  • Highly adhesive
  • Vibrant 
  • Printed in full-color
  • Water-proof
  • Long lasting
  • UV-resistant
  • Easy to apply

Custom Design

Here at Square Signs, backlit decals are fully customizable starting at the design and ending with the buying options. You can use our free design tool to create your backlit decal from scratch. We offer an endless number of ready artwork that you can customize to your liking.  

 Our thousands of free shapes, elements and backgrounds will allow you to create a stunning design within minutes. You can also upload your personal images or a ready-made design and get them directly printed on backlit decals. If you will need assistance, our professional designers are ready to help you out. Just get in touch with us and we can discuss all the details of your project.

Backlit Decal Usage 

Backlit signs can be used for various purposes, whether business or personal. You can use backlit signs to reach out and connect with customers or create beautiful interior decor. Here are some signage ideas that can be optimized with illuminated decals.

Backlit Decals for Cinema Posters

Backlit decals are often used by movie theaters to display film posters inside illuminated displays. Custom backlit signs provide the perfect visibility for cinema posters with their vivid graphics. Got an impressive home theater? We offer backlit signs for frames so that you can create the right atmosphere with your favorite movie posters.

Backlit Signs for Businesses

Professional backlit signs will help you get a leg up on the competition by offering irresistible graphics that will immediately capture attention. Backlit shop signs with translucent vinyl are often used for storefront branding. The backlit signs provide a constant promotion for your brand day and night. Backlit commercial signs can be a great asset to any business be it for indoor or outdoor purposes.

Backlit Signs for Events

Illuminated signs will make every event memorable. The bright colors of these outdoor backlit signs leave an indelible impression on guests. Backlit decals can be used for promotional, informative as well as decorative displays at events. Concert organizers can use backlit signs to promote sponsors or display their list of headliners. Wedding planners can use custom backlit graphics to display the images of the bride and groom or their initials. Backlit signs can be put to a variety of uses at events and provide stunning visuals.

Backlit Decals for Subway Ads

Subways are famous for their advertising displays. These can be product promotions, movie posters, exhibition announcements and numerous other types of ads. What makes commercial subway signs so attractive is their sizable visuals that pop when accompanied by a bright light. Backlit decals are a popular choice among subway displays. The material is very easy to apply and remove which makes the process of replacement much easier. You can greatly benefit from advertising your brand through illuminated backlit signs in high traffic areas such as subways and metro stations.

Backlit Restaurant Signs

Restaurants can take advantage of backlit film signs by displaying their specials, logo or entire menu. Backlit logo signs are perfect for attracting customers 24/7. There are multiple options for menu boards and one of the most effective is with the use of backlit decals. Such menus can be seen displayed both indoors and outdoors. A backlit decal will work perfectly for illuminated menus when applied to a translucent base material. The backlit film can be easily replaced when the menu gets updated. Use backlit decals with back illumination to display special offers and entice hungry customers.

Drive-Thru Backlit Signs

Menu boards look dazzling when displayed indoors as well as outdoors. They’re especially effective for drive-thru restaurants and venues that operate in the evening hours. Outdoor menus are often illuminated to be visible in the dark as many drive-thrus operate late into the night and have their lights on 24/7. Backlit decals are the perfect choice for illuminated drive-thru menu displays. The medium perfectly highlights menu items with back illumination. Drive-thru restaurant owners can benefit from backlit decals as these graphics will attract more traffic when it’s dark out.

Backlit Decals for Sidewalk Displays

Sidewalk displays are one of the most common means of outdoor advertising. Oftentimes, these displays are illuminated to provide visibility day and night. A backlit decal is the best option for these because the translucence of the material allows it to be visible in the dark when paired with lights. It ensures that attractive graphics stand out and make an impression. Backlit decals are also easy to replace so they’re perfect for displaying seasonal and holiday promotions.

Decorative Backlit Signs

Backlit decals are also a popular choice for interior decoration. You can order family or personal images printed on translucent vinyl and display it on illuminated frames to create unique home decor. You can also get a small cinema box for thematic decoration and create a home cinema vibe with your favorite movie scenes. Everything here can be individualized. Give free reign to your imagination and create custom illuminated signs with whatever backlit decals you envision.

Personalized Backlit Signs

Apart from all the above-mentioned types of backlit signs, you can get decals for personal purposes. Whether you use backlit signs with decals indoors or outdoors, for advertising or personal use, they’ll be sure to pique the curiosity of anyone within view. You can apply backlit decals to any transparent or translucent surface and use back-illumination to entice people with catchy graphics.

Material 

Custom backlit decals are made of highly adhesive translucent vinyl material. The see-through material is perfect for illuminated signs. Backlit film comes in a standard white roll but you can order decals for your backlit signs in custom colors and sizes. Although the material is highly adhesive, it comes off easily without leaving any residue. The minimum size of the material is 8”x8” and the maximum size is 57”x1740”.

Printing 

For translucent vinyl printing, we use premium-quality UV inks. During the decal printing process for backlit signage, special UV rays dry the inks and make the print sun-resistant. This method provides a longer lifespan to the print and protects its colors from fading. We use a special triple printing system for illuminated decals. For the first layer, we print the design, then we add a middle layer of white ink and after that, we print another layer of the design. This provides better color density and contrast to the print, giving it a unique brilliance when illuminated.

Cutting

Our backlit decals are cut into custom shapes with a high-precision plotter machine. It offers faultless cuts on self-adhesive and soft materials like translucent vinyl. You can have your decals custom cut into any size and shape. The table of the plotter machine comes with a wide range of specialty tools that make it extremely fast and flexible. Thanks to its advanced toolkit, the machine ensures that your signs are cut with the highest accuracy possible. You can choose from the following cutting options for backlit decals.

Cutting Options

Square or Rectangle

With this cutting option, backlit decals are cut into standard square or rectangle shapes according to the chosen dimensions.

Rounded

If you prefer your square or rectangle backlit decals to have rounded edges then you should choose this option. It gives the decal a more refined appearance.

Outline

You can choose this option if you would like your backlit decals to be cut into the exact shape of your design. 

Overline

With this option, your backlit decal will be cut into the shape of your design with an extra white border surrounding it.

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Comparison Chart


Backlit Decals Window Decals Static Clings Acrylic Signs
Min. size 6" x 6" 6" x 6" 6" x 6" 4" x 4"
Max. size 58" x 1680” 58" x 1680” 52" x 850” 96" x 48”
Thickness 3mil 4mil 7mil 0.125” - 0.55”
Printing Options Standard Standard
Second surface
Standard
Second surface
Single-sided
Double-sided
Standard
Second surface


FAQ

Are backlit graphics translucent?

Yes, backlit signs are made of translucent vinyl material. Backlit decals are mainly used for illuminated signs. You can apply backlit decals to lightboxes or you can display light from behind the decal and create a custom backlit sign.  

 How to install a backlit decal?

Backlit decals require a hassle-free installation without any hardware. Pick a transparent surface and clean it for a neat application. Then take the decal and peel off the backing paper. Apply the decal to the surface and flatten it with a credit card or a special tool called a squeegee. You can find a more detailed explanation in our installation section. 

How to remove a backlit decal?

Backlit decals are very easy to remove and leave no sticky residue. Just peel them off as you would a regular sticker and that’s it. Decals for backlit signs don’t leave any residue under most circumstances. If the decal has been attached to a surface for a few years then it may leave stains that can be easily removed by wiping the surface with a damp cloth.

How much does a backlit decal cost?

There is no fixed price for backlit decals for backlit signs. It depends on the specifications of the decal. To see the price of your desired decal, you can select the size and shape in our design platform and check the price displayed on the right hand corner. 

Are backlit signs sun-resistant?

Yes, our backlit decals are sun-resistant thanks to the UV printers that we use. During the printing process, the inks are dried with ultraviolet rays which make the print sun-resistant and provide a longer lifespan for the graphics. You can display your backlit signs under the sun without having to worry about the colors fading anytime soon. 

What shapes are available for backlit signs? 

All kinds of shapes are available for backlit signs. You can order decals for custom backlit signs with your unique design. From standard square or round shapes to custom shapes, we offer backlit signs in all possible forms and sizes. Just make sure to choose the appropriate cutting option in our design platform.

Can you help with my backlit decal design?

Sure. Firstly, we recommend using our intuitive tool for design where you can find thousands of ready illustrations and elements to help you create visuals from scratch. You can choose one of the free artworks that we offer and fully modify it to your needs. If you still need our help, you can get in touch with us and our professional designers will help you create a unique design. 

How much is the shipping for backlit signs?

There is no fixed shipping price for backlit sign decals. Shipping costs vary depending on the destination. You can see the price during the checkout process after you fill in the address section. We provide shipping all across the USA and Canada.

Will translucent vinyl damage the surface of the window? 

Backlit decals can be applied to any transparent surfaces so windows are also an option. You won’t have to worry about damage as translucent vinyl signs don’t harm or stain any surface. You can apply and remove backlit film from glass surfaces as often as needed.  

Where can backlit signs be used?

Backlit films can be used for various purposes. Whether you need backlit signs for promotional, decorative or other private needs, backlit decals will work wonders. The main use of translucent vinyl is for making backlit signs. Such signs can be used both indoors and outdoors. Oftentimes, translucent vinyl is used for cinema signs. Other uses of translucent vinyl graphics are for illuminated menu boards and promotional signs. You can also use illuminated decals for personal means like interior decoration.

What is a backlit decal?

\Backlit signs are made with decals from translucent vinyl. This is an adhesive material that’s used to print graphics for illuminated signs. The translucent vinyl is applied to transparent materials such as lexan, acrylic and glass. With illumination, backlit signs can provide ideal visibility at night. Backlit signs are often used for making lightboxes, movie poster displays, menu boards or any other type of illuminated signage. Backlit decals require a simple installation and can be removed almost instantly. They’re perfect for business as well as personal purposes. 

Are backlit signs durable?

Yes, backlit signs are durable and can last more than three years with proper care. The material itself is long-lasting but you can add on to their lifespan with lamination. Choose one of the three options we offer for lamination to make the surface of the material scratch-resistant. Besides that, our backlit signs are printed with UV inks, meaning that the graphics are sun-resistant and will not fade away over time. This is achieved during the backlit film printing process where the inks are dried with ultraviolet rays.

Are backlit decals laminated?

Yes, backlit decals can be laminated optionally upon request. You can choose to get your decals either with or without lamination. We offer three types of lamination: glossy, matte and dry erase. If you want to get laminated backlit signs, make sure to choose the desired lamination option when designing your decal on our website.  

What is decal lamination?

Lamination is an extra thin layer that protects the surface of the backlit decal material. We offer three types of lamination: glossy, matte and dry erase. The main purpose of all types of lamination is to make the material more durable by covering the surface and making it scratch-resistant. The difference between the three options is the finish. The first one is a glossy finish to enhance brilliance. The second one is a matte finish for heightening color contrast. The third one is the dry erase finish that creates a surface similar to a whiteboard. 

How to use a backlit decal? 

The main purpose of our translucent vinyl decals is for making backlit signs. The decal is applied to a transparent surface such as acrylic, lexan or glass. When a light is projected from the back of the decal, the graphics become highly visible in the dark. You can use backlit decals to make backlit signs such as lightboxes, illuminated menu boards or custom cinema displays. 

Do backlit decals come with lights? 

No, backlit decals do not have lights included with them. We don’t provide backlit signs but you can use backlit decals to create a custom backlit sign by adding string lights, bulbs, etc behind the surface. If you choose to do this, you can still replace the old graphics of your illuminated sign with new backlit decals.

Are backlit decals visible at night?

The decals alone are not visible but as the name implies, backlighting is applied to make the decals visible at night. The main purpose of backlit decals is to be used with illumination to provide visibility at night. If you want to make an illuminated sign, then backlit decals are the option for graphics. You can apply the decals to transparent surfaces like acrylic or even glass and project a light behind it to make a stunning backlit sign that will be visible both day and night.

Can I use regular vinyl for backlit signs?

No, because regular vinyl is either opaque or clear and is not meant to be used for lighted signs. Regular vinyl can be applied to walls and windows but they will not be visible in the dark even with backlights. That’s why we offer special backlit decals for illuminated signs. Our decals for backlit signs are made of a translucent adhesive vinyl and printed with a special technique. This makes the graphics visible at night when back illumination is present. So, if you want to make a custom backlit sign, you need backlit decals to achieve the desired effect.

How to make your own light up sign? 

For making a backlit sign, you will need a transparent material such as acrylic or glass, a backlit decal and lights. Create your decal design within minutes and order your custom backlit film online. Apply the translucent vinyl onto a transparent frame or surface within minutes, arrange rear lighting and enjoy your light up sign.


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