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Striking.

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LED back-lit pictures done right.

About Us

backlitbox leads the industry on LED back lit custom frames and display lightboxes.

backlitbox makes custom LED back-lit frames for serious artists, retailers, advertisers, and more.  Take your photos, drawings, paintings to the next level.  Using Duratrans (Fujitrans) as our standard continuous tone process, you're guranteed to get the deepest blacks and richest tones on your custom LED back-lit frame.  Learn more by watching the video below:

The Cosmopolitan

Projects

From individual artists to high-end retailers, we cater to the critical eye and professional expertise.

FAQ's

Since each order is custom made, questions are sure to arise.  Our quick and easy process can help you order your prints today.

  • Does your product include the print?

    Yes, matching the print to the light source is critical in backlit applications. Printing without the light source will not yield the best results.

  • What material do you use to print on?  What is the process?

    We use a high quality Duratrans (actually a Fujitrans) for all of our prints. This is the gold standard for backlit images. Many of our competitors use inkjet printers of some sort or another but none have the dynamic range or contrast range of the Duratrans. In the image below see the difference between an inkjet image and a Duratrans image. Duratrans is a continuous tone process, and has the highest Dmax possible (the darkest blacks, inkjet blacks tend to be charcoal grey at best).

     

    Duratrans is is a silver halide emulsion on a polyester film/diffusion layer. It is exposed in a laser or LED printer and then developed just like traditional film. This is what allows the awesome resolution and continuous tone color reproduction.

     

  • Is there an option to switch out the print?

    We have two frame options, the first is our standard minimalist frame. This frame has very little profile and the image is bled off of the side of the box creating just a tiny shadow line around the box with no visible frame. The image is permanently adhered to this box and cannot be changed.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The second frame option is the aluminum frame. It also has a slim forward facing profile (⅜”), but it is a little bit deeper at 2 ½”. It does allow you to change the image by loosening just two screws. We suggest our professional grade image for use in all but the smallest aluminum framed boxes for stability.

     

     

  • Are there different grades of print?  If so, what is the difference?

    We have two grades of prints as well, the first is consumer grade which is a high quality Duratrans/Fujitrans that is laminated with a heavy polycarbonate laminate. This gives a soft feel to the image and lends itself to very small boxes that will not ever be touched.The maximum size we will do in consumer grade is 20×30, ALL sizes larger than 20×30 must be done in professional grade to avoid sagging or bulging over time. The laminate also adds a bit of softness to the image due to its heavier texture.

     

    The second option is professional grade. This uses the same high quality Duratrans medium only the film is face mounted to a thin piece of non-glare acrylic. This is a very difficult process and therefore more expensive, but the results are top-notch.

     

  • What is the size limitation of the backlitbox?

    We are limited only by the size of the acrylic we can get. Currently that is 4 foot by 8 foot sheets.  We can very effectively match prints together to make larger wall panels, see The Cosmopolitan and The Void in our galleries.

  • How do I place an order?

    All of our ordering is done by email and then invoice to make sure every customer gets exactly what they need. Fill out the contact form below to start the conversation.

     

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Does your product include the print?

 

Yes, matching the print to the light source is critical in backlit applications. Printing without the light source will not yield the best results.

 

What Material do you use to print on?  What is the prociess?

 

We use a high quality Duratrans (actually a Fujitrans) for all of our prints. This is the gold standard for backlit images. Many of our competitors use inkjet printers of some sort or another but none have the dynamic range or contrast range of the Duratrans. In the image below see the difference between an inkjet image and a Duratrans image. Duratrans is a continuous tone process, and has the highest Dmax possible (the darkest blacks, inkjet blacks tend to be charcoal grey at best).

 

Duratrans is is a silver halide emulsion on a polyester film/diffusion layer. It is exposed in a laser or LED printer and then developed just like traditional film. This is what allows the awesome resolution and continuous tone color reproduction.

 

Is there an option to switch out the print?

 

We have two frame options, the first is our standard minimalist frame. This frame has very little profile and the image is bled off of the side of the box creating just a tiny shadow line around the box with no visible frame. The image is permanently adhered to this box and cannot be changed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second frame option is the aluminum frame. It also has a slim forward facing profile (⅜”), but it is a little bit deeper at 2 ½”. It does allow you to change the image by loosening just two screws. We suggest our professional grade image for use in all but the smallest aluminum framed boxes for stability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are there different grades of print?  If so, what is the difference?

 

We have two grades of prints as well, the first is consumer grade which is a high quality Duratrans/Fujitrans that is laminated with a heavy polycarbonate laminate. This gives a soft feel to the image and lends itself to very small boxes that will not ever be touched.The maximum size we will do in consumer grade is 20×30, ALL sizes larger than 20×30 must be done in professional grade to avoid sagging or bulging over time. The laminate also adds a bit of softness to the image due to its heavier texture.

 

The second option is professional grade. This uses the same high quality Duratrans medium only the film is face mounted to a thin piece of non-glare acrylic. This is a very difficult process and therefore more expensive, but the results are top-notch.

 

What is the size limitation of the backlitbox?

 

We are limited only by the size of the acrylic we can get. Currently that is 4 foot by 8 foot sheets.  We can very effectively match prints together to make larger wall panels, see The Cosmopolitan and The Void in our galleries.

 

How do I place an order?

 

All of our ordering is done by email and then invoice to make sure every customer gets exactly what they need. Fill out the contact form below to start the conversation.