Backlit Poster Printing

Backlit poster printing for LED light box signs and menu boxes.

Backlit poster printing refers to the process of creating posters that are specifically designed to be illuminated from behind. These posters are printed on translucent or semi-translucent materials that allow light to pass through them. When placed in a backlit frame or display, such as a lightbox or LED frame, the poster becomes illuminated, making the images and text on the poster stand out with vibrant colours and high visibility.

Use our Free Backlit Poster Design Tool to choose your own backgrounds, themes, and fonts. Once you have the design ready, just send us the file and we’ll do the rest! Order as little as 1 backlit poster print with free UK delivery!

Product Specifications

  • Backlit Posters / Duratrans
  • For Light Box Frame Displays
  • 215 Micron Translucent Film
  • Scratch Resistant Gloss Surface
  • Full Colour High-Definition Print
  • Custom Sizes & Shapes Available
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    The design fee includes image sourcing and up to 3 free revisions. Logo design or enhancement is not included. Delivery dates will be affected to compensate for design time.

    To avoid delays please ensure your artwork is supplied correctly. We will only contact you if there is something wrong with your supplied file.

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Backlit Poster Printing from Cheap as Prints

Backlit poster printing offers a versatile and effective way to make your visuals and messages stand out in various settings by using backlighting to create a visually appealing and attention-grabbing display. The special semi-transparent material is designed to allow light to pass through allowing your designs to burst into life! Backlit posters are often designed to be durable and weather-resistant, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Backlit posters are known for their ability to display high-resolution graphics and vibrant colours, making them ideal for showcasing eye-catching visuals. These posters are meant to be used in conjunction with a light source positioned behind them. Common options include LED light panels, fluorescent tubes, or other backlit displays. Unlike traditional paper posters, backlit posters offer more definition, meaning even from a distance fine details and colours will be more striking. Additionally, the media is coated with a non-adhesive finish to ensure the poster does not stick to the frame from the heat radiated from the lights.

Backlit posters are commonly used in advertising and promotional campaigns. For example, highlighting products, promotions, or branding in retail stores. They create an appealing and professional look and are highly effective in drawing attention. Backlit poster advertising is also very evident in trade show booths, cinema halls, and other locations where visibility is crucial. The versatility of backlits allows them to be used for artistic and decorative purposes. They can enhance the ambiance of spaces like bars, restaurants, museums, and galleries.

Designing backlit posters requires a balance between creativity and practicality. Keep in mind that the effectiveness of your design will depend on how well it captures attention and conveys the intended message when illuminated from behind. Start off by determining the purpose of your backlit poster. Are you advertising a product, promoting an event, or creating a decorative piece? Use high-resolution images and graphics to ensure the best print quality. Images should be sharp and in a format suitable for large-format printing. Design your poster with a clear focal point that draws attention. This could be a central image, headline, or product. Choose fonts that are easy to read, especially when illuminated. Use contrasting colours for text and background to ensure legibility. Select vibrant and eye-catching colours and keep in mind how they will appear when backlit. Colours can appear more vivid when illuminated. Organise your content in a visually appealing and balanced manner. Use grids, alignment, and spacing to create a cohesive design. Craft a concise and compelling message. Use persuasive language and communicate the key information clearly. Less is often more with posters.

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At Cheap as Prints, we offer exceptional quality backlit posters printed using fade-resistant inks. They are perfect for any business looking to maximise its brand visibility. Backlit posters can be seen in cinemas, theatres, airports, bus stops, shop entrances, restaurants, and exhibitions. The material is also ideal for backlit photo prints directly from raw images. We have a long list of photography clients who use the backlit poster material to display their photos at exhibitions and events. The possibilities are endless! Our backlit posters are printed on 215mic polyester film for a high quality and vibrant finish. We offer A4, A3, A2, A1, A0, B1, B2, 20″ x 30″, 30″ x 40″, 40″ x 60″ and custom sizes to suit every requirement.

Use our online backlit poster calculator for instant prices and quantity discounts. Then simply send us your artwork file or let our professional designers help! Our artwork rates are competitively priced and we can send you a design draft within 2 days. If you still wish to provide your own artwork you can download our free backlit poster design templates to be sure your artwork meets printing requirements.


  • What are backlit posters?

    Backlit posters allow the correct amount of light to pass through in LED light boxes. The media is coated with a thin film to ensure light is distributed evenly across the entire display. Backlit posters are recommended for large format displays so they can be seen clearly in the day or night.

  • Are backlit posters and duratrans the same thing?

    Backlit prints are also known as Duratrans or Fujitrans. These can be photographs or images printed on semi-transparent material for displaying inside a lightbox frame.

  • What's the difference between paper posters and backlit posters?

    Standard paper posters will not serve its purpose within a LED display frame. The backlit poster media has a formulated print surface that glows when lit from behind. It also has a higher heat and temperature threshold compared to traditional posters.

  • Are backlit posters safe?

    The backlit media has special heat absorbing properties making it safe for use inside light box frames.

  • How do you print your backlit posters?

    Our backlit posters are printed on premium quality 215 micron gloss polyester using eco-solvent inks. These inks ensure superb image clarity and prevent colour fade.

  • What size backlit posters do you print?

    We offer A and B-size backlit posters including custom sizes. Please see our list below:

    • A4 Backlit Posters – 210 x 297mm
    • A3 Backlit Posters – 297 x 420mm
    • A2 Backlit Posters – 420 x 594mm
    • A1 Backlit Posters – 594 x 841mm
    • A0 Backlit Posters – 841 x1189mm
    • B1 Backlit Posters – 707 x 1000mm
    • B2 Backlit Posters – 500 x 707mm
    • 20 x 30inch Backlit Posters – 508 x 762mm
    • 30 x 40inch Backlit Posters – 762 x 1016mm
    • 40 x 60inch Backlit Posters – 1016 x 1524mm
    • Custom Backlit Posters – use our online backlit poster calculator for bespoke sizes and quantities.

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent quality backlit posters delivered in great condition.

    Stu - Verfied Buyer
  • Super pleased with our A2 backlits. The quality of the print and finish was spot on. My order came 2 days earlier than expected and was very well packaged.

    Stephen - Verfied Buyer
  • The cheapest backlits I have found online. Didn’t expect much but was surprised with the quality.

    Queens Fishbar - Verfied Buyer
  • Fully recommend! Duratrans turned out better than expect, Thank you.

    Lawson Hail - Verfied Buyer
  • 5 Star service from start to finish.

    Percy - Verfied Buyer
  • Great service with super fast delivery. The print on these backlits are far superior than any other I have ordered online. Will be back for more.

    Jannah Huffman - Verfied Buyer
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