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Aaron McCulla

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Post Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:35 pm

Help sourcing printable vinyl for an illuminated lightbox please?

Hi everyone,

We are looking for a printable vinyl for a lightbox.

Will be for pos stands. Can be put on either clear or opal perspex.

Never used the stuff before so dont know what brands to turn to.

Any tips or recommendations.
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Post Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:50 pm

Re: Help sourcing printable vinyl for an illuminated lightbox please?

Hi Aaron,

We recently used James at group 101 for some Duratrans which looked great. Give him a shout.
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Post Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:13 pm

Re: Help sourcing printable vinyl for an illuminated lightbox please?

metamark do a backlit printable vinyl
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Aaron McCulla

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Post Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:01 am

Re: Help sourcing printable vinyl for an illuminated lightbox please?

Thanks, il try and see if anyone here stocks it.
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Post Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:42 am

Re: Help sourcing printable vinyl for an illuminated lightbox please?

We do mainly backlit menus but use a polyester backlit film for this as they slide into menu cases as opposed to sticking to the acrylic. We buy that via www.Europoint.co, but you can source via most other usual suspects.

If you only have a one off type print to do, i would suggest printing onto regular clear/white backed digital media, and trying that. I have done this in the past and worked equally as well. this was mounted onto opal acrylic "not clear" because the opal helps diffuse and spread the light.

regardless to what you use, do a test print and illuminate it to make sure you are happy. I say this because once illuminated you can get a very washed out appearance and requires you to darken the prints, increases the passes etc to get the desired effect.
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Aaron McCulla

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Post Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:19 pm

Re: Help sourcing printable vinyl for an illuminated lightbox please?

Ok so ive ran a few print tests on 5mm opal with clear vinyl printed. Thought i would upload my findings...

Top to bottom print order
Rf640 uv ink
sp540i solvent
Rf640 uv ink overprint
sp540i solvent overprint.

I think the sp540i seems to be giving me the best results but im sure i could increase the contrast on the uv ink!

Thanks for the tips!
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Post Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:41 am

Re: Help sourcing printable vinyl for an illuminated lightbox please?

I generally use Hexis printable translucent
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Kevin Beck

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Post Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:48 pm

Re: Help sourcing printable vinyl for an illuminated lightbox please?

Hexis back lit white for us
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Post Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:06 am

Re: Help sourcing printable vinyl for an illuminated lightbox please?

We always print a standard clear and mount to 0.5 light transit opal.

Or we also now print direct to opal and this works very well too
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Post Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:51 pm

Re: Help sourcing printable vinyl for an illuminated lightbox please?

would increasing the light source to leds make any improvments ?

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