Backlit Fabric Printing

For tensioned fabric lightbox frames. UV or dye sublimation printing. Can be sewn with silicone edging.
  • Polyester based fabric for rear illumination
  • Suitable for tensioned fabric frames and lightboxes
  • Can be printed with a UV or dye sublimation process
  • Printed from the roll up to 3.1M wide x any length
  • Can be sewn with velcro or silicone edging
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Backlit display fabric is specifically designed for use with illuminated display systems such as wall mounted fabric lightboxes, free standing fabric lightboxes and illuminated event systems. Backlit fabric prints can be finished to almost any specification including the sewing of different types of silicone edge profile for fitment to tensioned frames.


Illuminated Fabric Prints

Backlit fabric prints have become increasingly popular as a material for the production of lightbox graphics. Fabric prints are generally sewn with a silicone edging bead (referred to as keder) that allows the printed graphic to push-fit into the frame whereby it is held in place under tension.

As fabric lightbox prints fit into a small channel at the frame edge, the finished backlit fabric print can have almost no visible bezel around the edge, providing a modern aesthetic look and feel.

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Keder For Fabric Lightbox Prints

If you require backlit prints to fit a pre-existing tensioned illuminated fabric frame, it's important to ensure that the graphic is sewn with the correct type of silicone edging (keder).

The manufacturer of your lightbox frame can normally provide the details for the correct keder profile but if you are unsure or this information is not available, we can help.

Please measure the width and depth of the channel and email the details. We can check and advise which profile from our stock could be suitable and can even arrange to send a small sample so you can test it prior to ordering your prints.


Choice Of UV Or Dye Sublimation Backlit Fabric Printing Processes

Backlit fabric can be printed either dye sublimation or UV process depending on the application.

UV printing gives the best reproduction with the maximum degree of ink density since the ink is 'cured' forming a flexible skin on the surface of the fabric. The drawback with UV printing however is that the fabric cannot be tightly folded without causing damage (bruising) to the printed ink. UV printed backlit prints can be rolled loosely for transport and storage and should be treated with reasonable care in order to prevent damage.

Dye sublimation printing involves printing water based ink to the surface of the fabric which is run through a rotary heat press afterwards. The heating process turns the dried ink into a gas that dyes the polyester fabric. The benefit of dye sublimation fabric printing is that the material high highly durable and can be folded etc without causing any 'bruising' or damage to the ink.

Most backlit fabric prints are printed with the UV process whereby the print is rolled and delivered in a tube or other suitable carton. If you need to fold your print for transport and storage (for example a large backlit exhibition graphic) then dye sublimation prints will provide the durability you need. We offer both printing processes and are happy to advise customers on the most suitable method of production for the backlit fabric printing they require.


Custom Size Backlit Fabric Prints

We can provide backlit fabric prints at widths of up to 3.1 Metres x almost any continuous length.

Our Zund digital cutting systems allow backlit fabric printing to be trimmed to any given size or bespoke pattern quickly and accurately. This is an important factor if the backlit prints are to be fitted to tensioned frames whereby correct sizing is critical.

Our team are happy to provide support and assistance and can work with you to achieve the correct fitment for any pre-existing backlit display system. We can also supply backlit fabric material samples on request should you require them.

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Fire Rated Backlit Fabric Printing

Both UV printed backlit fabric graphics and dye sublimation backlit fabric graphics are fire rated for use in commercial spaces.

Full material technical data sheets are available for download for both products.

Illumination Of Backlit Fabric Printing

Our fabric graphics are designed for rear LED illumination but can be viewed with or without backlighting. Backlit fabruc graphics are compatible with most edge lit LED lightboxes and LED rear panel illuminated lightbox systems.

If you have questions about the suitability of our prints for your particular display, please reach out to a member of our team who can assist.

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Any questions? Please just contact a member of our friendly team who will be happy to provide obligation-free advice and support

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