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Interior Backlit Printing Question

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by scottmcdonald, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. scottmcdonald

    scottmcdonald New Member

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    Does anyone have a suggestion on a good backlit to print on for interior lighted boxes. What you see in casinos. I use Shil Optilux 3549. After print I Thermal Laminate It with capco 10mil Gloss lam.The cost is very high. Im hoping to find a cheaper way to print these without losing quality. I have a solvent and UV Printer.
     
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  2. signwizz

    signwizz Active Member

    for starters you shouldn't have to laminate indoors that should save u a bit
     
  3. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

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    Welcome from OK

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  4. limacchina

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    Hello and welcome !
     
  5. chafro

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    What you see in casinos is mostly duratrans, which is a photographic process. Latex printers are doing the best backlights right now, duratrans aside.

    but you should be able to print good backlight with a UV printer. Laminate is not very common in backlight, we only use it were costumer will be in constant contact with it and may scratch it.

    We are printing around 50,000 square feet a month of beautiful backlights with latex printers at a cost around .6 USD a square feet. Uv or solvent should be cheaper on inks.

    the secret to good backlight is a good profile but for that you need a spectrophotometer with transmissive readings, they are not cheap. Barbieri has good ones.
     
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