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Best Print Shop in Houston For Backlit Decals


Backlit Decal Signs

Backlit decals are an outstanding solution if you need vivid graphics for your illuminated sign that are visible 24/7. These high-quality backlit signs are used indoors as well as outdoors. They are weather-resistant and can last for years with proper care. Decals for backlit signs create a wide spectrum of colors, providing brilliant graphics that entice customers and enhance brand appeal.

These signs are made with translucent vinyl decals that permit light to pass through them. The material to which the decal is applied to is also transparent so that it may be illuminated from the back. The main materials used as a base for backlit signs are acrylic, lexan, glass or other glass-like surfaces. These are transparent materials that provide perfect visibility for back-illuminated signs. 

Backlit decals are used for making light boxes, decorating storefront windows, cinema stands, shop displays and more. We offer custom backlit decals for making illuminated signs for both business and personal needs. 

You can create your envisioned design with our free graphic tool or choose one of our free templates. The design you pick will be printed onto the decal with long-lasting UV protected inks. This method ensures that the print will not fade away over time, retaining its initial look for an extended period.

Custom Backlit Signs

Signs with backlit film are applied in malls, restaurants, museums, industrial institutions or during special events like trade shows or exhibitions. Backlit logo signs are perfect for all establishments that want to get easily noticed by passersby.

If you are looking for a professional visual identity for your brand, backlit signs are a reliable means of branding. 

Since the base material is translucent, the decal graphics become visibly bright when the material is illuminated from behind. Due to our triple-printing technique, the graphics don’t lose their vivid quality with illumination - on the contrary, they become even more striking. 

Backlit decals have photographic-quality prints and can be easily replaced if needed. The images can be applied and removed within minutes depending on the size of the backlit sign. The estimated lifespan of backlit decals is 3+ years with proper placement and care. 

We have the resources and expertise to provide the best-quality backlit decals in the industry. Equipped with the latest technology, we can tailor-make your decals in accordance with all your requirements.


  • Translucent

  • Highly adhesive

  • Vibrant 

  • Printed in full-color

  • Water-proof

  • Long lasting

  • UV-resistant

  • Easy to apply

Custom Design

Here at Square Signs, backlit decals are fully customizable starting at the design and ending with the buying options. You can use our free design tool to create your backlit decal from scratch. We offer an endless number of ready artwork that you can customize to your liking.  

 Our thousands of free shapes, elements and backgrounds will allow you to create a stunning design within minutes. You can also upload your personal images or a ready-made design and get them directly printed on backlit decals. If you will need assistance, our professional designers are ready to help you out. Just get in touch with us and we can discuss all the details of your project.

Backlit Decal Usage 

Backlit signs can be used for various purposes, whether business or personal. You can use backlit signs to reach out and connect with customers or create beautiful interior decor. Here are some signage ideas that can be optimized with illuminated decals.

Backlit Decals for Cinema Posters

Backlit decals are often used by movie theaters to display film posters inside illuminated displays. Custom backlit signs provide the perfect visibility for cinema posters with their vivid graphics. Got an impressive home theater? We offer backlit signs for frames so that you can create the right atmosphere with your favorite movie posters.

Backlit Signs for Events

Illuminated signs will make every event memorable. The bright colors of these outdoor backlit signs leave an indelible impression on guests. Backlit decals can be used for promotional, informative as well as decorative displays at events. Concert organizers can use backlit signs to promote sponsors or display their list of headliners. Wedding planners can use custom backlit graphics to display the images of the bride and groom or their initials. Backlit signs can be put to a variety of uses at events and provide stunning visuals.

Backlit Signs for Businesses

Professional backlit signs will help you get a leg up on the competition by offering irresistible graphics that will immediately capture attention. Backlit shop signs with translucent vinyl are often used for storefront branding. The backlit signs provide a constant promotion for your brand day and night. Backlit commercial signs can be a great asset to any business be it for indoor or outdoor purposes.

Backlit Decals for Subway Ads

Subways are famous for their advertising displays. These can be product promotions, movie posters, exhibition announcements and numerous other types of ads. What makes commercial subway signs so attractive is their sizable visuals that pop when accompanied by a bright light. Backlit decals are a popular choice among subway displays. The material is very easy to apply and remove which makes the process of replacement much easier. You can greatly benefit from advertising your brand through illuminated backlit signs in high traffic areas such as subways and metro stations.

Backlit Restaurant Signs

Restaurants can take advantage of backlit film signs by displaying their specials, logo or entire menu. Backlit logo signs are perfect for attracting customers 24/7. There are multiple options for menu boards and one of the most effective is with the use of backlit decals. Such menus can be seen displayed both indoors and outdoors. A backlit decal will work perfectly for illuminated menus when applied to a translucent base material. The backlit film can be easily replaced when the menu gets updated. Use backlit decals with back illumination to display special offers and entice hungry customers.

Drive-Thru Backlit Signs

Menu boards look dazzling when displayed indoors as well as outdoors. They’re especially effective for drive-thru restaurants and venues that operate in the evening hours. Outdoor menus are often illuminated to be visible in the dark as many drive-thrus operate late into the night and have their lights on 24/7. Backlit decals are the perfect choice for illuminated drive-thru menu displays. The medium perfectly highlights menu items with back illumination. Drive-thru restaurant owners can benefit from backlit decals as these graphics will attract more traffic when it’s dark out.

Backlit Decals for Sidewalk Displays

Sidewalk displays are one of the most common means of outdoor advertising. Oftentimes, these displays are illuminated to provide visibility day and night. A backlit decal is the best option for these because the translucence of the material allows it to be visible in the dark when paired with lights. It ensures that attractive graphics stand out and make an impression. Backlit decals are also easy to replace so they’re perfect for displaying seasonal and holiday promotions.

Decorative Backlit Signs

Backlit decals are also a popular choice for interior decoration. You can order family or personal images printed on translucent vinyl and display it on illuminated frames to create unique home decor. You can also get a small cinema box for thematic decoration and create a home cinema vibe with your favorite movie scenes. Everything here can be individualized. Give free reign to your imagination and create custom illuminated signs with whatever backlit decals you envision.

Personalized Backlit Signs

Apart from all the above-mentioned types of backlit signs, you can get decals for personal purposes. Whether you use backlit signs with decals indoors or outdoors, for advertising or personal use, they’ll be sure to pique the curiosity of anyone within view. You can apply backlit decals to any transparent or translucent surface and use back-illumination to entice people with catchy graphics.

Light Box Lexan Face With Backlit Decals

If you want to create a light box sign or change the face of your old LED sign you can get a custom lexan face covered with a backlit decal. Lexan is a flexible and highly durable material often used for making illuminated signs. Order a ready face replacement for your light box with custom graphics.


Custom backlit decals are made of highly adhesive translucent vinyl material. The see-through material is perfect for illuminated signs. Backlit film comes in a standard white roll but you can order decals for your backlit signs in custom colors and sizes. Although the material is highly adhesive, it comes off easily without leaving any residue. The minimum size of the material is 6”x6” and the maximum size is 52”x306”.


For translucent vinyl printing, we use premium-quality UV inks. During the decal printing process for backlit signage, special UV rays dry the inks and make the print sun-resistant. This method provides a longer lifespan to the print and protects its colors from fading. We use a special triple printing system for illuminated decals. For the first layer, we print the design, then we add a middle layer of white ink and after that, we print another layer of the design. This provides better color density and contrast to the print, giving it a unique brilliance when illuminated.


Our backlit decals are cut into custom shapes with a high-precision plotter machine. It offers faultless cuts on self-adhesive and soft materials like translucent vinyl. You can have your decals custom cut into any size and shape. The table of the plotter machine comes with a wide range of specialty tools that make it extremely fast and flexible. Thanks to its advanced toolkit, the machine ensures that your signs are cut with the highest accuracy possible. You can choose from the following cutting options for backlit decals.

Cutting Options

Square or Rectangle

With this cutting option, backlit decals are cut into standard square or rectangle shapes according to the chosen dimensions.


If you prefer your square or rectangle backlit decals to have rounded edges then you should choose this option. It gives the decal a more refined appearance.


You can choose this option if you would like your backlit decals to be cut into the exact shape of your design. 


With this option, your backlit decal will be cut into the shape of your design with an extra white border surrounding it.

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