Backlit Graphics

In a marketplace with branding as far as the eye can see, backlit graphics add dimension and visual interest to static advertising, showcasing your business by day, and glowing like a beacon at night.

Whether indoors or out, the marketing experts at AlphaGraphics can help you design remarkable backlit photos, posters, and building signs that not only elevate interest in your brand but inspire people to do business with you.

Vivid backlit signage & graphics get noticed

Backlit graphics, or translucent signs illuminated from behind with a light source, are a sensational way to promote your organization’s name, logo and product offerings. AlphaGraphics offers durable, eye-catching signs that will shine day and night!

Our backlit signage options

Backlit signage requires two basic elements: a light box and a printed graphic.

The three main types of lightboxes are:

Fluorescent Graphics are evenly lit by standard fluorescent tubes

LED Intensely bright but energy-efficient. Require adequate diffusion to evenly spread light

Edge-lit LED Popular for retail graphics, these inexpensive light boxes house lights evenly spaced around the frame

Backlit Sign Printing In New Bern, NC

Nothing draws more attention than a backlit sign.  In areas of low or no light, a backlit sign can be seen from a far distance. Even in the daytime, a backlit sign can still draw eyeballs and stand out in a sea of advertising. They are great for areas with high traffic such as indoor or outdoor malls, fairs or even trade shows and conventions.


A lightbox is usually the main kind of backlit sign that some businesses opt for. The lightbox is an actual box that is constructed out of durable metal (such as aluminum) and then graphics and lighting (and ballast/electrical wiring to connect a power source) are added. There are 3 kinds of lighting options to choose from.

 Fluorescent SignsThis is the standard lighting option and has been around for decades. Regular fluorescent bulbs are added in order to light up

  • LED Signs: LED’s are great for saving money on power. They can come in a wide variety of colors and options. However, in order to spread the light evenly, adequate diffusion is required.
  • Edge LED Signs: These kinds of lightboxes are popular with retail signage. The LED’s are only added to the edges, thereby saving on cost (and power consumption over both fluorescent and regular LED’s)

Once you have determined what kind of lightbox you’re going to use, then it’s onto the graphic design. AlphaGraphics of New Bern has years of experience in helping local businesses design and create the perfect lightbox. There are many options to choose from and our friendly and knowledgeable experts will walk you through the entire process.

 The combination of the graphic and light can create a backlit sign that will draw attention from both near and far. If you want to drive offline traffic to online channels, you can easily add such things as a QR Code, SMS Short code or a link to your mobile website. Instead of just drawing attention to your sign, you can now start to capture people’s information by adding an email or information capture form to your mobile site.

 The possibilities for a backlit sign are endless. It’s one of the better ways to have your brand and company stand out in areas that are flooded with advertisements all competing for the attention of your potential customers.

 To learn more about how AlphaGraphics of New Bern can produce and design your next backlit signs project, you may email us, request a quote or call us at (252) 633-3199.

Areas We Serve

AlphaGraphics offers backlit sign production and design in New Bern, Havelock, Jacksonville, Kinston, Greenville and surrounding areas in Eastern North Carolina.

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