What Is Backlit Photography?

Backlit photography involves a film printing process that uniquely captures the color of photographs, artwork, or graphics when lit from behind with a special light source. Custom backlit photography uses a premium large format color, translucent polyester film, also known as a transparency. Our eco-friendly inks and inkjet printers, produce a high-definition, brilliantly colorful transparency that is simply beautiful.

I am not familiar with backlit prints and photos. Are they used for commercial displays?

Even though you may not think you are familiar with backlit prints and photos, you probably have seen them used in commercial displays at airports, shopping malls, bus stops, in building lobbies and offices, and as window posters or photos.

Is backlit digital photo printing used just for retail displays?

Backlit digital photo printing, though normally only used for retail displays in the past, are now available through Artisan HD for the individual consumer. You can now get backlit photograph prints of your personal photographs and artwork for use in your home or office. It is a brilliant way to decorate.

What kind of light process do you use to create your custom backlit photography?

One way we create our custom backlit photography is using Duratrans™, Kodak’s large format, color transparency material fabricated to make large format graphics or posters for backlit displays. It is considered the finest transparency material available.

Duratrans prints have a digital resolution of up to 4,000 dpi (dots per inch) as compared to other materials with a maximum of 2,880 dpi. The results are truer, more vibrant colors, and sharp, crisp details. The Duratrans is printed on the LightJet. We do also print on backlit film on the Arizona 350 GT using the UV ink – 2 separate processes.

Our Arizona 350 GT inkjet printer uses a UV curable ink process, ensuring durable, long lasting, and fade-resistant prints.

What are LED Lit photos?

LED stands for light-emitting diode. LED’s emit only one color of light, but when combined with other diodes, produces a large array of colors. These remarkable diodes have an incredibly long life.

YOur special prints are backlit LED Lit photos. The combination of using special transparency film for printing and LEDs for the light source, offers you the finest high resolution, unique reprints of your favorite artworks, photographs and graphics.

Artisan HD is pleased to offer backlit photos for your personal use, or to give to someone as an extraordinary gift. We know you will be delighted with your purchase.