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FAQ's that we often get asked...

This page is where we have taken a few of of the questions we are often asked. We will add to and change these from time to time and hope that you will find the questions and answers of interest.

If you have any questions please feel free to call us on 0333 123 0345.

Q. "What are the differences between Back Lit, Edge Lit and Front Lit illumination?"

A. Back Lit: These are light boxes where the illumination comes from the light source placed behind a translucent graphic such a transparency or digital print to illuminate it.

Edge Lit: This is where the light source is placed along the edge of either specially formulated or engraved acrylic to make the panel "light up".

Front Lit: This is where the illumination is placed in front of the graphic so the light shines onto the front surface of any graphics printed onto cardboard or a solid substrate.

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Q. "What are the advantages or disadvantages of the three different illumination methods?"

A. Back Lit: Illuminated comes from standard T5 or T8 fluorescent tubes which are available from most electrical wholesalers for easy replacement. Disadvantage; there can be several in a light box and when lamps fail, shadows often become visible and the sign looks untidy.

Edge Lit: Illumination comes from T5 fluorescent tubes or more latterly LED as the light emitted illuminates the whole panel totally eliminating shadows or hot spots. Edge lit boxes are ultimately slimmer than back lit. Disadvantage: Some restriction in size.

Front Lit: Fluorescent lighting for menu and poster display cases with simple lamp replacement. Disadvantage: Generally, only one lamp is used and if this fails illumination stops until the lamp is replaced.
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