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Backlit Applications


Backlit applications are color graphics illuminated from behind by (mostly) an LED light source. Key for backlit applications next to a good substrate are vivid colors and perfect registration.

Production details

Here you can see a sample of a backlit application printed on a Xeikon 9800 digital press.

  • Print dimensions: 192 x 300 mm
  • Substrate: Translucent backlit film 175μm
  • Toner: QA-CD toner 
  • Finishing: Die cut and double sided tape

The Xeikon 9800 has been the digital press of choice due to its extraordinary performance with its Xeikon One-Pass-Duplex™ technology delivering high photographic quality 1200 dpi graphics at high speeds.

Sample of a digital printed backlit application

What is the value of digital printing?

Digital production is making it easier and more affordable to produce one-off posters and signage for marketing purposes. The shorter run lengths, possibilities of store or regional specific campaigns and the demand for quick turnaround underlines the advantages of digital production as well as the availability for larger format like the B2 digital presses.

Furthermore digital printing with Xeikon offers:

  • vivid colors with a high lightfastness
  • no need for multiple passes, interlayer white or blockout techniques
  • unequalled quality versus wide format inkjet equipment
  • excellent deinkability to support and ensure optimized recycling process

Which is the preferred digital press for backlit applications?

The Xeikon 9800 digital printing press. The ultimate performer in digital document printing, which combines top quality printing, speed and versatility in media handling while offering a flexible workflow:

  • wide substrate range: from (un)coated to paperboard between 40 and 350 gsm (27 lb. text to 122 lb. cover)
  • top web speed: up to 21.5 m/min (70 ft/min)
  • high quality printing: 1200 dpi with wide color gamut and spot colors
  • variable data capabilities: perfectly suited for high-end marketing jobs
  • variable printing width up to 512 mm (20.2’’): unlimited length

Which is the preferred digital production solution?

Below you can see an example of a full production set-up for backlit applications, which includes a Xeikon 9800 digital press with Xeikon One-Pass-Duplex™ technology, resulting in high speed output and a Jogger Table to accommodate for the long sheets. It is our complete digital printing solution, which comes with all the necessary components for seamless digital graphic arts printing.

Digital production solution with a Xeikon 9800


You can see this application live in the following events:

Xeikon Café - Packaging Innovations