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Backlit Poster Printing

Advertise through the night with one of our stunning backlit posters. Available in sizes ranging from A3 to 2AO (with custom sizes available on request) we print our backlit posters on semi-transparent media which gives off a glow when lit from behind. The posters are printed in very high resolution at 1440dpi, and we use eco-solvent waterproof inks that are suitable for outdoor and indoor use.

Artwork Guidelines, and More Info

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Size Options

Print and Design Options

  • Select this option if you have print ready artwork. Please ensure that the quality, proportions, and spelling have all been checked.

  • Select this option if you require our professional design service. Whether you're a small company or a well-known brand, we can help you.

Select 'Yes' if you require us to proof your artwork, for free, before printing. We will check that your file will produce high quality print results. Please note: we will contact you via email if there are any issues.

  • £30 - Approx. 1 hours design time. Ideal for creating designs that are simple and to-the-point, our standard design package can include your message, and assets such as images and logos. Includes up to 3 revisions.

    A separate item will be added to your cart for the design fee.

  • £50 - Approx. 2 hours design time. The advanced package is perfect for those who need a more complex design which requires a higher level of detail, such as logo enhancement and image sourcing. Includes up to 5 revisions.

    A separate item will be added to your cart for the design fee.

If you plan to send your artwork later, please expect that the lead time will correspond to when we receive your artwork. You'll be able to send your artwork via Email, Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Select 'Yes' if you have any files for our Design Team to use, such as logos and imagery. Select 'No' if no files are required.

Allowed file extensions: .pdf .ai .eps .psd .tif .jpg .jpeg

Please note: The upload preview may appear distorted if the file colour mode is CMYK or has no background. Don't worry, we'll receive the original file just fine.

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How do Backlit Posters Work?

Backlit posters are designed for use with a framed light box. They are printed on special semi-transparent media that is coated with a thin film that ensures that light in distributed evenly across your poster. The result is a stunning poster that glows. Backlit posters are usually printed in large format so that they can be clearly seen during the day or at night.

Why Choose a Backlit Poster?

In comparison with traditional printed posters, backlit posters have much more definition – even from a distance viewers will be able to see the fine details, colours and contrasts of your poster design. Because the poster is lit from behind and therefore glows it’s perfect for situations when you want your poster to be visible at night too. This style of poster is often used in cinemas but is also a great choice for spaces such as airports, shopping malls, storefronts and restaurants. Such is the exceptional quality of backlit posters, photographers often display backlit poster prints of their work in art galleries.

Don’t Have a Design for Your Backlit Poster Yet?

Struggling to design your poster artwork? No problem! Just select the ‘Design & Print’ option and choose the standard or advanced package, if you’re not sure which suits your needs best please contact us. Any assets you have, such as logos or imagery can then be uploaded and a design brief left in the notes section. Next proceed through to checkout to pay for your backlit poster. After we process your order a member of our design team will contact you with a design for your approval.

Not sure that a backlit poster is the right option for you? We're also specialists in backlit banners which provide another great way to get your advertising or promotions noticed.

Any questions or queries please contact us on 0800 612 9266 or email us at Our team of poster printing experts are standing by to help!

Be sure to also check out our other indoor and outdoor poster printing products or go to our main poster printing page to view the wide range of poster options and sizes that are available.

Artwork Guidelines

When supplying your own artwork, please ensure it is print ready. You can check our full guidelines for supplying artwork on our printing FAQs page.

If you haven't created your artwork yet we have a highly skilled design team ready to take on your project, just choose the design service from the product options and one of our team will be in touch.

Delivery Info

The website will provide an accurate estimate of the delivery timescales on all orders, please add items to your cart and once in checkout decide the service levels you need.

If you have a particularly large order or are looking for even quicker delivery times please contact us and we will try our utmost to help.

Please note that lead time corresponds with when we receive print ready artwork.


What are backlit posters?

Backlit posters are printed on a transparent film. When lit from behind in a light box, the material causes the image on the film to take on a glow.

What are backlit posters used for?

Backlit posters have many applications, such as outdoor signage, retail displays, restaurant menu boards, trade show displays, promotional posters, and kiosk signs.

What sizes of posters do you print?

We print all standard poster sizes as well as custom sizes.

How do I order a backlit poster?

To place an order online, simply select your options and upload your artwork, or choose our design service on this page and proceed through checkout.

What format should my artwork be in?

Please read our guidelines for supplying artwork

Can I upload more than one image per order?

If you’re ordering more than one poster of the same size, and have various pieces of artwork to supply, our uploader will allow you to add as many images as you need to complete you order.

Can you colour match?

Our printers produce CMYK images and artwork supplied in this format will be printed with the colour values stated. We do offer a personalised colour matching service please contact our sales office for more information and pricing.

Can you edit my artwork?

Yes, we can make amendments to your artwork. For this you will need to select one of our design services, which will allow for approx 1 hour or 2 hours design time depending on the package you choose.

Can I collect from store?

If it is convenient for you to collect or arrange collection from our factory in Manchester, you can select this option during the checkout process.


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Installation Services

We offer a comprehensive service including the option to make use of our bespoke installation service, available across the whole of the UK. We can take care of everything starting with the design and printing of your large format banner and ending with its on-site installation.

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Trade accounts

Trade accounts are available for repeat customers who wish to simplify their ordering process and enjoy some great trade account benefits. 

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Large order discounts

At Big Art and Banners, the more you buy the more you save. We offer unbeatable discount rates based on the size or quantity of your order.

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