There are several issues to consider to get the most from your Fabric Light Box display. This guide outlines them and gives advice so that together, we can get maximum benefit from your new display solution.
Size (Height x Width)
Firstly, consider the physical size (height x width) of your Fabric Light Box.
If it’s for mounting on a wall, make sure it will use enough of the available space to attract attention. However, it shouldn’t be so big that it overly dominates the wall, or that it will be partly hidden by furniture or other items placed in front of it.
If it’s to be a free-standing display for exhibitions, conferences, etc., make sure it will be tall enough to be seen – but not too wide for the space available.
Also consider the graphics and/or images you wish to display.
If the Fabric Light Box is to display your own promotional material, these can be designed and printed to any size. If it will be mainly to display prints of stock images, consider that the most common size of such images is a 3:2 ratio. Think of your traditional 6”x4” photos! Because of this, a Fabric Light Box in 3:2 proportions may suit best. An example of this is a 1.8m x 1.2m Fabric Light Box we supplied to a client in Dublin.
Remember that a Fabric Light Box is a three-dimensional object. You must allow for its depth, as well as its height and width. We have a number of options available, including:
Remember too that a Fabric Light Box is of little use if it doesn’t shine forth brightly enough. More lights means a brighter box – but it adds to the cost too, so you must weigh one factor against the other. See here for a guide to the light levels we can achieve, and the relative costs.
This is one of the most important factors in getting the best from your Fabric Light Box. A low-res image will look blurred and pixelated when printed at a large size, lessening the impact of your display.
Ideally, we like to print fabrics at 150 dpi (Dots Per Inch). This equates to 28.346 pixels per centimetre. It means that for a 1.8m x 1.2m Fabric Light Box, like the one we already mentioned, we would aim for a resolution of 10630 x 7086 pixels.
We can achieve an acceptable result from 72 dpi upwards, but detail in the final image will be much sharper when printed at 150 dpi.
Finally, consider how and where your Fabric Light Box will be plugged in.
If yours is to a free-standing one for displays and conferences, it may not matter if it has an electrical cable trailing from it in your temporary exhibition space.
However, if it is to be permanent feature somewhere, particularly if wall-mounted, then recessed cabling will help as it will not detract from the image itself. We advise you speak to your electrical contractor about options here.
Contact us for more
If you require any more details regarding a Fabric Light Box, simply contact us at your convenience. We’ll be glad to help!