Light Box wall art and displays using DuraTrans are most commonly seen in point of purchase (POP) retail displays. And with good reason!

Backlit, colorful display art catches  your eye and professional printing on DuraTrans makes images POP when lit up from behind. Because of modern printing innovations, a light box is no longer reserved for retail displays and is making its way into chic homes all over!

Why use a light box to display your favorite art?

ArtisanHD Light Box sample from artist Max Zorn

Photo Credit: Tape Artist Max Zorn does an amazing job of showcasing his unique style of art using simple light boxes.

Max Zorn, an amazing large format street artist we admire, uses the back-lighting from lightboxes to display his art work – which he makes out of tape!  As Max points out, stained glass is captivating when the sunlight shines through it.  A custom-made light box is a welcomed addition to nearly any room and provides a singular aesthetic.  Reasons to build your own include:

  • Ambiance Lighting that looks good and is functional
  • Showcase your art in a unique way
  • Transform existing art into something even more special

How to Build Your Own Art Light Box Display – DIY Style!

  1. Start assembling your DIY Art Light Box by nailing in three finish nails to hold each corner of your DIY Light Box together. (The two shorter planks will sit inside the two longer ones.)
  2. Next, you’ll want to make sure the box is square, measure from corner to corner at a diagonal across the box. If both measurements are the same, you’re set; if not, adjust as necessary, then drill three screws into each corner. (Mad respect to my ninth-grade geometry teacher, Mrs. Blaney!)
  3. Alright – time to take a breather – reward yourself with a refreshing beverage!
  4. Now, for the fourth step, you’ll want to nail your trim pieces inside your light box, flush with the edge—two longer ones first, and parallel to each other, then two shorter pieces between them.
  5. Print your art using DuraTrans backlit media or as a direct to Plexiglas print from ArtisanHD to display your artwork brilliantly when backlit by your DIY LightBox!

Check out Zorn’s full how-to post, where he shares a full materials list as well as all the step-by-step instructions to walk you through building your own box for displaying your own backlit art (Bravo Max!!)

Pst – Our print artisans at ArtisanHD suggest using nails rather than screws for your backlit art displays. (Since nails are just so much easier to remove, so you can swap out your art display whenever you would like.)

How to Buy a Pre-Made Light Box

If you’re not that handy or lack the time to try to make a homemade light box, ArtisanHD can help you print your artwork on DuraTrans in brilliant HD color with your own state-of-the-art (reusable) Trappa Snap Light Frame Lightbox.  All shipped right to your front door, ready for you to simply hang and enjoy!