My name is Ann Larsen and I am a massage therapist. I have been in practice since 1999. You may wonder what that has to do with a backlit box company… For seven years I had a lit ocean scene in my treatment room that I looked at every day, I thought it was beautiful… as did my clients. When I moved to a different office space, instead of putting it up again, I began to look for a new version that I would find not only beautiful but inspiring. I searched everywhere. I found the same 15 lit images on each site I visited. None of which I could settle on, because I wanted to find something unique, that sparked something in me. Then it hit me. I wanted my own image. Thirteen years ago I went on a vacation, and had my first massage. It changed the course of my life. I’ve had a small framed picture of a breathtaking Florida sunset that IS that trip for me, hanging over the door in my dining room ever since. I wanted to see that picture lit up every day. It was more than an image, a picture, it was an amazing life altering MEMORY.
I am Dr. Faxon Moulder and I am a chiropractor in Pleasant Grove, UT. I have always worked with my hands in the shop or in the office, and I love projects. When Ann brought me this idea I thought “I can make that happen!” I researched many different options for lighting the box and finally settled on LED lights. LED lights take very little energy, create very little heat, and can produce a very consistent light color. They also have an extremely long life span of somewhere between 50,000 and 100,000 hours, that means if you have them on 24 hours a day their lifespan is 5 to 10 years! Having chosen the light source we were going to use we still had to figure out how deep the box needed to be for proper light diffusion and also finishing options. One of the critical decisions was what material to use for the image. There a lot of options out there for back-lightable images. The most common process is to simply use an inkjet printer and print the image on a white polyester film. Inkjet printing is very inexpensive, but the images look very washed out, the colors are dull, and the blacks are gray. We settled on using a photo emulsion on a film called Fujitrans