Print Media for Bus Shelters

vinyl-backlit-media-for-bus-sheltersThere are several considerations to make when choosing print media for bus shelters. Will the graphic need to be see-through, backlit, or block-out? What about the duration and exposure to environmental elements such as sun and water?

Here are several notes to consider before your next bus shelter sign project:

Bus Shelter Poster Size

  • Poster should be encapsulated with lamination to prevent moisture infusion
  • The finished product should total 10-12 mil density (including overlaminate)
  • Overall Size: 68.5” H x 47.5” W
    Copy Area: 67” H x 46” W

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There are a variety of substrates available that are designed specifically to meet the demands of bus shelters. When taking on the task of designing and printing signage for bus shelters, it’s best to survey the location of the application to help make the proper media selection. From vinyl to paper-based and polyester, each substrate can offer unique benefits specific to the intent of the application.

Block-Out Media for Bus Shelters_

conVerd Blox-Lite

Blockout Media

Paper-based media for bus shelters such as Blox-Lite by conVerd / FiberMark is a double-sided CS2 opaque blockout material that is 100% recyclable, FSC certified, and printable on both sides and can be used to blockout light.

For PVC Vinyl media options, Mactac offers a product that is designed to excel in the transit graphics area. Mactac IMAGin DigiTrans JDT429 is a 4 mil gloss vinyl with a tough black acrylic adhesive engineered to meet the application and removability requirements of the transit market. It offers 3 year outdoor durability when combined with the recommended Permacolor LUV laminate.

Backlit Media


CityLight Select 175

Paper-Based – CityLight® Select 175 by conVerd / FiberMark is an 8 mil wet strength day/night backlit paper-based backlit print media ideal for transit applications. It is part of the eco-responsible conVerd™ brand and is an economical alternative to PET backlit.

Additional Backlit Recommendations:

Polyester Backlit Film – HP Backlit Polyester Film

Vinyl Backlit Media – JT5728P is a 3.1-mil translucent, matte white, soft, polymeric plasticized, calendared PVC film