Lenticular and Holograms (3-D without glasses)
Same Day Proofing service, in London.
Over 15 years and 150 million pieces personal experience in manufacturing lenticular pictures.
We patented the award winning ‘Supadeep™’, ‘Virtual Video™’ and ‘Action Card™’ lenticular processes. We also licence Lenticular technology to some of the worlds leading manufacturers.
Lenticular images (3D / Motion without Glasses) are promotional products whose images are in 3-D, or change from one image to another, or else move as the viewer sees it from different angles.
Just tilt the picture or walk past them and see the action take place.
We lead whilst others try to follow. No order too little or too large, or too urgent.
Whatever your Lenticular project, from postage stamp to Billboard, please contact us.
Virtual Video™ – Motion effect Lenticular
Over 100 million manufactured by Kellogg’s, developed and patented by David Burder.
Use up to 50 video frames to create stunning motion effects. Perfect for sports or motoring action and key sequences from new film releases.
‘Flip’ effect (changing image) Lenticulars
Lenticulars can be designed to flip using two separate images. To the viewer, the image appears to change as the lenticular is tilted either side to side or up and down.
Morph effect Lenticular
Another design option for Lenticulars features motion that allows the image to gradually change – or “morph” – from one image to another.
Supadeep™ – 3D effect Lenticular
A Lenticular image can also be designed without movement, but with an eye-catching 3D image that can be viewed without the use of special glasses.
Zoom effect Lenticulars
Lenticular images can also be designed to create a zoom effect using a single word or perhaps a company logo. As the lenticular is tilted, the image appears to zoom toward or away from the viewer, going from a little image to a large image and back to little again.
Animation effect Lenticular
Up to 50 frames may be used to create amazing animation effects that totally fool the human eyes. Perfect for hand drawn images, TV cartoon sequences or even computer generated sequences.
‘Flip’ (Changing image), Motion, Zoom, Morph Lenticulars
In order to design an effective lenticular, it is important to plan how the image will be viewed: Will the viewer hold the lenticular and tilt the image up and down, or will the user be expected to walk past it to see it changing?
- In order to have maximum visual impact, ‘Flip’ lenticulars should ideally be designed with two compatible images: similar pictures and similar backgrounds, with the flip occurring in approximately the same place on each image.
- The more alike the backgrounds and images are, then the less “ghosting” will occur. For best results, a 2-phase flip is recommended – meaning switching between just two separate images.
- While a 3 or more phase flip is possible if the images are almost identical, it is not normally recommended due to the possibility of ghosting between images.
- For ‘Flip’ lenticulars, we require two different photographs or two separate images. They may be from original art or photographs, or DVD or 35 mm slides, or high resolution scanned images. But they must be supplied to us within a Photoshop layered file.
- For ‘Motion’, ‘Zooms’, ‘Morphs’, we will accept up to 50 frames, but 12 frames should be ample.
- All text should be at least 12 pt. or higher or else the text may not be readable under the lenticular lens.
- Because the lens selected for the lenticular directly impacts the quality of the final product, we will use our years of experience to select the “lenticules per inch” that is most appropriate for your job.
- If the lenticular image is going to be a side to side flip (viewer will rotate the lenticular left and right or walk past the image), it is best NOT to have vertical lines in the artwork.
- If the image is going to be a ‘top to bottom’ flip, try to void horizontal lines in the artwork.
- 3D lenticulars can be created from original 3D photography, or from a 2D image which we can convert into 3D.
- The original 2D image can be an original photograph, a high-resolution scanned image, or a layered image in Photoshop. We will perform a professional high resolution conversion to turn the 2D image into a 3D image.
- Digital art must be supplied as a Photoshop file. Any layers MUST be supplied ‘UNMERGED’.
- Photoshop layered file, CMYK.
- Each layer within that file to contain a different image.
- Images to be at final print size and at 300 dpi, and include 3mm bleed.