Simply, a 3D lenticular print is any image that is directly printed on or laminated on a plastic sheet that has an array of small lenses called lenticules. It is a 3D image that can be viewed by human eyes without any special optical device. It is also called an autostereoscopic image.
For a detailed history of Lenticular, please click History of Lenticular.
Please refer to the Glossary for all lenticular-related terms.
Lenticular artwork is no longer just used in promotion. In fact, with your imagination, lenticular artwork can be applied to unlimited applications. For example:
|CD Jewel Case Insert||Animation|
|DVD Case Insert||Flip|
|Vinyl Jacket Cover||Morph|
Ordering is very easy. Just fill out the Request for Quote Form and attach your artwork.
If you have questions, please call Toll Free: (877) 423-4383 or Local: (408) 922-0682.
You will receive our best quote within 24 hours. Your project will be underway once the quote is accepted.
For detailed info on ViCGI's Work Flow, please go to Work Flow
For artwork requirements, please go to Artwork Preparation.
More than one effect can be combined on the same lenticular print, however, there are some constraints.
Animation, flip, morph, and zoom artwork can be printed either vertically or horizontally on a lenticular sheet. However, for 3-D artwork, the printing is only done vertically.
For details, please refer to Artwork Preparation.
There is no minimum per se. But a general rule in the printing industry, the more you order the lower the unit price.
LPI stands for "Lines per Inch" or "Lenses per Inch". Please refer to the following table:
|View Distance||10’ - 50’||5’ - 20’||5’ - 20’||3’ - 15’||1’ - 15’||1’ - 10’||6” - 3’||6” - 10”|
The most versatile LPI is 75lpi which can be used for most general applications.
It is an adjustment of a print so that the image stripes are directly below the lenticule on the lenticular sheet.
Unlike a 3D image, images for Animation, Flip, Morph, and Zoom Effect can be printed on a lenticular sheet vertically or horizontally.
"Orientation of Change" refers to the direction of the lenticules on a lenticular sheet.
Images can be printed on a lenticular sheet with the lenticules running horizontally across the sheet, requiring up and down viewing, or vertically on a lenticular sheet, requiring side to side viewing.
Sample proofing is necessary due to the sensitivity of image alignment on a lenticular sheet, especially for the higher LPI sheets. We do not recommend skipping this step. A good process is for all our clients to sign off on the sample proof before proceeding with mass production.
Two to three weeks from the time your artwork arrives to the time we ship you the final product.
What are you trying to convey with your image? We can assist you with this decision since each project is unique.
Disclaimer: Above definitions shall be used for reference only.