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LENTICULAR FAQ

We’re asked a lot of questions about lenticular printing so we set up a FAQ to respond to your most common questions.

The most frequently asked questions are:

How many images can be animated? How long does lenticular printing take to turn-around?
What are the minimum print quantities I can order? Can you bend a lenticular image?
What are the sizes of lenticular prints available? Can lenticular images be used inside or outside?
What images do I need to provide? Can I mix different types of lenticular effects?
How much does lenticular printing cost?  


How many images can be animated?

There is no simple answer to this question. Depending on the type of image and how they are to be animated, the number of frames can range from 2 to 20.

Animation is dependent on the direction your print is to be moved. Images can be viewed in two ways, up/down or left/right. Some types of images animate better one way than the other. Some lenticular printing applications require left/right viewing such as Lenticular Bus Shelter Posters that move as people pass by them. Up/down lenticular animation allows more frames to be animated. Left/right lenticular images can also appear to be three-dimensional.

Very similar images can easily be animated with several frames. The frames that animate a golfer teeing off may allow for up to 20 images, but a print of a portrait shifting into a vase then into an art gallery can only have three frames.

The smaller the print, the better the animation, so business cards will animate better than posters.

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What are the minimum print quantities I can order?

The quantities you can order depend on whether you want fine gauge or heavy gauge lenticular prints.

Fine gauge
The minimum order for fine gauge lenticular prints is 1,000 units. Costs are noticeably reduced per unit for orders over 5,000 units.

Heavy gauge
The minimum order for heavy gauge is one unit.

There are no maximum order limits for our fine guage or heavy guage lenticular printing products.

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What are the sizes of lenticular prints available?

Smallest
The minimum area we can print is approximately 45mm (1.75”) square.
We cannot print any image smaller than this as the image will degrade under the lenticular lens.

Largest
The largest area lenticular .org can print is A2 (20” x 28”) for fine gauge and 2.4 x 1.2m (8’ x 4’) for heavy gauge lenticular prints.

We can tile these large prints to form lenticular printing applications for billboards, bus-sides and any other locations.

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What images do I need to provide?

You can provide any number of images in any format.

For the best use of our lenticular printing technology, please refer to our Technical Artwork Guide.

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How much does lenticular printing cost?

Simply use our Quick Quote function to find out what you need to know.

If you know the size and quantity of the lenticular prints that you are after, we will tell you how much it costs.

You just need to know two of those three things: size, quantity, or cost to use our Quick Quote function to learn what you need to know.

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How long does lenticular printing take to turn-around?

Lenticular .org takes approximately three to four weeks from approved artwork to delivery of fine gauge prints, and less than a week for heavy gauge. We can accommodate your needs for a faster turn-around time.

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Can you bend a lenticular image?

Yes it is possible to bend a lenticular image. Lenticular prints can be intergrated in pop-up stands or cut into shapes to maximise the visual effect of your lenticular print in store displays or point of purchase advertising.

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Can lenticular images be used inside or outside?

Lenticular images can be designed for any location. We will recommend an appropriate lens, finish, backer and substrate for each environment. Three issues determine the type of lenticular material used:

• The environment in which the lenticular print will be displayed.
• The lighting.
• The distance and viewing angle of the observer.

These factors are critical to the success of the project and are often overlooked.

Lenticular effects rely on the changing angle of view of an observer. Hand held pieces are moved from side to side or up and down (depending on the direction of the grooves) to achieve this. Generally, you get a cleaner, sharper effect when you move the piece up and down. Larger displays for point-of-purchase or exhibition are usually static, consumers see the effect as they walk past the lenticular print. Once they notice something unusual happening they “engage” with the image and move from side to side to watch the display.

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Can I mix different types of lenticular effects?

Yes, 3D, animations, zooms and morphs can work together. It is probably best not to go over the top with your lenticular animated print.

The most effective lenticular displays are those which achieve the desired effect by the simplest method.

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DDB Advertising

DDB Advertising were looking for a variety of lenticular 3D effect items to promote Wrigley's Xcite chewing gum.

Company
DDB Advertising
Lenticular Effect
3D Effect
Product:
Sticker, Coin Mat, Mousepad

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The City Gallery

The City Gallery in Wellington, NZ, asked us for a lenticular full motion video postcard for their Len Lye exhibition.

Company
City Gallery Wellington
Lenticular Effect
Full Motion Video Effect
Product:
Lenticular Postcard

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Minaxi May

Minaxi May came to us looking for a lenticular morph effect postcard featuring Michael Jackson.

Company
Minaxi May
Lenticular Effect
Morph Effect
Product:
Lenticular Postcard

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Arnell Group

Arnell Group were looking for a lenticular full motion video Point of Purchase (POP) display for Reebok.

Company
Arnell Group
Lenticular Effect
Full Motion Video Effect
Product:
Lenticular POP

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