Lenticulars

Lenticulars

Lenticular: flat images come to life!

Lenticular is a graphically elaborated image printed to a special lens-material, which adds motion or depth effect. This powerful technique makes it possible to create all kinds of spectacular effects that transform a simple flat print into an animated (flip, motion, morph, zoom, etc.) or 3-dimensional picture.
The Lenticular material can be laminated to foil, self adhesive paper, paper, cardboard, foam or magnetic etc. and can be die-cut with rounded corners or to shape.
High volume; specific effect; we match the material to your needs depending on your special request; 100, 75, 62, 60, 40 lpi, etc.
Our lenticular material is safe to use on most toys and promotional gadgets, all safety certificates available.

How does it work?

A lenticular is an image printed on the reverse of a sheet made of plastic material. This sheet has tiny lenses on it, all parallel to each other. Looking through these lenses, our eyes perceive different parts of the printed image underneath.
The printed image is created by interlacing two or more images. To obtain the different effects, a very thin strip of each image is printed in sequence under each lens.
EDIS is highly specialized in the graphic elaboration process, which is the basis of the lenticular technique. After we receive your digital artwork, we take care of everything from creating the effect, preparing for press, to printing and finishing the final product.

Motion effects

When two or more images are combined together, a tiny strip of image nr. 1 is printed followed by a strip of the same dimension of image nr. 2 and so on, until the image is complete. The resulting image appears scrambled and confused, but once printed underneath the lenticular sheet and viewed from different view angles it clearly shows its effect; one image or another.
The angle of the view can change by moving the lenticular itself (e.g. for small sizes, that are normally hand-held), or by the observer that moves (for posters, or other walk-by large sizes).
All motion effects follow this same principle: flip, motion, morph, zoom, etc. all work in the same way.

3D (depth) effect

In this case the extraordinary depth effect, also called 3D effect, is based on the principle of binocular vision, which to explain in a few words refers to the different angle of the view of our left and right eye and the perception and elaboration of our brain. It is basically the same mechanism through which we perceive the depth of field in real life.

The same tecnique described above for motion effects, is used here to focus the vision of the right and left eye on two different areas of the image. Seeing a printed 3D lenticular, the brain elaborates the information and creates the illusion of a third dimension.

Materials and sizes

The printing support is a transparent plastic (usually PET) sheet, that has parallel lenses along one side, and is printable on the other (smooth) side.
The main parameter between different types of sheets is a number called LPI (lenses per inch). Which material to use, depends on size, effect and viewing distance.

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Flip

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Flip is one of the most commonly used effect in lenticular. Two or more images that change according...

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Motion/zoom/morph

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Motion effects, including zoom and morph, are obtained using a series of images that create an anima...

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3D

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3D lenticulars show pictures with a 3-dimensional depth effect. Usually the 3D pictures comes from a...

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Peekaboo

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From a transparent card a hidden image pops up, moves, and disappears again when the card is moved b...

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Micromovie

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The 40 lpi material is more rigid, thicker and has larger lenses than regular lenticular material an...

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Prismagic

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Prismagic is a combo product that keeps together the magic of lenticular with the sparkling effect o...

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Lenticular decoder

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The printed design contains hidden elements that are not visible to the naked eye, elaborated with a...

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Finishing

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Among the product group of lenticulars , Edis can apply different finishing to create an huge matrix...

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