FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q: Is it possible to use my flat 2d photo to create 3d lenticular print.
A: Yes it is, you can use almost any 2d photo and we will give it that 3d effect apperance. We use software to create the illusion of 3d depth.
Q: Is there a recommended viewing distance for your images.
A: Yes there are recommended viewing distances for images.
In order to get the best viewing quality out of our images we recommend these viewing distances:
- 30lpi, MORPH IMAGING & FLIP IMAGING, recommended viewing distance - 0.9 to 4.5 (m) or 3 to 15 (ft)
- 40 lpi FLIP IMAGING & 3D EFFECT IMAGING, recommended viewing distance - 0.9 to 4.5 (m) or 3 to 15 (ft)
- 60 lpi 3D EFFECT IMAGING, recommended viewing distance - 0.3 to3 (m) or 1 to 10 (ft) or more
Q: What lenticular lens do you use when making your images.
A We use the following lens 30, 40, 50, 60 ,62 and 75 lpi lense. All lenses are used for different applications
Q: What is a lenticular lens.
A: A lenticular lens is array of cylinder lenses that act like magnifying lenses, the lens are manufactured out of a substrate material.
Q: Can you use any 2D photo to make a Morphing, Animation, 3D, Flip effect lenticular image.
A: NO not all images are suitable for Morphing, Animation, 3D, Flip effect lenticular please CLICK to see suitable types of images.
Q: What is a lenticular print.
A: A lenticular print generally incorporate special visual effects that can be viewed using the lenticular lens (without 3d glasses) These effects can include the illusion of depth and movement within the lenticular image that change or move when viewed from different angles.
Q: How is the digital file made to produce the lenticular effects.
A: Generally speaking at least two images are required to produce a lenticular effect using special software. In the case of a 2 image flip strips of information from each of the two images are combined or interlaced to make up a single digital file.
Q: How is lenticular printing different from normal printing.
A: Just about every part of producing lenticular images is diffecult and requires a greater degree of precision than is involved in conventional printing. The creative phase of producing the lenticular digital file usually involve dealing with many images that may ultimately be combined to create the final artwork. A greater deal of precision is required when laminating the printed piece to the lenticular lens, because both elements must be exactly aligned in order to properly reproduce the lenticular effect.
Q: Why are lenticular prints more expensive that conventional prints.
A: Lenticular printing is more technically demanding than conventional printing and requires a higher degree of precision in every stage of production. The lenticular lens is a precision optical piece of substrate material that adds considerably to the cost of the final production. Laminating the print to the lenticular lens also contributes an additional costly step in production as there is large volume of waste, usually costing much more that conventional printing waste, that we have to account for after production.
Q: Are there any subjects that appear to be more effective when viewed in 3d.
A: We have identified that cars and motorbikes, people, animals, food, and objects as subjects that seem to effect viewers positively when viewed in 3d. Portraits in 3d are very popular and people are often surprised to see how much 3d depth lenticular prints produce.