Short Run Digital Lenticular Printing
Small Quantity, Fast Production, Digital Lenticular Print Service by SnapilyPro
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Maximum size: 275 x 425 mm (10.827" x 16.732")
Lenticular effect: 2-Image Flip or 3D (front side only)
Lenticular lens stock: 100 LPI 0.35 mm gauge
Print: Full colour (CMYK) on both sides is included in the pricing
Backside stock: White vinyl
Trim: Square or round corners
Finished thickness: ~0.4 mm (0.018")
Proofing: Online approval
- SnapilyPro recommend customers order a pre-production proof print prior to placing a high value order.
- The minimum order is $15 USD plus shipping.
- Set up your file size with an extra 0.08" (2.032 mm) of bleed added on all 4 sides.
- Example 1...
- Net size (final cut size): 150 x 100 mm
- Gross size (with bleeds): 154.064 x 104.064 mm - -this is your document canvas size
- Example 2...
- Net size (final cut size): 6" x 4"
- Gross size (with bleeds): 6.16" x 4.16" - -this is your document canvas size
- Production time: 3-7 business days, plus...
- Express shipping: 5-7 days (if shipping to Australia)
- Standard shipping: 9-14 days (if shipping to Australia)
Please check our FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions.
How to Create a Good Flip Effect
To create a 2-image Flip effect only 2 images are required. Each image must be the same size, orientation, and resolution. You may either use photos you took with your camera or you can create artwork in design software. There are endless creative uses for a flip effect:
- Upload two of your favourite headshots and see them flip from one to the other.
- Capture two moments…e.g. before and after, siblings, generational images, etc.
- Express your sense of humour with flipping images...e.g. blowing a kiss, naughty/nice, objects appear and disappear.
- Make your cards bi-lingual changing from one language to another.
A top-to-bottom flip direction is always preferable for hand-held prints, because the likelihood of ghosting is mitigated more so than in a side-to-side flip. Ghosting is where the intended "off" image bleeds through the "on" image. Though ghosting may never entirely disappear due to the nature of the artwork, opting for a top-to-bottom flip will help negate it.
No high contrast photos – High contrast zones and borders within an image, and between images, accentuates ghosting.
White/Black – White and light coloured backgrounds are discouraged, because darker colours and details in the other image will contaminate the lighter areas and ghost through. White and light coloured areas only work well when each image has white or light colours in the exact same areas. Black or dark backgrounds may be okay, but can overpower ligher zones in the other image by darkening them.
Text – Avoid small fine text, and particularly italic and Serif fonts. If text is to change, then it's preferable that it not overlap but instead appear at a different position in each image.
Faces – When flipping faces, the eyes should appear on top of each other to avoid seeing 4 eyes or a cyclopean eye in the middle of a forehead.
Will any 2 images work? In theory, yes, but in practice, no. The quality can be improved based on careful image selection. For example, let’s say you have a picture of a little boy flipping into another picture of the same little boy – if they are both similar in size and the facial area is in the same place, then the flip will likely work with an appropriate background. Anytime you can have complimentary images in the same spot, you will end up with a better illusion.
Make sure to follow these tips when selecting two images for your flip...
TIP #1: Images are similar in their background or have a similar colour palette. Two totally different images will work less well.
TIP #2: Having similar shapes/sizes in both images will improve the flip effect.
TIP #3: To make an object appear and disappear, choose a coloured background with plenty of detail, and never a white background. Ensure the background is "busy", and not "plain", since flat pastel tones and gradients (vignettes) provide little to no camouflage to hide the "off" image. For example, use a busy colourful stormy sky in preference to a light blue sky with white clouds.
TIP #4: When using text on your images, text which doesn't change should remain in exactly the same location in both images, or if it does change, then it should not overlap.
TIP #5: Align your images
For example if it’s a portrait of a person, make sure that the face and eyes are aligned.