FAQ


Here you will find answers to common questions.

If you can't find an answer below, please feel free to contact us using the contact form.

Lenticular printing can be at least 4 times the price of normal printing! I do not routinely provide samples first up since what typically happens is once the agency presents pricing to their client the proposal goes no further. If you successfully jump the price hurdle then I'll happily provide free samples (within Australia) delivered by standard mail. However, if you require samples urgently then you'll need to pay for Express Post.
"Digital HP Indigo": 86x140mm Qty:400 | 65x140mm Qty:500 | 54x145mm Qty:600 |  86x54mm Qty:1000
"HD Litho Gang Run": 500
"HD Litho": Postcards 3,000 | Wide Event Passes 3,000 | Bookmarks 5,000 |  Business Cards/Gift Cards 10,000
"Large Format Inkjet": Posters 1
Online price calculators are available for "Gang Run HD Litho" and the "Digital" lenticular printing categories.
For custom run "HD Litho" lenticular printing, since nearly every job is different it’s easier all round if you simply provide the specifications on the "Contact Us" form and I’ll quote accordingly. Note that the number of frames or layers of depth doesn’t effect the price. 
"Large Format Inkjet" lenticular printing with Flip or Motion effects can be printed in Australia on thin lens. Please provide the specifications on the "Contact Us" form and I’ll quote accordingly.
"Large Format Inkjet" lenticular printing including 3D effects produced by Photogramtech in Canada on thick lens start at around $1,000 for ~A2 size, and $2,700 for a ~1.2 W x 2.4 H m panel, plus shipping & taxes. The first print bears all the prepress and setup costs. It is therefore recommended that a significant number of copies be ordered to evenly distribute this cost, and bring down the per unit price.
A high resolution proof print is included in our standard "HD Litho" lenticular printing service.
A surcharge applies for hard copy proofs produced by Photogramtech.
Either email us a download link or use our Dropbox upload link which appears at the bottom of your invoice
Yes. Please inform us of your requirements and shipping location by filling in the Contact Us form and we'll provide you with a quote. Note that we only accept payment by telegraphic transfer outside of Australia. Payment terms are prepaid.
Yes. Please inform us that you intend to pay by credit card so that the invoice is prepared including the applicable surcharge fee of 2.75%. We will email you a PayPal Request for Money which you can then pay with your credit card -no PayPal account is required.
"Gang Run HD Litho": production commences at the start of the month, and orders ship around the middle of the month
"Digital HP Indigo": up to 8 business days -perhaps longer for complex variable data set up
"HD Litho" lenticular printing: up to 3 weeks generally, but longer for special finishing or high volumes
"Large Format Inkjet" lenticular printing (Australia): from 7 days
"Large Format Inkjet" lenticular printing (Canada): from 10 days
Although I have perfect positional control on the computer, in the printing environment there are many variables at play and positional variation is normal throughout the run. We strive to control colour and ensure the flip effect works nicely, but do NOT guarantee image position. Customers must understand that for hand-held pieces the first image they see depends on the angle at which they hold the piece versus their line of sight. Nobody will pick up the lenticular print the same way and at the same angle, thus creating yet ANOTHER variation that is not under our control. It is NOT possible in the world of lenticular lithographic printing to guarantee the supply of all printed pieces with the desired image in the desired position unless I TRIPLE OR MORE the printing quantity (and price!) and then do a manual selection of prints that meet the customer’s criteria - and then the customer will still be facing the fact that everyone will hold this "perfect" flip differently, thus not providing what they wanted anyway.
 
You may also have encountered 3D prints in the past which were difficult to look at. Usually, the reason for this is not a fault in the design, but due to where the print has "landed" under the lens. If the last frame of the 3D sequence is seen from straight on, then the next adjacent frame is the first frame, and it's this jump from the last to the first frame which looks odd and is uncomfortable to view. This occurrence is quite normal and common in lenticular 3D printing. Such prints are deemed usable as the beholder only needs to rotate the print slightly left or right for comfortable viewing.

Unfortunately, the answer is no for HD Litho printing. I recommend customers allow up to 7 working days for a mechanical proof after submission of their artwork, order, and deposit payment receipt. Thereafter, production time is typically 3-4 weeks depending on the quantity and nature of the finishing steps involved. I cannot guarantee completion of time critical jobs shorter than the aforementioned timing due to circumstances that can arise beyond my control.

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If you've previously received a formal quote from Bart Kelsey, but you didn't register online to create an account, then I've had to setup an account on your behalf in order to generate that quote. The system will recognise that there is already an account established using your email address and therefore won't allow you to create another account with the same email address. Before you can login you'll need to enter your email address and request a password by clicking on 'Forgot your password'. The system will generate a password and email it to you. Return to the login page and enter your email address and the password in the appropriate fields.