Lenticular Printing -bringing print to life
Bart Kelsey specialises in the production of lenticular Motion prints (Flip, Zoom, Morph, Video & Animation effects) and lenticular 3D (Depth) prints. Production for small sizes up to A2 posters is by high resolution sheet fed UV offset printing onto mostly 75 LPI 0.46 mm thick lenticular plastic sheets. A screen printed opaque white on the backside completes single sided prints, whilst for two sided prints the backside white is over printed and varnished. Order quantities generally start around 100 units for posters and 1,000’s -for small sizes.
Standard offset printed product configurations are available in the ‘PRICING’ menu above. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should your needs differ.
Why choose us? Bart Kelsey proudly manufactures in Australia and his products are licensed to display the Australian Made logo. He only uses premium lenticular sheets and high quality UV inks and varnishes. Aside from stickers, magnets, and some coasters, Bart Kelsey’s lenticular products are only comprised of ink on plastic (resin code 1 PET) thereby avoiding contamination with adhesives, tapes, films or papers.
We bring your ideas to life with Motion and 3D lenticular special effects.
We encourage creatives to exploit the power and impact of lenticular print to engage, captivate, and entertain their audience.
We invite you to use the power of lenticular print to communicate your message in a novel way and stand out from the crowd.
We’re here to deliver your vision.
We can supply either the finished product, or provide other printing companies with the printed lenticular sheets, ready for them to perform their own finishing and converting steps.
Lenticular Print Effects
Transitions Signature Gen 8 Lenses -A5 Lenticular Tent Card
Just received, thanks so much for all your assistance with this project.
Tony De Minico
ADM Defence Estate Base Services Summit -Lenticular Event Card
We really liked them. We received good feedback from punters at the event too.
Frank van Rensburg
Bolshoi Ballet -3D Lenticular TicketsThe tickets look fantastic. Very happy with them.
The tickets look fantastic. Very happy with them.
Signia Xperience -Launch Pack Lenticular Cover
I viewed the Lenticular cards yesterday and they look fantastic.
Mobile Art Gallery -Trailer Lenticular Panels
The prints look AMAZING!!!
They arrived very promptly and look fantastic with the white backing and the adjustments you recommended -they are perfect.
Proof of Authenticity Card
The Bonnie Brown Collection
Frequently Asked Questions
A self service online lenticular product price calculator is available. Click on the ‘PRICING’ menu near the top of the page, and select a product from the categories listed. If you have a special size or product not listed, please contact us with your enquiry.
Click on the following link to read our blog guide and instructional video on: How to use the product price calculator.
Die-cutting is essentially the same as using a single cookie cutter blade to stamp out the final print shape. Prints are first cut down to individual rectangles or squares which includes an extra 3-5 mm all around. A handful at a time of these prints is loaded into the cutting machine, and a ram then pushes the stack through the stationary blade’s outline. The die cut prints then continue through the hollow interior of the blade, whilst the waste falls off the outside. Die-cutting provides a very clean smooth cut without nicks or ink chipping. The dies are very expensive in comparison to the cost of a forme, but have greater longevity before resharpening is required. Our maximum die-cut size is 250 x 230 mm.
Forme-cutting on the other hand cuts prints from the full printed press sheet. Steel rules which have a blade along the exposed edge are partly embedded into a plywood sheet in a configuration to cut a shape (or many shapes) from the press sheet. However, so as to avoid the cut prints dropping out of the sheet into the machine, they’re not cut right through all the way around, but held in place by ‘tags’, and must be stripped out from the sheet afterwards.
The main advantage of using a forme is that multiple tasks can be performed at the same time. These can be any combination of cutting, scoring, perforating, and punching of holes. The maximum size forme-cut is approximately 20 mm smaller than the press sheet size. The main disadvantage though in regards to cutting lenticular sheets which have a screen printed opaque white on the back, is the potential for chipping along the cut edge or at the location of the tags. This can be reduced by providing increased space between prints on the sheet, but also reduces the number of prints that can fit on the sheet.
With lenticular printing, the front side special effect is reverse printed on the lenticular stock with CMYK inks. The sheets are then put back through the printing press twice to print an all-over flood coat white. The offset white ink is by no means opaque (i.e. light blocking). It’s suitable for backlit prints (e.g. lightbox display) or for stickers to hide the adhesive when gluing/taping prints to a white board or cover.
Some printers will put the sheets back through the press for 6-10 passes of white ink. However, it’s still such a thin layer of white that if you laid the print over large, bold, black text, then the text would show through in pure white areas. You also run the risk of the ink cracking as it becomes more brittle with each pass.
Screen printing a pass of opaque white ink over the two passes of offset white ink, provides much higher opacity and boosts the colour saturation of the front side lenticular print. It’s effectively like a thick coat of white paint which can then be overprinted with the backside design. However, if you hold the print up to a bright light, then you’ll still see the other side print, so it’s not claimed to act as a 100% block out.
Click here to see a comparison between the two types of white ink.