FAQ

Please check below to see answers to commonly asked questions.

Yes.

1. Litho offset printing -(for mass production) on thin plastic; SRA3 sheet size.
Lens direction parallel to long side of the sheet.
Lenticular sheet thickness up to 0.46 mm.
A traditional method of printing with imaged plates and sheet transfer from one colour ink station to the next (Black, Cyan, Magenta and finally Yellow).
A more complex and expensive set up than with digital inkjet printing, but higher resolution and much more economical for longer runs.

2. Digital inkjet posters from A2 through to 1.2 m wide x 1.8 m high.
Lens direction parallel to 1.8 m dimension.
Lenticular sheet thickness of 1 mm.
No printing plates and much less set up waste than with litho offset printing.
Quantities of 1-100 or so.
Ideal for Flip and Motion effects. Only modest 3D (depth) effect possible due to the thinness of the stock.

3. Digital inkjet 3D posters and murals (tiled panels)
Maximum sheet size 1.2 m wide x 2.4 m high.
Lens direction parallel to 2.4 m dimension.
Lenticular sheet thickness up to 3.25 mm.
Manufactured in Canada.
Ideal for deep 3D effects and high frame, smooth animation effects.

1. Combined (Gang) run **Best value -longer lead time**

Lenticular plastic: Lenstar Plus 75 LPI 0.46 mm / Ecolens 100 LPI 0.35 mm
Lenticular effect: Offset printed one side, high resolution CMYK, direct to lens.
Backside: Printed opaque white + K or CMYK + varnish
Artwork: 1 kind from supplied files -Flip, Layered 3D, Morph, Zoom, Video, or Animation.
Proof: GIF or Quicktime movie + inkjet mockup print.
Production: Australian. Ordering closes by 24th of the month (except December). Production commences at the beginning of the next month with despatch by the middle of that month.

150 x 100 mm (lens vertical or horizontal): 1,000 units @ $3.10 per unit + GST

DL (lens parallel to long side): 1,000 units @ $3.30 per unit + GST

A5 (lens parallel to long side): 1,000 units @ $3.45 per unit + GST

Prices in Australian dollars.
Includes bulk delivery by standard road express to 1 point Australian metro capital city.

 

2. Custom run

Lenticular plastic: Lenstar Plus 75 LPI 0.46 mm / Ecolens 100 LPI 0.35 mm
Lenticular effect: Offset printed one side, high resolution CMYK, direct to lens.
Backside: Printed opaque white + K or CMYK + varnish
Artwork: 1 kind from supplied files. Complex designs may attract a surcharge -to be assessed upon sighting artwork.
Proof: GIF or Quicktime movie + inkjet mockup print.
Production: Australia ~3 weeks
Priced from:
~A$4,800 + GST printed full colour (CMYK) 1 side + delivery
~A$5,550 + GST printed full colour (CMYK) 2 sides + delivery

150 x 100 mm 1 side full colour:   1,000 @ $4.80 ea. / 2,000 @ $2.52 ea. / 5,000 @ $1.16 ea.
150 x 100 mm 2 sides full colour: 1,000 @ $5.55 ea. / 2,000 @ $2.90 ea. / 5,000 @ $1.32 ea.

DL 1 side full colour:   1,000 @ $4.92 ea. / 2,000 @ $2.64 ea. / 5,000 @ $1.28 ea.
DL 2 sides full colour: 1,000 @ $5.68 ea. / 2,000 @ $3.04 ea. / 5,000 @ $1.46 ea.

A5 1 side full colour:   1,000 @ $5.10 ea. / 2,000 @ $2.82 ea. / 5,000 @ $1.47 ea.
A5 2 sides full colour: 1,000 @ $5.88 ea. / 2,000 @ $3.23 ea. / 5,000 @ $1.66 ea.

A3 1 side full colour:   250 @ $20.40 ea. / 500 @ $11.30 ea. / 1,000 @ $6.76 ea.

Prices in Australian dollars excluding GST.
Delivery not included.

 

3. Posters -A2 up to 1.2 x 1.8 m (W x H)

Lenticular plastic: APET 40 LPI 1 mm thick
Lenticular effect: Inkjet (digital) printed CMYK one side.
Backside: Printed opaque white + white vinyl laminate. Option for rigid aluminium composite board backing at an additional cost.
Artwork: 1 kind from supplied files. Complex designs may attract a surcharge -to be assessed upon sighting artwork.
Production: Australia ~2 weeks

420 x 594 mm; A2    = from $815
594 x 841 mm; A1    = from $895
841 x 1189 mm; A0  = from $1,1125
1,200 x 1,200 mm    = from $1,190
1,200 x 1,600 mm    = from $1,340
1,200 x 1,800 mm    = from $1,415

Notes…
Prices in Australian dollars excluding GST.
Delivery not included.
Prices are based on lenticules (lens) direction parallel to the long side.
Inkjet digital printing is generally suitable up to ~100 posters.
20 LPI 3.5 mm thick inkjet posters up to ~1.2 W x 2.4 H m (single panel) and murals (tiled panels) are produced in Canada.Artwork: 1 kind from supplied files -Flip, Layered 3D, Morph, Zoom, Video, or Animation.

Inkjet proofing: 2-5 business days.

High resolution proofing: 3-7 business days.

Gang-run litho offset production: order by the 24th of the month. Production commences at the start of the following month with despatch by the middle of that month.

Custom run litho offset production: typically up to 3 weeks from final proof approval.

Inkjet poster production: up to 2 weeks from proof approval (Australia and Canada).

Gang-run litho offset printing: 1,000 units at either 150 x 100 mm, DL or A5. The lens direction is parallel to the long side for DL and A5 prints.

Custom run litho offset printing generally caters for quantities starting at a few thousand postcards and from 250 A3 posters. 

Large format inkjet printing caters for as few as one print, but that one print will bear all setup & production costs. Thereafter, the unit pricing improves.

It’s recommended to increase quantities where possible to take advantage of lower unit pricing.

Yes, we can supply 500 cards, but as a custom run (run on their own) they’ll cost the same as 1,000 cards due to the printing process.

Sometimes though, there may be spare room on the sheets of another job scheduled for production. If we can run them together then it will be significantly cheaper than as a custom run.

You’re invited to use the contact form to inform us of your specifications and deadline. Then, if such an opportunity arises we’ll be in touch. Be aware that your artwork needs to be ready to go at short notice.

Digital printing is only available for inkjet printed posters, A2 and larger.

Please refer to “What does it cost?”

A proof of concept may be possible without any commitment to proceed to a production run. Just ask.

There is of course a higher up front cost as this fee would normally be subsidised when included as part of an overall job. However, if you do subsequently order a print run, then if there are no artwork changes, this aspect will have already been paid for.

Payment must be prepaid in full prior to commencement of work.

No. There are offshore businesses which cater for these requests.