Please check below to see answers to commonly asked questions.
1. Litho offset printing -(for mass production) on thin plastic; typically up to A3 portrait orientation.
Lenticular sheet thickness up to 0.46 mm.
The traditional printing method employing printing plates (one for each colour -CMYK) and sheet transfer from one colour ink station to the next.
A much more complex and expensive set up than with digital inkjet printing, but higher resolution and much more economical for longer runs.
Custom run and Gang run production option.
2. Digital inkjet posters from A2 through to 1.2 m wide x 1.8 m high.
Lenticular sheet thickness of 1 mm.
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 and printing method.
Murals are possible -conditional on the artwork.
3. Digital inkjet 3D posters and murals (tiled panels)
Maximum sheet size 1.2 m wide x 2.4 m high.
Lenticular sheet thickness up to 3.25 mm.
Manufactured in Canada.
Ideal for deep 3D effects and high frame rate, smooth animation effects.
Refer to the Pricing page for Gang run and Custom run production options: click here.
Inkjet proofing: 2-3 business days for Motion, and up to 5 for 3D.
High resolution proofing: 3-7 business days.
Custom run litho offset production: typically up to 3 weeks from final proof approval.
Gang run litho offset production: typically run 3 months apart depending on demand. The sooner we can fill up the sheet, the sooner we can proceed to printing.
Inkjet poster production: typically 7-10 business days from proof approval (Australia and Canada).
Custom run litho offset printing generally caters for quantities starting at a few thousand postcards, and from 250 A3 posters. Though we can supply fewer prints, there’s no savings to be had.
Gang-run litho offset printing: 500 units x 1 kind (up to A4 size).
Large format inkjet printing allows for as few as one print.
Such a small quantity would be too expensive for most clients as a Custom run (stand alone) job.
We therefore keep a list of enquiries for small quantities, and when it looks like we have enough, we contact customers to see if they’d like to participate in a potential upcoming Gang run.
Digital printing is only available for inkjet printed posters, A2 and larger.
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 for such a proof must be prepaid in full prior to commencement of work.
No other lenticular sheets are available for purchase. A Google search will find businesses which sell packs of lenticular sheets with an adhesive backing ready to use by hobbyists and students.