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Note: What does LPI mean ?When we talk about our lenticular plastic sheets, LPI means lenticules per inch, when the same lett
       What does LPI mean ?

When we talk about our lenticular plastic sheets, LPI means lenticules per inch, when the same letters are used in the offset printing business for “lines per inch” (screen resolution)

 

What software can I use to produce lenticular?

In China, the most famous Lenticular software is PSDTO3D, it will give you details of professional lenticular software. Most of the lenticular software are designed for PC but some are now available for Mac users like the Lenticulator Interlacing scripts.

 

Do you also offer lenticular-lenses except PP (Polypro) or PVC-material?

Our lenticular plastic sheets are extruded in polyester, most are APET.

We also manufacture PP and PVC lenticular materials. But neither is suitable for quality imaging processing, neither are dimensionally stable and can encourage press issues affecting final imaging quality and capabilities. For example PP lacks clarity and actually requires Corona treatment before printing.But polyesters such as PET have a natural dyne level and high transparency characteristics.

 

What is APET?

APET (polyethyleneterephthalate) is a thermoplastic resin of the polyester family.

depending on its processing and thermal history, it may exist both as an amorphous

(transparent) and as a semi-crystalline (opaque and white) material. Amorphous

polyethyleneterephthalate is APET. Our exclusive APET resin contains specially formulated modifiers to maximize the particular elements necessary for high quality premium lenticular materials.

 

Can I buy A4 size lenticular?

As you can see on our products page our standard sheets size is 710510mm as our

lenticular plastic is designed for litho offset printing, so we don’t sell A4 size sheets,but

for samples,we can supply few A4 size sheet.

 

What is the cost of transportation?

The cost of transportation depends on the area and quantity being sent. We’ll be happy to forward you a quote. Usually,If you are not sure which one is best for you.

We suggest that you buy some pieces of A4 size to have a test (by air, Door to Door,

DHL.FEDEX,UPS,etc.) After that,You can purchase a large number,Transport by sea is the cheapest way, If it is urgent, you can also transport by air.

 

Is it possible to print lenticular images in screen printing?

As you can read on our lenticular process page, lenticular is a HIGH RESOLUTION

process as the lenticular sheet is magnifying the data that is printed to the backside of

the lens. screen printing does not allow the resolution required for a good quality,our

clients have offset printers, printing at high res. like 400 LPI or even more, this is

impossible with screen printing.

 

Could you send me a catalogue of your lenticular products?

Our website www.ok3d.com is our catalogue, we updat the site on a regular base;

please look at our lenticular products page for details about our available products.

We’ll be pleased to send you a sample folder with clear and printed lenticular sample

sheets on request.

 

Please tell me what kind of lenticular lenses you have?

We invite you to check the specifications on our lenticular products page

15LPI 18LPI 20LPI 25LPI  32LPI 50LPI(usually for inkjet

printing ), 70LPI 75LPI 100LPI 161LPI (usually for offset printing )

 

Our company is producing plastic ID cards and offering personalisation services. In

liaison to increasing production and customer demand we are planning production of

CLI (changeable laser image) cards. I have identified CLI as a kind of lenticular printing

- is this correct? Can your company offer us the lenticular lenses for plastic ID cards?

Yes, we are supplying lenticular sheets to the offset printing business and some of our customer 's are using our sheets to produce smart cards (even chip cards).

 

Is it possible to order the batch including 10-20 pieces size A3 (A3SR) of this item?

Our standard size sheets are 710 x 510 mm. We have both possibilities in stock. So we

can supply each of our lens designs in size 710x 510 mm with lenticules parallel to 710

or 510 mm,we sell A3 size sheets only for samples

 

For UV offset printer, can you assist us in developping lenticular printing capabilities?

As you can see on our website, we are supplying lenticular sheets to the offset

printers but we can also bring technical and commercial support. Technical support:

before starting productions and even training we propose to test the press to be sure

there is no adjustment necessary to achieve a good result. Second step is organization

of an in site training, mostly 2 days, so that we know by experience that you'll be able

to print after these two days. Of course it's impossible to manage all the prepress

questions in 2 days and you'll be able to decide if you have to use a software or ask

someone to prepare the files for you. Commercial support: we have a page on our

website wher we attract the advertisers, showing lenticular work from many different

countries, and with a direct link to the printers who produced these images. We also

receive inquiries that we automatically refer to the printers working with us.

 

Which blankets would you recommend for lenticular jobs?

We have assisted with jobs using compressible blankets and also using conventional

blankets, all with success. Our opinion is that a premium quality blanket with a more

firm surface allows the printing to be performed with less image distortion. Using a low

tack ink is also helpful. Since a Lenticular job requires a perfect make-ready with the

lowest possible pressures between plate and blanket, and blanket to substrate, our

choice for blankets is to use a premium conventional blanket with high durometer, and

very good ink release, in combination with low tack inks.

 
 
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