Lenticular – A Brief History

Do you know the difference between education and experience?
Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.”
– Pete Seeger

History of Lenticular Print

This stylish imaging technology was introduced to the public in the 1930s by a company named Vavri-Vue. Original cheerio boxes used to display animated lenticular cards, and voters wore animated political badges that favored Eisenhower for U.S. President. People may remember various prizes found in cereal boxes that displayed different types of animation such as eyes that winked.

The main purpose of this technology is to combine two or more images for the purpose of creating animation and three-dimensional effects. Examples of this technology can be found in almost every sphere of life.

Three Types of Lenticular Prints

Lenticular 3D printing has 3 different typesThere are basically three types as follow:

1. The first type is called a transforming print. Utilizing this method, the printer combines a minimum of two pictures that change according to the angle at which they are viewed. When a person looks at the image from various positions, it flips back and forth from each image.

2. The second type is known as an animated print in which movement of the printed object causes the person to view a second picture. When several images follow each other in succession, the animated picture looks as though it is moving.

3. The third type creates stereoscopic effects in the eyes of the viewer. This effect does not require wearing 3D glasses. The thing is that the left and right eyes view the picture in dissimilar ways that are barely noticeable.

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