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Lens Direction

We can supply Lenticular sheets with the Lenticules parallel to the short and/or to the long edge.

Some CTPís require to print with the Lenticules parallel to the grippers to avoid banding. The image size and the effect (3D or animation) can also influence your choice. As a sample, if you need to print an A4 size (vertical) magazine cover with a 3D picture. The size of the image will be 210◊297 mm and the Lenticules of the image will be parallel to 297 as itís a 3D picture and a 3D image always requires vertical Lenticules.

As you can see on the picture below, printing on lenses with Lenticules parallel to 508 will allow you to print 3 images per sheet while printing with the Lenticules parallel to 711mm will allow to print 4 images per sheet. A nice difference in price!

If the effect is animation with horizontal Lenticules the Lenticules parallel to the short edge will allow to print 4 images instead of 3. Donít forget that we can supply custom sheet sizes, the best and cheapest solution, check our custom sizes page for more information.