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Frequently Asked Questions - Lantor, Ltd.

What is Lenticular?

The term Lenticular is derived from the word lenticules. A virtual image is printed and interlaced on a plastic material with tiny grooves, also known as lenticules. The finished product is an image that gives off the illusion of movement when viewed from a different angle.

How much does it cost?

The cost can vary depending on the Size, Quantity and Lenticular Effect. For an accurate amount, it would be best to contact us directly. We can be reached by phone or you can simply fill out our Request a Quote form located on our website’s navigation bar at the top.

What are the minimum and maximum order quantities?

The minimum order quantity is 500 pieces, with significant price drops starting at 1,000 pieces. We welcome all large order quantities.

What are the minimum and maximum sizes available?

The minimum size we offer would be 1x1-inches or 1-inch diameter, anything smaller is not recommended due to poor image quality. The maximum size we offer our customers is 4’ x 8’.

What do I need to provide for a custom lenticular print?

For custom lenticular prints, we require the digital artwork files from the client, preferably created in Adobe Photoshop. The artwork depends on what our client is trying to achieve. If you would like more information on our Artwork Requirements, please continue reading HERE .

What is the production time for a custom lenticular project?

Our production time is 10-15 business days after we have received final artwork approval from the client. Need something faster? We also offer a variety of stock images that can be imprinted, with a turnaround time of about 5 business days, depending on the quantity we have available at the time.

Is there a maximum number of frames that can be used for a lenticular print?

The number of frames depends on three very important factors: the size of the print, the artwork, and the desired lenticular effect. We advise all of our clients to use the least amount of frames possible. The more frames in a project, the higher the likelihood of ghosting.

What is lens direction and how does it affect the lenticular print?

The lens direction is the direction that the lenticular print would need to be moved in to view the lenticular effect. For example, lenticular prints with the 3D depth effect, the lens direction goes up and down. For lenticular prints with the Animation effect, the lens direction goes from side to side.

Is holographic the same as Lenticular?

The simple answer is No. Typically a holographic image is primarily one color and can display slight motion or depth. For an in-depth look as to what Lenticular is you can read more HERE .

What is the difference between Digital and Offset printing?

Both Digital and Offset printing process offer their pros and cons. Here at Lantor, we use litho offset printing presses, which results in higher quality prints. For more information and a Pros and Cons breakdown of the two methods, please CLICK HERE .

What are the backside finish and barrier for the lenticular prints?

Our laminated, multi-level backside barrier is composed of poly film and paper. Other companies only use poly film or opaque ink only.

Do QR Codes work on Lenticular?

Yes, we have successfully printed QR codes on lenticular prints. The number of characters and desired scanning distance determines the size of the QR code. Please feel free to contact us to Request Samples .