Lenticular Lens Dimensions
Lenticular sheets range in thickness from 0.008 to 0.385 of an inch. What you choose is determined by the desired effect your looking to accomplish and how your project will ultimately be used. Sheets come in a number of sizes, with 20"x 28" and 28"x 40" being two of the most commonly used in offset printing. Roll lenticular is also available for the flexo and web printing markets. Ultimately—whatever dimensions being used—it's the clarity of the lenticular sheet that plays a huge role in the quality of the product.
Lenticular Lens Options
There are so many variables involved in putting together a great lenticular piece. Selecting the correct lens is ultimately one of the most important decisions to make. Below is a simplified chart system to aide in finding the best lens options for your planned effect.
* This print process requires an optically clear adhesive to laminate the lens to the print (increasing the distance between the print and the lens, thereby, changing the focal point.) It is suggested that the lens gage or thickness be adjusted by the manufacturer to allow for the thickness of the adhesive.
How to Use the Chart Below:
In the top chart, select the print process you are planning to use and cross-reference the planned effect your art will be designed for. This will highlight the recommended lens type(s), as well as the lens properties in the bottom chart.
* Please note that the charts below are a point-of-reference ONLY. Every lenticular piece will have different variables. Be sure to consult with your printer or "ask Lenny" to help you find the best lens for your job.
* Lenstar VLF