3-D Lenticular Printing
”3-D printing” is a multi-step process consisting of creating a ”lenticular image” from layered digital file, and combining it with a lenticular lens. This process of offsetting the various layers at different increments for a 3d effect.The narrower viewing angle of a 3-D lens lets each eye see a two separate and slightly different image. This is what creates the 3-D effect.Once the various images are arranged, they are flattened into individual, different frame files, and then digitally combined into a single final file in a process called interlacing.
From there the interlaced image can be printed directly to the smooth side of the lens or it can be printed to a substrate (ideally a synthetic paper) and laminated to the lens.