Lenticular Printing Worthy of James Bond

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So this is seriously cool, as in James Bond kind of cool. An art student has figured out that lenticular printing could actually allow for the embedding of secret codes inside of a painting. Just imagine for example a modern copy of the Mona Lisa being carried across borders as a simple tourist knickknack but …

Lenticular Printed Paintings Change as You Walk By Them

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Yet another artist has now discovered the joys of working with lenticular paintings. Rafael Rozendaal has announced that his latest series is going to take advantage of the unusual printing process, one which we here at Snapily are proud to offer to artists everywhere. For those not familiar, Mr. Rozendaal puts it best when he …

10 Animated Business Cards That Will Add Dimension to your Business

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With the rise of Big-Data culture some say that business cards are dead. But while the means of communication may be changing the power of “human data” and the basic need for real connections is just as necessary to our makeup as it always was… including real business connections. Check out three reasons that these …

GIF Gets an Upgrade with Lenticular Printing

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There is an old saying that was old will be new again someday. That day appears to be now for one of the oldest technologies on the web, the lowly GIF file. An entrepreneur is now working to create a system using lenticular printing to create animated GIFs in printed form so that they can …

Artist Spotlight on Warped Exhibition, Bright Matters

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Things are not always as they seem, and in a current exhibition at NYC’s Muriel Guépin Gallery that message is coming across loud and clear (or actually, not so clearly). Artists are constantly challenging us to question what we think we see as well as how we interpret and internalize those visions.  While many artists …

Dos and Don’ts of Lenticular Photo Selection

Lenticular Photo Selection Dos and Don'ts

There’s nothing like a photo that beautifully captures a moment in time, which is why I consider photography as an art form quite different from painting, sculpting, drawing and any other hands on creative process that I’ve practiced. I must admit, I didn’t do well in my photography class, if I’m to be totally honest: …

The Lenticular Process Using SnapilyPro

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A few months ago we received a letter from one of our (satisfied) SnapilyPro costumers, Heath Freeland. Heath is an animation and VFX teacher who was kind enough to share his insights into the process of creating a lenticular image. This article was originally written for Heath’s students, but he felt it would be helpful …

DC Comics to Release Lenticular Printed Comic Book Series

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Holy lenticular comics Batman! DC Comics this month released a series of comic books dedicated to their Futures End series, all of which featured special lenticular printed covers which give the illusion of motion depending on how you hold them. The Future’s End series is set about 35 years in the future or rather, in …

A Special Offer From Snapily For Your 3D Camera Prints

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You don’t need to be a 3D enthusiast to know that this technology is becoming the new normal in the digital world. From movies to televisions to phones and cameras this technology is here to stay! Of course with its ability to reach out and grab you on so many levels who can say they’re …

How to Personalize a Thank You Note

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You may think those good’ol thank you cards your mom used to make you write out after your birthday party are passé , but the truth is that being grateful is never out of style and manners can never be vetoed by technology! In fact our personalized 3D Photo Cards are one of our hottest …

The Lenticular Printing Process Explained in 5 Steps

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With the availability and affordability of Lenticular printing provided by Snapily and SnapilyPro, 3D and lenticular printing for personal and business use is becoming more and more popular. We’re seeing it used for creating magnets and ornaments as well as for business cards and advertisements. The illusion of movement is one that is mesmerizing and attention …

Amazon Fire Phone Includes Lenticular Photography Mode

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Amazon has gotten mixed reviews on their new Fire Phone. Many people expected the Fire to be a more basic phone which would appeal to the masses as opposed to a gee whiz kind of phone which appeals primarily to tech geeks. Well here at Snapily, we say hurray for the geeky Fire Phone. It’s …

3D vs Lenticular: Is There a Difference?

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While the terms “lenticular” and “3D” are used interchangeably they are actually not the same thing. Lenticular printing a specific method of imaging while 3D has a broader definition. 3D imaging is a broader term used to describe the way or brain and eyes processes optical illusions. While one of the ways 3D imaging is …

Transformers Transformed Into Lenticular Printed Coins

Transformers Lenticular Printed Coins

In conjunction with the release of the latest Transformers film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, the Perth Mint in Australia has decided to “transform” the Transformers into a series of lenticular printed silver coins. Of course, calling these coins is a bit disingenuous. These are really more like small silver bricks than actual coins since they …

Canadian Mint Creates Haunting Lenticular Printed Coin

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Taking advantage of a unique printing technology, lenticular printing, the Royal Canadian Mint is hoping to give coin collectors something to scream about. The mint has created a new coin featuring the so called Ghost Bride of Alberta. The Ghost Bride is said to have been a woman in the 1930s that tripped on the …

Ten Easy Steps to Photographing for 3D and Lenticular Printing

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You don’t need to plan a photo shoot for great lenticular imaging results – you can simply choose existing photos that are a similar size and color scheme to achieve a print that shines above the rest. But if you REALLY want to make an impact or if you just want to have some extra …

Where We’re Going: The Future of 3D Imaging

The Future of 3D Image Technology

Growing up watching The Jetsons and Back to the Future, I thought we’d be well on our way to flying cars by now. Never did I imagine that instead we’d be heading in the direction of electric cars and solar roadways (even cooler than flying cars)! Which goes to show that predicting the future of …

The De La Torre Brothers’ Lenticular Art Show

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The City of Sunderland, United Kingdom will play host to some truly unique artwork this summer. Sunderland is home of the National Glass Centre, a museum and research center devoted to the study of glass and glass artwork. This summer, the De La  Torre Brothers of Mexico will be there displaying both their glass art …

Turnowsky Goes 3D for the Holidays

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In my last post, I introduced you to the Turnowsky Art House, one of the most respected names in printing design. With their fun and innovative images, Turnowsky has gained a reputation for quality and creative designs that you won’t find anywhere else.  Turnowsky’s classic artwork has already graced calendars, notebooks, gift cards and the …

Barbara Strasen, a Pioneer of Lenticular Art

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Get to know Barbara Strasen, a household name in lenticular art. When most people think of lenticular images, fine art may not be their first association, but did you know that  these fun transformational images can be used to create beautiful masterpieces?   A pioneer of multi-image art, Barbara Strasen merges photographs and paintings to create …