Ever wanted a Printed GIF image? So you can paste it on your fridge, or gift a friend?
It is now a reality through this Kickstarter funded campaign turned company – GIFPOP. Their motto – Gifs aren’t just for screens anymore.
Gifpop brings animated gifs to life with the magic of lenticular printing
This project intends to use Lenticular Printing like we have featured Here, to bring these computer generated moving pictures to life.
“Binx told Bloomberg Businessweek that the technology is “relatively old and relatively straightforward.” The news outlet has an in-depth explanation of the lenticular printing process. But, she said, “the magic for us” is getting to see GIFs in the real world.” For those that need a refresher on Lenticular Printing –
Lenticular printing is a technology in which lenticular lenses (a technology that is also used for 3D displays) are used to produce printed images with an illusion of depth, or the ability to change or move as the image is viewed from different angles.
Examples of lenticular printing include flip and animation effects such as winking eyes, and modern advertising graphics that change their message depending on the viewing angle. This technology was created in the 1940s but has evolved in recent years to show more motion and increased depth. Originally used mostly in novelty items and commonly called “flicker pictures” or “wiggle pictures,” lenticular prints are now being used as a marketing tool to show products in motion. Recent advances in large-format presses have allowed for oversized lenses to be used in lithographic lenticular printing.
GifPOP is offering these cards a range from 10-20 dollars and many sizes – business cards through postcard sized. You can check out their intro Kickstarter video here:
Pretty cool to see this technology – one that has been around for many years -get revived by a company like GifPOP. A full article can be found in the sourcelink below. Get online and order yourself a GIFPOP today – Here
~Source: LA Times