What are the requirements of the original file?
|Computer software||Photoshop CS, Illustrator CS, Freehand 9 or CorelDraw 9 files|
|File format||Tiff, eps, ai, jpg, psd, fh, gif, mpeg, cdr|
|Artwork size||Full size ( 1:1 ) with 3mm bleeding edge for die cutting|
|Resolution (dpi)||At least 200 dpi -the better the quality, the better the outcome|
For color matching,
-inkjet printout is not acceptable as the ink color and paper will be different from commercial proof
-pantone is not acceptable for lenticular printing so we will convert it to CMYK offset printing colors
CD, DVD, or
Put on your file server and we'll download it.--(Recommended) or
Upload to our file server or
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org if file size is smaller than 15MB
Hints on artworks:
1. Avoid using letter with too thin stroke, esp. that goes in the same direction as lenticules.
2. Font size shall be as large as possible, say 14 points or above is better.
3. Avoid big color contrast in different views, e.g. solid black or red elements on one view but white background on the other.4. Common background in different frames will have better result.
Not more than 3 flips is recommended for totally different images; and special effect is suggested for 4 flips or above; up-to-down is better than left-to-right changing.
Use the minimum number of frames to create the effect; the degree of motion shall not be too large and also the area covered by the changes shall be as small as possible.
The difference between the small and big size shall not be too large; Up-to-down changing is absolutely better than left to right changing; small size will have better result.
Two different artworks could be provided but the shape and contour of the "morphing" object shall be as close as possible.
3. 3 Dimensional (3D with depth illusion)
- Layered files with all elements editable in layered Photoshop format is preferred;
- Avoid sold color background as it will reduce the sense of depth;
- Background with image or text will facilitate your eyes to register the difference in relative position of the image elements;- As elements of the artwork are separated in layers. Avoid placing important information, e.g. company's fine logo or name, in non-focal layers as it will be less sharp.