Friday, January 12, 2018

The Lenticular Medium


It is virtually impossible to produce high quality lentigrams without a deep knowledge of the lenticular medium. Unlike standard photography where the selection of the printing support commonly happens at the end of the process, in Lentigraphy it comes first. It is important to acknowledge the properties of a lenticular sheet at the start of the process to produce prints with intended depth, angle of view and clarity. Taking a series of pictures of an object and printing them onto a lenticular medium, ignoring its technical properties, will likely result in a print with shallow depth, lack of sharpness, banding, deformation and other undesired artifacts.