2016 : DIP-ping into Lenticular Print at drupa innovation park
At drupa, DP Lenticular was also partnering with KBA for live demos to the offset market. Show stopping prints were produced on the new half format press using LENSTARplus® 75 LPI lenticular sheets. The LENSTARplus® lenticular sheet is a PACUR product created specifically for direct lens printing that provides unsurpassed characteristics in brightness, toughness, clarity, notch resistance and cutability.
drupa innovation park interview: Daniel Pierret, CEO, DP Lenticular Ltd:
Developed specifically for the brand authentication, security, philatelic and other high-end flexible label markets, MicroFlex® labels attracted a great level of interest at the show. Produced by Forward Optics (U.S.A) MicroFlex® is a unique ultra-thin lens array film and the first ever label of this thickness to produce eye-catching depth, dimension, and motion effects. This unique substrate contains a micro-optical lens array on the surface magnifying graphic elements imbedded in the second surface printing. Unlike traditional lenticular material which is too stiff for most labeling applications, MicroFlex® is a patent pending blend of a biaxial oriented polypropylene base layer (for press stability) and cast polypropylene (for flexibility).
This lens design does not exist anywhere else in the world and its development is in direct response to a gap we spotted in the medium to large format flatbed market.
At the show, DP Lenticular also staged the third edition of the Lenstar Lenticular Print Award (LLPA) supported by drupa 2016. Created to highlight technical processing options, and showing entries from all over teh World, the Awards Ceremony was held on June 2 at 5pm in drupa innovation park