Framing Lenticular Prints

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Postby wottagunn on Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:00 pm

Couldn’t find a topic on this.
Anyone know how to go about correctly framing lenticular prints?

Is glass required? I feel that anything with reflection will take away from the 3D effect, so museum may need to be used. But does the print need to be protected from fading etc at all?
And is floating a bad option? The only lenticular I have is Linea and it weighs quite a bit.

Any info on this would be appreciated.
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Postby peacedog on Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:12 pm

Lenticular are UV safe plastic so fading is a minimal issue, but we still use UV glass. Regular glass doesn't inhibit the 3D effect at all especially since lenticular are typically shiny, but anti-reflective glass is always nice. Yes, you can float a lenticular, but be wary of how you hinge it as they are translucent and you can sometimes see the hinging. We prefer to build them with a lightbox backing as a little illumination really kicks in the 3D effect.
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Postby FroDawg on Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:50 pm

You can watch Emek demo what Corey described here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZEum5fqRNc
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Postby ErocAfellar on Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:29 pm

I did one in a double sided glass frame and hung it on my kitchen window like a piece of stained glass. Basically mounted it to one piece of glass and sandwiched it against another. edit: probably wouldn't do that with your print
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Postby p1pp1n on Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:35 pm

Are there any forseeable issues with the image side of a lenticular directly in contact with the uv acrylic?
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