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nevadinova
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:04 pm

Yeah, looks like that was a pretty huge success! I bet they sold the bulk of these yesterday.
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:06 pm

First poster I’ve bought in a couple of years...

Very excited to receive this!
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:22 pm

missed again. Twice in a row :(
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:25 pm

aldobishalini wrote:
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I imagine the plex will feel and weigh like one of the sheets in a Spotlight Frame
No, its thicker than a spotlight overlay. The reg edition might be similar thickness but I would wager a tad thicker than an overlay.

The best way to describe the heavier one is that you can prop it up on a shelf or chair, no frame is really needed. The thinner one, probably not but I could be wrong.
Both are super durable. The effect and look is the same. No way could you tell a difference when looking at the two in a frame next to each other, other than if you had a backlit frame for the light to pass through (plex ed) like the ones at a movie theater, and those will run you 2-300 bucks. I had one hard wired into the wall for double sided one sheets in our previous house which was cool.

I'm also guessing that the back of the thinner one doesn't allow light to pass through, but I don't care as I want it to add to the 24x36 SD frame rotation I have going on here...the extra $100 wasn't worth it to me personally.
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:25 pm

Is there any special framing ideas to use for something like this?
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:27 pm

These drymounting rule. Killer work as usual daddy
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:33 pm

I don't dabble in movie posters too much but 2001 is an all-time favorite. Can't wait to get this.
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:41 pm

Nice work, guys. Took a gamble and it paid off.
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:42 pm

First buy in a few years, and managed to get the Plex. Seemed to be up for 5 mins or so. Really excited, and glad I don't have to frame this monolith!
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:44 pm

2001, the Pollock, and next week with Ferguson ESB and Struzan BTTF3...not a bad two week stretch.
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:54 pm

wonkabars7 wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:25 pm
aldobishalini wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:24 pm
I imagine the plex will feel and weigh like one of the sheets in a Spotlight Frame
No, its thicker than a spotlight overlay. The reg edition might be similar thickness but I would wager a tad thicker than an overlay.

The best way to describe the heavier one is that you can prop it up on a shelf or chair, no frame is really needed. The thinner one, probably not but I could be wrong.
Both are super durable. The effect and look is the same. No way could you tell a difference when looking at the two in a frame next to each other, other than if you had a backlit frame for the light to pass through (plex ed) like the ones at a movie theater, and those will run you 2-300 bucks. I had one hard wired into the wall for double sided one sheets in our previous house which was cool.

I'm also guessing that the back of the thinner one doesn't allow light to pass through, but I don't care as I want it to add to the 24x36 SD frame rotation I have going on here...the extra $100 wasn't worth it to me personally.
With regards to the difference in the effect, here's BNG's FAQ section on the subject which seems to imply the PLEX is better for 3D lenticular effects:

"There are two main materials used for lenticular lenses.

The first is called PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) and is around 1mm in thickness. This lens can be mounted on either paper or plastic backing. This material is best for transforming effects, but can also be used for 3D effects.

The second is called PS (Polystyrene). It has a thickness of 4mm and resembles plexiglass. This is best used for strong 3D effects."
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:00 pm

The 'strong' effect from what I have seen and what I own is due to the light passing from behind the design, which the thicker one (should) allow. So there is higher contrast, and thus the image is bold. But in daylight without a backlit frame/propping it up in a window, I would bet the difference is either zero or marginal.
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:02 pm

wonkabars7 wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:00 pm
The 'strong' effect from what I have seen and what I own is due to the light passing from behind the design, which the thicker one (should) allow. So there is higher contrast, and thus the image is bold. But in daylight without a backlit frame/propping it up in a window, I would bet the difference is either zero or marginal.
Either way I am intrigued, although I won't ever see the difference anyway since I didn't purchase both. Moot point then.
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:05 pm

Yes, and I am curious how closely BNG either replicated the traditional lenticular process or refined it in some way.
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Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:22 pm

jkw3000 wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:44 pm
2001, the Pollock, and next week with Ferguson ESB and Struzan BTTF3...not a bad two week stretch.
In for BTTF3
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