Gold Ink Awards Entry: 3-D Lenticular Effects Makes This Direct Mailer Pop
PHILADELPHIA—May 29, 2015—This 2015 Gold Ink Awards entry, titled "Universe," was entered into the Direct Mail category, by lenticular specialty printer Virtual Images, headquartered in Redland, California. The direct mail piece was designed by Adam Johnson, lead creative at Virtual Images.
"Universe" was printed on a 40" KBA Rapida 104 sheetfed offset UV press, for a press run of 10,000 sheets. Multiple colors were used for this project, as well as diecutting (rounded corners). According to Maile Kaulukukui, sales and marketing program manager at Virtual Images, a lenticular lens was also applied (21.5 mil/100 lip), which she says, creates lots of depth that can be viewed at a hand-held distance. "Lenticular printing is a highly specialized process, and the design, art preparation (interlacing), and printing require substantial expertise and experience," Kaulukukui further explains.
"Universe" was produced in Virtual Images' production facility in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The plant is G7 certified, as well as humidity and temperature controlled. Kaulukukui adds that the company has made investments to its press to optimize cooling and to allow for exceptional image register and consistency on lenticular materials.
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