Newbie to Printing
- Dec 17, 2022
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Films with lower lines per inch (LPI) are available, but they are obviously more granular. However they are fine for viewing further back. Maybe my strategy then will be to find films with lower LPI and make larger prints: I can't make the print resolution smaller but I can make everything else biggerThat is an resolution you won't get with typical inkjet printers , the question is how much a degradation to 300 pixels per inch is still accepable or terribly looking already - is there any test about all this ? Are there other lenticular films available with a lower lens count - e.g. 40 / inch?
As far as tests, I've done pretty well so far with 50LPI and 4 cameras, but the you can see the frame jump from one to the next when you rotate the lenticular print. Using more cameras results in smoother transitions, but then I am squeezing the printer for resolution apparently. What I've done so far is fine for phase 1. I'll just have to live with that, moving forward with commercializing what I've done, making a 3D photobooth at the local flea market and using the funds to upgrade what I've currently done. That's the idea anyway
I don't know, nor do I know anyone at a commercial lab. I haven't tried looking at the academic literature yet but I'm sure there are specialty (very expensive) printers that go down to micron scales. I think I've ruled out the hopeful possibility that I will find something small that is as powerful as what I want.Tony4597 said:What do the commercial labs use equipment wise?
Do they quote in PPI or LPI (Lines per inch). If LPI then a rough guide is that LPI is roughly half the PPI of an image