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Printing animations and 3D images has been known for ages. Despite increasing the success and general effect of the print it stayed at a niche level because it was considered too complex and therefore, too expensive !


In order to simplify the process, getting rid of the lenticular substrate was the first aimed goal. Printing lenses at the exact resolution of the image made lenticular substrate, pitch calculation and optical alignment part of history. 

On top of simplifying the process it also made it costless. It was also possible for the first time to mix high definition 2D printing and 3D animations onto a single standard substrate much cheaper than existing lenticular.

Some of Printed Optics numerous advantages are listed below:

  • No more expensive lenticular substrate.
    Printing lenses allow you to print on almost any kind of transparent substrate. This mean you can use cheap PE, PET, PMMA, Acrylic… even glass!

  • Selective printing.
    You can have only a part of your image in 3D and keep the rest of your print in High Definition. It allows you to print small texts or to keep the object of your advertising in HD.

  • No more Pitch calculation.
    You now print the lens and the image using the same press. The mechanical pitch associated to calendared lens doesn’t exist anymore. The optical pitch linked to the viewing distance and the thickness of your media is calculated automatically by our Software. No more heavy calculation and adaptation to a plastic lens.

  • No more complicated registration.
    The registration is now mechanical. You only have to register you recto verso print by using the same side of your substrate.

  • A bigger range of accessible 3D.
    We have designed for you lenses that combine a fast printing time, a small quantity of varnish and a very big accessible 3D. You can have for example a 30 LPI focusing on a 5mm substrate… No pre-calendared lens can each this depth of 3D and number of LPI. It gives you the best accessible quality print on the market.


Tremendous possibilities offered by Printed Optics Technology, invented

and patented by Popims LensPrinter, was recognized by the European

Digital Printing award for best special effect from its launch in 2014.

Our first distributor swissQprint was very happy thanks to Popims Inovation !





Simplifying the processes is Popims LensPrinter ultimate goal. Getting rid of the lenticular substrate and all the complex processes linked is the first achieved goal. Our technology makes lenticular substrate, pitch calculation and optical alignment part of history.


Our software follows the same rule, offering an easy to use and powerful solution.

It is embedded with specific digital printers and combined with explicit printing modes directly on the press. They allow the converter to create 3D effects by its own on standard transparent substrates.

Software are sold within global licenses including software and patents rights on top.

The license is available for 3 months demo or in LifeTime mode.




Popims 3Design Dual Interlacer


PC software released by Popims LensPrinter in 2019.

It is designed for converters to easily convert a photoshop file with layers into a 3D image. 

The created images are to be combined with cylindrical lenses or spherical lenses printed using specific varnish printing modes. The piece of Software creates the coded image and the lens to be printed.


Thanks to a powerful algorythme and an easy workflow creating a 3D image has never been so simple.

This new Software has been computed from the start to give you an intuitive path from the image delivery of the agency to print.

Advantages are numérous:

  • The same piece of Software computes lens and images for spherical and cylindrical lens.

  • You can easily give depth to a photoshop image with layers.

  • You can save the animation as a *.gif file and share it with customers by email.

  • You can save  the project as a Popims file to work on it later.

  • You can create gost layers that will appear only on a part of the animation.

  • You can create a PDF file ready to print and already compressed for an easy RIP process.

  • You only have to choose the lens used and the viewing distance so that the pitch is automatically calculated.



It is simply the most simple and powerful tool on the market !


2021 anim cylindrique.gif
Wonder anim spherique 2.gif

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POPIMS LensPrinter gathered exclusive patents rights on lens printing technologies.


Patents listed below protects both processes and devices created:


  • PCT/FR/2009/050883 (US 8,472,118) patent applications describing and protecting optical elements such as lenticular arrays, light guides and video screens that are manufactured by printing techniques using transparent and non-transparent inks,

  • And US/6,833,960, US/6,856,462 and US US/7,609,451 patents describing and protecting lenticular arrays and lenticular arrays manufacturing processes using printing and other manufacturing techniques.


POPIMS LensPrinter has unique know-how around printed optics and lenticular printing. Over the past decade we have experienced lens-printing in multiple technologies such as inkjet, flexography, silk screen, security...

Don't hesitate to contact us for new development !

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