Lenstar Lenticular Print Award supported by drupa 2012

Dalkey, Ireland, (PresseBox) - The second edition of the Lenstar Lenticular Print Award (LLPA) has kicked off and is open for entries! Organized in the context of the drupa Messe, with the support of drupa innovation park (dip) and drupa print media fair 2012, the name "Lenstar Lenticular Print Award (LLPA) supported by drupa 2012" has been adopted for this year's edition. The LLPA has specifically been created to reward and encourage companies and individuals in the development and use of lenticular printing throughout the marketing and communication mix.

The LLPA is an incredible opportunity for the graphic arts community to recognize the growing importance of lenticular imaging as a product differentiator and a mechanism for ensuring that promotional efforts stand out from the crowd. The award is an initiative of DP Lenticular and www.lenstar.org, an organization committed to bringing the latest information on lenticular and new direct-to-lens lenticular printing technologies. This year's edition of the Lenstar Lenticular Print Award supported by drupa 2012 also benefits from the support of Fujifilm, Heidelberg and Océ.

Eligibility

The LLPA 2012 is open to any individual or corporate entity, active in the field of creation, preparation and printing of graphic material (photography, illustration,...) directly printed on the back of a lenticular sheet with the exception of the artistic project. Each participating individual or company is entitled to enter no more than a total of three (3) pieces, and only one (1) piece per category. All lenticular effects such as flips, animation, zoom, morphing and 3D effects qualify for the award, but must be printed (offset or digital) directly onto the back of lenticular sheets with the exception of the artistic project.

Each participating piece or item is submitted to an administration fee of €60.50 for all categories inclusive VAT. All applications and materials must arrive no later than April 16, 2012 to be eligible for the Lenstar Lenticular Print Award.

The results of the Lenstar Lenticular Print Award supported by drupa 2012 will be announced on the second day of drupa (4 May 2012) at the "drupa innovation park" at 5 pm during the award ceremony. The announcement will also be made by way of a press release and the LLPA website http://www.lenstarlenticularprintaward.org. The winners for each of the 6 categories will receive an LLPA Trophy created by Dublin Crystal and an official certificate delivered by the President of the jury, and signed by all jury members.

The winner of the "Supreme Public Preference Award", will be made public shortly after the exhibition in the week of 21 May 2012.

Categories

To cover the entirety of applications for which lenticular images are suited, six different categories have been defined. There will be one winner (award) for each of the six different categories.

Sales material: Merchandising products such as postcards, posters, etc.
Premium promotional material: Objects, magnets, gadgets, accessories, gimmicks, etc.
Packaging material: Book or magazine covers, CD, DVD, in-pack content, partial or full on-pack content, other packaging, etc.
Promotional material: Point of Sales or Point of Purchase such as poster, shelf tag, wobbler, display, aisle decoration, face frames, etc.
Large Format: Any format between 711 x 1016mm (28 x 40 inches) and 1219 x 1828mm (48 x 72 inches) Produced in offset or digital.
Artistic Project: created to be considered as a work of art

Judging

To ensure the highest possible standards and integrity, the members of the jury are chosen from a group of recognized professionals involved in the creation, production, and promotion of printing. Final judging will take place on April 18, 2012.

Some members of the 2011 edition, like Mrs. Michèle Bonnet, already committed their support for the 2012 edition: "It is because of my father Maurice Bonnet contributed in a really essential way to open the way on the potential of the lenticular 3D images that I am happy to be a member of the jury of the Lenstar Lenticular Print Award."

Next to the official judging, there will also be a Public Prize. Visitors will be invited to vote during the drupa show. The public's favorite will receive the "LLPA Supreme Public Preference" Award.

Judging criteria

Entries are judged based on the following criteria: creation (relevance and impact of the message, and originality), technical prepress (DPI quality, depth), technical printing (color registration, phasing, and colorimetric profiling).

Drupa is held in the Messe exhibition complex in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 3 to 16 May 2012.

To learn more about the Lenstar Lenticular Print Award, please visit: http://lenstarlenticularprintaward.org/

The Lenstar Lenticular Print Award supported by drupa 2012 would not exist without :Lenstar; DPLenticular, Pacur, Fujifilm, Heidelberg, Oce

About LENSTAR.org

LENSTAR.org was created on the idea of establishing an innovative lenticular resource for advertisers, designers, and their clients. This website helps them in their research about the lenticular technology and helps in taking out the "mystery" of lenticular print. Sponsored by several key industry leaders, LENSTAR.org is dedicated to providing helpful information that will improve the quality and continue the successes within the lenticular industry. Whether it's the latest lenticular innovations or solid lenticular design advice, LENSTAR.org strives to offer the best, and most accurate, lenticular knowledge to its visitors. LENSTAR.org was designed and is being managed by Linking Solutions, located in Minnesota.

DPLenticular Ltd.

DPLenticular is the only European company dedicated solely to the promotion and sales of Lenstar(TM) lenticular plastic sheets and rolls, offering customers in the graphic arts industry the highest quality lenticular sheet material available on the market as well as a reliable technical support and customized training services. Positioned as a premium marketing tool, lenticular print excels at boosting the corporate image and business profitability and is appropriate for use in a large number of applications such as POP designs, packaging, direct mail, promotional and various card formats... from a postage stamp to large format advertising. Lenticular technology is a high resolution imaging process developed for the purpose of creating visual effects such as S3D, multiple changing graphics or animation. The lenticular sheets are printed (offset, flexo or digital) with interlaced images using conventional or UV inks and can accept various types of laminations.

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