It is a known fact in the lenticular extruding industry today, that the current traditional method of supplying lenticular extruding cylinders consists of applying a soft copper base plating onto a steel green base cylinder surface, which is then diamond turned and engraved. After the lenticular engraving, a post chrome thin-flash plating is applied on top of the copper engraved plating, only to help protect the soft copper finish underneath from oxidation and staining. The post chrome plating does very little to protect the copper lenticules from damage or wear while extruding.
Custom & Conventional Optical Machined Mold Patterns:
Custom Engravable Materials & Geometric Diamond Machining Pattern Capabilities:
2 & 3 Meter Width CNC Diamond Machine Center Shaped Geometries Include:
NOTE: The following schematics and explanations illustrate the numerous advantages of the new patented and patent pending LentiClear aspheric/elliptical lenticular lens, versus the typical industry standard cylindrical lenticular lens that uses prior art and much older technology.
As you can see from the above illustration, the industry standard lenticular lens uses a cylindrical shape. (Note: The print material is located to the left of the lens and the view is located to the right. For best performance, all of the light rays exiting the lens should be parallel or collimated). Due to a spherical aberration, only the rays in the central portion of the lens exit in this desired manner, while the rays farther from the center begin to significantly change from the desired direction. As the light rays reach the outer portion, the light can be seen to internally reflect, which ultimately returns the highly defocused light to the print material. This reduces the overall light output, brightness and contrast of the image when viewed through the lenticular material.
The new LentiClear lens (see above illustration) overcomes the shortcomings of the standard lenticular lens by utilizing an optimized aspheric/elliptical shaped lens that effectively collimates the light from the printed material. The light is well collimated, no light is internally reflected, and the full aperture of the lens is used. The enhancement in contrast, clarity, and brightness afforded by the new LentiClear® lens brings sensational improvements and added opportunities to the entire lenticular industry.
Now, compare images projected from several points on the printed material by the industry standard cylindrical lenticular lens versus the new LentiClear® aspheric/elliptical lenticular lens. The excellent performance of the LentiClear® lens clearly demonstrates that the light from the points is essentially collimated and forms well-defined and separated beams. On the other hand, the performance of the industry standard cylindrical lenticular lens illustrates that light is poorly collimated and the light from different points on the printed material is intermingled. This causes the projected images to have dramatically less clarity and contrast than images produced using the new LentiClear® high performance lenticular lens.
The new LentiClear® lenticular lenses also provides a much wider field-of-viewing angle, as well as providing brighter, clearer and better contrast images than the typical cylindrical lenticular lenses.
JacoTech utilizes and offers our newly patented, aspheric/elliptical state-of-the-art optical lens design, JacoTech proprietary direct engravable plating (with no post chrome flash plating required), patented diamond tools, and precision single point CNC micro-machining process for all of our JacoTech lenticular cylinder customers.
Learn how we will save you money within your lenticular extruding manufacturing plant (as compared to your current source) when using the new advanced JacoTech cylinder technologies.
JacoTech guarantees that we will furnish you with the best quality cylinder surface finish and longest lasting engraving life that is available on the market today!
Please call Dr. Gary Jacobsen today to discuss pricing of your particular standard or custom lens design and cylinder engraving applications. Large contractual volume based discount pricing programs are offered, please inquire if applicable.
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