Animated photo printing
Bringing motion to 2D pictures and a new lease of life to a retro technology - lenticular printing - Snapily's new online business turns customers' own pictures into animated images.
The service lets customers upload their own images, choosing which effect to apply: 3D, morph or flip. The "moving" image is then printed on a product of the customer's choice: greeting card, business card, invitation or notebook. A little further down the line, the company will let users turn a 2-second video clip into a card that plays as it rotates.
The US-based service, which is the brainchild of Israeli HumanEyes Technologies, is the only one we're aware of that offers lenticular printing on-demand, in small runs and at low cost. Prices are comparable to conventional stationary products, with a single greeting card costing USD 3.99 and notebooks sold for USD 15.99. One to bring to other parts of the photo-printing, novelty-seeking, gift-giving world?
Source: springwise.comAdded: 17 December 2008