The fame of motion cards has increased significantly within the past few years. Before, it was pretty easy to spot a card with about two or three pictures, but times have changed. Today, motion cards come with several images that can even be used to produce videos that are a few seconds long.

Motion cards make use of lenticular printing. Are you wondering what that is? It is a type of technology that has been used time and again to create printed images that possess an illusion of depth. Therefore, when you view such an image from different angles, it can move or even change.

Lenticular printing uses lenticular lenses which also comes in handy when creating 3D displays.

Lenticular prints are categorised depending on the required change in the line of vision for a specific image to transform or move. Below are the three major types.

Animated Prints

In animated prints, you can see two or more subsequent images that do not have a lot of differences. Here, you only need a medium distance between one angle of view and another to see the various images used. Hence, you can see one photo, with both eyes, and view another if you move a little.

Transforming Prints

The two or more images used when making transforming prints are very different. There is a massive change in the line of sight required for you to view another picture. This gives you time to look at an original image and even analyse it since moving a little will not change what you see.

Stereoscopic Effects

Like with animated and transforming prints, two or more images can be used to create these types of prints. However, the change required in the line of vision so that you can see a different image is incredibly small. It is even possible for each of your eyes to view a different picture at the same time.