New Kickstarter campaign for service that easily converts animated gifs into physical animated lenticular prints - video embedded below:
Gifpop is a tool to make custom cards from animated gifs, using the magic of lenticular printing.
We’ve been working over the past several months on a way to print animated gifs onto lenticular cards. Each sheet of lenticular film has many tiny lenses, which allow us to print around ten frames of animation onto small cards. It’s been around since the 1940s, but has mostly been used for children’s toys. But we think that gifs and lenticular printing are two simple, lo-fi technologies that were made for each other.
We’ve been doing tons of test prints with different materials and different types of film, and have started working with a lenticular manufacturer that will allow us to do custom prints. We’ve also been building out a website where you can upload a gif, select a portion to print, and order a gif card in a variety of sizes. We’ve been sharing and showing these gif cards among friends — it’s been really fun, and addictive to play with. And now we’re finally got everything in place to do our first big production run, and we need your help.
One of the incentives you can receive from backing are print examples from three top-notch artists who post their work on Tumblr: DVDP, Mr Div and 89-A.
A service in a simpler, easier format like this has been crying out to be made available for ages (I’ve tried it before myself using expensive software and services, which can be trying …).
You can find out more about the Kickstarter project here