PrintWeek Awards 2019: Antz Innovations wins Digital Printer of the Year

By 02 Dec 2019

Antz Innovations clinches the title based on its innovations in the use of lenticular lens in printing. As Chitti Babu of Antz told PrintWeek, the company always looks for new possibilities and is always on the track to exploring creative pathways to implement unique ideas.

In the first sample, 3D Lenticular Digital Printing, high quality 3D illusion effect has been implemented on a print portrait with a massive attractive appearance. It was a challenging job as Antz made this image for 3D to produce crystal clear result on a print.

In the second sample, morphing effect has been used exclusively in print media, where every point of two different images has been accurately marked to produce the morphing effect.

In the poster for the Tamil movie Kaappaan, two types of effects have been embedded into a single print, where 3D and flip animations are combined together to claim mass attraction. It was a challenging task to implement two effects into a single print, and Antz did it successfully.

The Blink Off campaign posters, for JWT, which won an award during Cannes Lions 2019, are of 30x20-inches and they were printed on a 20-lpi sheet.

A software called Lentricks was used for merging the two images, and the resultant image was printed directly on lenticular sheets on an Epson printer.

The shortlisted companies in this category were:

  • Trigon Digital Solutions 
  • Manipal Utility Packaging Solutions
  • Pragati Pack
  • Silverpoint Press

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