National Graphics, Inc.
Provide the world with the highest quality printed lenticular products and services available at the most cost-effective means possible, while never ending our pursuit of perfection in enhancing lenticular technologies.
Donald Krause established National Graphics in 1976 to produce color separations for local printers in and around Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1993, National’s engineering and development team had an idea that resulted in the creation of our patented Extreme Vision mastering and interlacing software. National made the move from color separations to lenticular production in late 1994 as the number of lenticular projects began to outpace the separations work that established the company.
National quickly proved itself as a pioneer in lenticular imaging by designing the first commercially viable lens. This lens, described as the 75 LPI (lenticules per inch) lens became the world-wide standard in lithographic lenticular production.
Since then, National has developed numerous lens designs. National’s patented CRYSTAL high definition lens is a mere .007 inches thick and has a 200 LPI resolution. For comparison, the standard 75 LPI lens is usually .018 inches thick. The thinner lens offers numerous benefits and opens many new applications including pressure sensitive roll and fanfold lenticular labels.
The Extreme Vision process combines National’s patented interlacing software with proprietary lens designs and printing expertise. Its technology provides the highest quality lithographic lenticular production in the world.
As innovators, National continues to develop its intellectual property portfolio, extending Extreme Vision into new processes and applications to make it a viable option across the entire print media spectrum.
Patents - Intellectual Property
National Graphics has revolutionized the lenticular imaging industry by making a number of key breakthroughs that allow for the use of lenticular lens technology in applications not previously possible or cost-effective. We have researched and developed many unique and superior lenticular products and services, and actively protect this technology in domestic and international markets through the use of patent, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets.
|•||6,635,196 - Molded Articles Having a Surface Bearing a Lenticular Image|
|•||6,490,092 - Multidimensional Imaging on a Curved Surface Using Lenticular Lenses|
|•||6,424,467 - High Definition Lenticular Lens|
|•||5,896,230 - Lenticular Lens with Multidimensional Display Having Special Effects Layer|
|•||5,847,808 - Method of Producing a Multidimensional Composite Image|
|•||5,617,178 - Method of Producing Multidimensional Lithographic Separations Free of Moiré Interference|
|•||5,488,451 - Method of Producing Multidimensional Lithographic Separations Free of Moiré Interference|
|•||6,974,080 - Lenticular Bar Code Image|
|•||6,995,913 - Digitally Imaged Lenticular Products Incorporating Customized Elements|
|•||7,149,035 - Digitally Imaged Lenticular Products Incorporating Customized Elements|
|•||7,083,340 - Systematic Lenticular Lens Selection in a Digital Printing Environment|
|•||7,153,047 - Systematic Lenticular Lens Selection in a Digital Printing Environment|
|•||7,136,185 - Corresponding Lenticular Imaging|
|•||7,212,346 - Continuous Lenticular Image Label Web|
|•||7,239,420 - Corresponding Lenticular Imaging|
|•||0772797 - Multidimensional Litho Sep Free of Moiré - UK|
|•||2,186,123 - Multidimensional Litho Sep Free of Moiré - Canada|
|•||194309 - Multidimensional Litho Sep Free of Moiré - Mexico|
|•||226,493 - Multidimensional Imaging Curved Surface Lenticular Lens - Mexico|
|•||239,605 - High Definition Lens - Mexico|
|•||2,379,407 - Molded Art. Having Surface Bearing Lenticular Image - UK|
|•||2002/10089 - Molded Art. Having Surface Bearing Lenticular Image - South Africa|