Thursday, June 6, 2013

Rowlux® Illusion Film


Rowlux® Illusion Film is a really cool material that has been around for a long time and has been used in everything from trade show booths to artworks by Salvador Dali and Roy Lichtenstein.

Rowlux® is a multi-lensed effect lenticular plastic manufactured in vinyl, polycarbonate (stock) or cellulose propionate. Available in flexible or semi-rigid, in both sheet and roll form. Rowlux thermoplastic sheet gets its effects of motion and dimension from thousands of minute parabolic lenses molded into the surface. These lenses create shimmering patterns that can be remarkably three dimensional. It comes in a wide variety of patterns and colors, translucent and opaque. Printability is the key word for Rowlux. It can be printed with various methods including silk screening and hot-stamping. It can be applied to many substrates with a variety of adhesives.

Here are some examples:

 Trade Show Exhibit
 Red Hot Chili Peppers' Drum Set

Roy Lichtenstein, "Moonscape" 1965

2 comments:

  1. Yes you have shared a nice and informative blog about polycarbonate sheet.. thanks for the great post

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  2. Was able to track down Rowlux, in a long running hunt to find any remaining samples or patient info of a product rowland apparently made in the 80's celled Rowland Kinetic 3d Illusion film, (atleast i think that was what it was called) you can see it on the right in this video. if anyone has more info please let me know! http://youtu.be/tTbqadFv60Y

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