In 2003, after several years of research
and reorientation of printing methods on
lenticular plastic, the elements giving form
to a first patent for the Company are formally
identified. Photogram then drafts the textual
description of one of the numerous industrial
secrets it has developed since its inception.
On July 18 th , 2003, a first patent is officially
tabled in the United States and at the international
level with the collaboration of the Montreal
patent agents firm Ogilvy Renaud.
Photogram's DRIP increases the general quality of high definition lithographic printing, used to produce lenticular printed products. The DRIP was developed to:
- Have an absolute control of the capacity to reproduce the colors in the printing process, and even surpass photographic quality;
- Increase the level of definition of any printed image in order to multiply the number of images in each lenticular product, thus providing far superior quality lenticular special effects;
- Greatly facilitate, in general, the printing process on lenticular plastic.
The DRIP technology is a mathematical algorithm which enables to control the printing raster in the print manufacture process. The printing raster is the basic component of all types of printed images. Each image of a printed product is formed of a multitude of dots, generally containing the basic colors « CMYK » (cyan, magenta, yellow and black). The small dots which create larger images are what we call the printing raster. In the traditional printing industry, these dots generally vary from a round to a hexagonal shape. Photogram’s DRIP raster is composed of lines, instead of dots. Because of this patent pending line shape raster, Photogram’s printed products are also UNCOPIABLE – no other raster technology available in the world being able to reproduce its line shape format.