Custom View-Master reels from your images

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Custom View-Master reels from your images

£15.00

A “Retro-View” custom View-Master reel created from your own 2D or 3D images, ready to drop into a View-Master branded 3D viewer or our own viewers (available at additional cost). Seven images are needed per reel.

Price is per reel (which comes complete with a retro-looking protective sleeve).

Estimated despatch date: On or before Monday 08, May 2017
SKU: DS018 Category:
Discounts available and automatically applied:
10% discount for 10+ reels
15% discount for 50+ reels
20% discount for 100+ reels

Product Description

You can supply 2D or 3D images for this View-Master compatible reel, although of course only 3D images view as 3D in a view-master viewer – ordinary 2D photos look great though. We will need seven images (or seven stereo pairs) to make up one reel.

Technical notes:
The format of viewer images is landscape only, upright images won’t work unless severely cropped.
The final images on these reels are very small – just 11.5mm x 10mm – and work best with bold and colourful photos.

Please number your photos from 1 to 7, in the order you want them viewed, so that we can prepare the reels in the correct order.

If you are a Photoshop wizard then you can prepare your images to the correct size: 1240px wide x 1125px high @ 300dpi. You might find this Photoshop template handy for image preparation: Retro-View template

Please read this page before uploading unsuitable images! Retro-view-reels

3D reel artworkYou can also order customised reel and sleeve graphics – ideal for commercial giveaways and promotions and product launches – more information here: Customised reel graphics

Image suitability

  • The format of viewer images is landscape only, upright images won’t work well unless severely cropped.
  • The final images on these reels are very small – just 11.5mm x 10mm – and work best with bold and colourful photos.

retro-view

Our Retro-View reels have images that are a very square-ish rectangle in landscape orientation. This can’t be varied, it is part and parcel of the venerable View-Master system.

Therefore, care should be taken when choosing your images. While it is possible to use other shaped images without cropping, they don’t look great as they don’t make best use of the very small image space.

If you can find your way around Photoshop then you are welcome to pre-prepare your own images. Otherwise, we will, by default, intelligently crop your images to fit the Retro-View format. You will be sent a PDF proof of the images for your approval before we produce your reel.

If you are a Photoshop wizard then you can prepare your images to the correct size: 1240px wide x 1125px high @ 300dpi.
You might find this template handy for image preparation: Retro-View template

Here below are some examples of what sort of images work and don’t work.

Girl on carousel

A nice photo but the wrong shape and orientation

Girl on carousel

Without modification, this is how the image would appear in the viewer

Girl cropped

With our intelligent cropping the image fills the view and still makes a great image

Family

This photo looks promising but the important central figures fill a wide space

family bad crop

Uh-oh, this doesn’t work well, important detail is lost when cropping, making this image unsuitable

Panorama

Great photo but this shape is going to present problems

Panorama

Without modification, this is how the image would appear in the viewer

Panorama cropped

Even with careful cropping this image has lost the drama and is therefore best avoided

Kids

This looks promising – it is a wide picture but the important content is central

Kids cropped

With our intelligent cropping this makes a great photo for a reel

Redhead

This square image looks like it will work well

Redhead cropped

Yes, it crops very well and makes a great reel image – bold, colourful and important detail away from the edges

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