Global Marketplace: A Small Business Point of View


Years ago, I never thought of exporting anything because of the paperwork. It’s horrendous for a small company like mine. Based in Indian Trails, N.C., Micro Lens Technology, Inc. designs and engraves optical patterns into cylinders and plastic film to produce images that have an illusion of depth or the ability to change and move. We’ve produced 3-D posters for movies and have even had brides place orders with us for their big day.

If you have a pattern or image, we can print, mount and laminate it. We strive to ship all orders within 8-24 hours of receipt and confirmation. The shipment can be a few pounds to a gigantic cylinder weighing 3,000 pounds to anywhere in the world. And I’m proud to say that 60 percent of our product is exported.