For over 20 years, our commitment to quality and technology has played an important role in establishing our legacy of authenticity. Since the start, American Paper Optics, LLC has offered technologically advanced lenses for all of your 3D needs and we continue to strive for optical excellence in everything 3D that we do. Read more about some of the amazing places we have gone with our 3D products!


By Thomas Bailey Jr. of The Commercial Appeal (4/20/2016):

The Bartlett-based American Paper Optics wants to sell at least 100 million solar eclipse sunglasses by Aug. 21, 2017.

That may seem like an astronomical number, but the date marks the biggest astronomical event of the past century in the United States.

“Once we get close (to Aug. 21, 2017), people are going to get really excited. We need to have all the glasses.’’


Memphis, TN (PRWEB) August 05, 2014

American Paper Optics LLC (APO), manufacturer and marketer of over 2 billion pairs of 3D glasses as well as other 3D products, recently debuted its latest promotional product: EyePlay Illusional signage.

EyePlay signs require no power, but appear to be moving when a customer walks by. That movement catches the viewer’s interest and engages them so they want to take a closer look giving advertisers more time to interact with customers and a new way to get their message across.


3D Glasses Empire adds Depth with Print Company Acquisition

Memphis, TN: American Paper Optics, LLC (“APO”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets and stock of Jaco-Bryant Printers, Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee. With the upcoming retirement of Sam Lencke, president of Jaco-Bryant, it made economic and strategic sense for American Paper Optics to acquire their largest vendor.


Memphis, TN: October 22nd, 2012- American Paper Optics will introduce their new Holiday Specs line of retail 3d products, “Holiday Magic 3D Viewers”, this season in specialty stores and via a new, interactive, holiday themed website. These new 3D viewers feature patented lenses that transform ordinary holiday lights, city lights, street lights, and more into magical holiday images.


Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" was written more than 40 years ago but its cautionary tale of environmental stewardship remains relevant.

Now the Philadelphia Zoo is using the story, long a standard in environmental education, as the basis of a 3D exhibit drawing attention to a very real situation that parallels the Lorax's story. The orangutans, found only in tropical forests on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, are critically endangered because native forests are being destroyed for palm oil plantations, which produce the thick oil used in many of our products from packaged food to cosmetics.


Bartlett, TN: March 23, 2012- An online contest launched last month by retail giant Walmart is helping call attention to innovative retail products and, in one case, a very interesting new 3D offering from American Paper Optics called the Holiday Magic 3D Viewer. These molded plastic Holiday Magic 3D Viewers feature fun holiday designs that create one of 5 different holiday images when viewing any bright point of light. The Holiday Magic 3D Viewers line includes Snowman, Santa, Reindeer, Snowflake and Christmas Star versions.


Bartlett, TN: October 20th, 2011 - American Paper Optics will introduce their new line of retail 3D products, “Holiday Magic 3D Viewers,” this Friday. These new 3D viewers feature patented lenses that transform ordinary holiday lights, city lights, street lights, and more into magical holiday images.


Polaroid Eyewear has partnered with American Paper Optics for the launch of a new generation of curved 3D glasses - "Polaroid Premium 3D Glasses".

The Polaroid Premium 3D Glass Collection consists of 3 custom frames with precisely curved circular polarized lenses allowing moviegoers and passive TV viewers to fully experience 3D with an uncompromising field of vision and a pair of glasses to match their personal style. Prescription lens wearers are not forgotten with our new premium 3D COVER style that fits comfortably over any optical frame.

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Bartlett, TN: October 28, 2010- In an effort to capitalize on the popularity of 3D, Rachael Ray has teamed up with American Paper Optics, LLC and 3-D Vision to broadcast segments of the Rachael Ray 3D Halloween Special to over 2.4 million viewers. The special, which is to air this Friday, October 29th, uses the 3D glasses manufactured by American Paper Optics and distributed through this week’s TV Guide Magazine. However, unlike the new 3D Blu-ray and Cable/Satellite broadcast standards, the show will be accessible to viewers that do not own a 3D television.


NEW YORK, August 24, 2010 -- Inc. magazine today ranked American Paper Optics, LLC in the top 25% on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Music website Pandora, convenience store chain 7-Eleven, Brooklyn Brewery, and Radio Flyer, maker of the iconic children’s red wagon, are among the prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

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