A hologram is a product of lasers, not inks. It cannot be produced by the standard ink-based printing technologies like offset, rotogravure, flexography etc. Only a hologram manufacturer can produce a security hologram.
Most duplicators scan or photocopy to duplicate a label. Since there are no inks in the hologram, it is not possible to reproduce it by photocopying, scanning or taking a photograph. Hence holograms have proved to be a strong weapon to fight counterfeiting.
Holograms are tamper evident – once affixed at the desired place, any attempt to reuse the hologram sticker will result in its destruction. Various types of tamper evidence patterns are available. Please click here to see the types of tamper evidence patterns.
The dynamic and colour changing feature of a hologram attracts attention and is easy to identify and difficult to replicate. It is due to these reasons above that hologram labels are widely used to protect products and documents.
Hologram labels are available in both reels and sheets to suit your dispensing needs – manual or mechanical. If your quantities are large then machine application of holograms are also possible. We can refer some label applicator manufacturers to you who will provide you with machines customized to your needs.
We also offer variable information like alphanumeric sequential numbering, random codes, bar codes and QR codes on hologram labels. This significantly enhances the security and provides ease of material tracking. Every single hologram thus could actually become unique!
The Variable Information can be imprinted using the following technologies:
- Laser Marking
- Ink-Jet Marking
- Ultra-Violet (UV) cured Marking
- Thermal transfer
Additional levels of security are also possible such as invisible codes and numbering and also multi colour and exploding fonts. We can also hide such variable data by a holographic scratch off coating.
A hologram sticker or label is a visual authentication feature that helps a viewer to differentiate a genuine product from a duplicate product.
Duplicators do not have access to a hologram sticker, as hologram printing can only be done by a hologram manufacturer, and not any other printer. So if someone needs a hologram, one needs to approach a hologram manufacturer, who will only do the hologram sticker printing for the brand owner after verifying the credentials.
This would typically vary from product to product and the packaging. Please share your product and packaging photos, and we will be happy to advise the size of the hologram sticker recommended.
Creation of a hologram master and the hologram printing process takes about 3 weeks generally. We can sometimes turn it around even quicker. Please share the project specifics and we will be happy to support you.
Any hologram printing job is sensitive to quantities - both on production and commercial aspects. Higher the quantity, lower the cost. We will even deliver very small quantities , but in order to keep your costs low we suggest that you consolidate 2- or 3-months’ requirements in a single order.
A hologram cannot be produced by any commercial printer with offset, gravure or screen print technology. Hologram printing can only be done by a hologram manufacturer who has the technology, expertise and the specialised equipment. A hologram does not contain any inks so it cannot be photocopied, scanned or even photographed. The exclusivity of the manufacturing technology and the unique visual appearance makes it highly secure against any attempts to replicate the hologram.
Hologram are made with interference pattern of lasers, and the hologram colours keep changing with a change in viewing angle or the angle of the light illuminating the hologram. Hence a hologram sticker always reflects VIBGYOR colours. The visual effect that one sees is purely based on reflection of light, and without any printing inks, hence one cannot see the true brand colours at all viewing angles in the hologram.
A hologram can be applied manually or with help of a machine applicator. Depending on the quantity one decides how he wants to apply the hologram sticker. Yes we can supply you a hologram applicator customised to your requirement.
The hologram sticker is embossed (printed) on Metallised polyester film with some proprietary coatings.
Yes, hologram stickers can carry sequential numbering, bar codes, random codes, QR codes. Any kind of variable data can be incorporated as a visible or invisible element in the hologram. The hologram manufacturer will generally do this as a last process prior to despatch.
A hologram is easy to identify and almost impossible to replicate. It is a mark of identification for buyer to check before purchase. The brands must create an awareness amongst their customers regarding the presence of the hologram in order to maximise the benefits of the hologram.
All hologram sticker are Tamper evidence in nature. Any attempt to remove them destroys the hologram such that it cannot be reused.
No, Holograms sticker can be of any colour apart from silver like gold, copper etc. We have a wide range of colour options to select from. We can even offer customised colours.
Hologram labels should be stored in clean and dry conditions and ideally in a locked room. We recommend storage in 25 degrees Celsius temperature and 65% Relative Humidity in a dry area. If stored in its original packaging in these conditions, the holograms should be good for consumption upto 4 months from despatch.
A hologram sticker can carry a variable or fixed bar code which can be read by any smart phone or a scanner. This can further be linked to an app owned by you or developed by us.