We are making a complete attempt to answer the most frequently asked question about holograms and holography. If you still have any questions or queries, do write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q 1: What is a Security Hologram?
A “Security Hologram" is not made by printing or by special kind of ink as is commonly believed, but by the sophisticated technology of "Laser Optics" and is basically used to put a check on duplicity & piracy of products and documents. Apart from Security purposes, Holograms are also used for Brand Promotion.
Q 2: What is the difference between a Hologram and a Sticker?
Hologram is “Tamper Evident” in nature, i.e.; once affixed on a substrate and if it is tried to be peeled off, the hologram containing the holographic image will be destroyed. Hence it cannot be reused. Sticker can be removed from one place and reused again.
Q 3: How a hologram can put a check on counterfeiting?
Holograms are the best Product Security & Authentication Seal available. Virtually impossible to copy by any known printing technique, there is absolutely no case of a well designed and authentic hologram being copied accurately. Producing an original hologram is a highly technical, time consuming and expensive affair. It is virtually impossible to copy by any known printing technique. Traditional tools that counterfeiters use such as Cameras, Scanners, Color Photocopiers, Analogue and Digital printing do not work on hologram. The equipment and skill necessary for origination and mass production of holograms is a fairly difficult affair. Counterfeiters inherently select the path of least resistance and move to target brands & products that are easier to copy.
Q 4: What minimum order quantity is required to place in order?
To start with, we need an order for one hundred thousand pieces of Holograms.
Q5: Are there any low cost alternatives to custom security hologram labels?
If your project or product requires a hologram label but you find the cost a deterrent you may be interested in using one of our stock holographic images. The hologram security labels can be used as they are or customized with overprinting or sequential numbering. However, because they are available to anyone who wants to purchase them, stock holograms do not offer the same level of security as customized holograms,
Q 6: Can Holograms be provided in different foil colors?
Yes, it can be produced in different foil colors, i.e.; Silver, Golden, Copper, Pink, Green, Blue etc. along with many shades of multicolor foil. A customized color can also be produced if the order quantity is significant.
Q 7: What are different Applications of holography?
Paper Labels, Shrink sleeves, Stamping foils, Strip / spool form, Scratch Labels, Wads, Aluminum foils, Tagger foils etc.
Q 8: What are the formalities needs to be completed before placing an order?
We need to get P.O. on company letter head along with company's CST / LST / Registration / TIN no./PAN No. etc. to ensure the authenticity of the Brand.
Q 9: What are the smallest and largest sizes of a hologram?
The Smallest size of a hologram is 10 mm X 10 mm and the largest size is 150 mm X 150 mm.
Q 10: What are the different Shapes of a hologram?
The different shapes of a hologram can be Square, Rectangle, Circle, Elliptical, Rhombus or any other special shape. The corners of a hologram could be sharp or rounded.
Q 11: Can it be used on any surface / substrate?
It can be affixed on all the products / substrates. However it cannot be affixed on oily, greasy and dusty surfaces.
Q 12: What additional feature can be given in a Security Hologram to make it more authentic?
Additional Security Features (other than Holographic) which can be incorporated are :
Color of the foil:
We can provide hologram in customized and different colors.
Fixed or Sequential numbering which can be pure numeric or a combination of alphabets and numbers can be printed. Additional information like Batch No., Month and Year of Manufacture etc. can also be printed.
Fixed or Sequential numbering which can be pure numeric or a combination of alphabets and numbers can be printed. Additional information like Batch No., Month and Year of Manufacture etc. can also be printed. This type of printing is not visible to naked eye and can be viewed only under special light.
Laser etching on the holograms can be provided which is permanent impression. The laser etched portion in the hologram adapts the color of the substrate on which it is pasted. We can Laser Mark Sequential and Fixed numeric alpha numeric date, signatures, images and logos.
Fixed or Sequential numbering which can be pure numeric or a combination of alphabets and numbers can be printed. Additional information like Batch No., Month and Year of Manufacture etc. can also be printed. Also Images, Linear Bar codes and 2D Bar Codes can also be printed.
White Code Marking:
Fixed information such as a person signature, name, year and codes can be printed. This is a permanent marking.
Q 13: Can Barcode be incorporated on a Security Hologram?
Yes we can print 1D Barcodes and 2d Barcodes on a Security Hologram
Q 14: What are the different kinds of holograms?
Holograms as such can be broadly classified into four categories but their features are endless.
Q 15: What kind of artwork do you need to create a hologram? How do I submit it?
- 2D/3D Effect: Normal level Security
- Kinetic Animation Effect: Medium security
- Dot Matrix Effect: High Level Security
- E-Beam Effect: Highest Level Security
- Photopolymer Effect: Ultimate holographic technology till date
- As the level of security increases, the Origination cost also increases.
If you are interested to make a hologram for your brand or company, just send us your logo, company name, website, picture or any such matter which you want us to incorporate in the hologram preferably in Corel Draw format by Email. If you do not use this software you can also send us in JPEG, Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat Reader, GIF Image Etc. We will customize your hologram’s design and send the same for approval.
Q 16: What advantage do I have in doing business with Holosafe rather than some of the other Hologram companies?
The answer is simple; Holosafe is a fully integrated professionally managed custom hologram label manufacturer. We are fully equipped to handle your security hologram label job from concept to finished product. All processes are in-house, allowing us to precisely control security, quality and cost. We provide the best technology, security, quality and pricing to our valued customers.
Q 17: How can Holosafe assure us the security of our holograms?
We pledge and assure you of 100% secrecy and security of your holograms manufactured by us and takes 100% precautionary measures at all levels of our business cycle.
Q 18: How thick are the holograms?
They are 24 microns thick.
Q 19: Do I get a proof of my hologram?
Ans: You will get an Adobe PDF or JPEG visual of your hologram prior to production. It is not economically viable to make a true hologram proof. However, if this essential, we can quote you for a proof separately.
Q 20: What is the lead time?
From start to finish, around 15 to 20 working days are required for the first order. In very urgent cases, we can also execute in shorter duration. For repeat orders, we supply in one week time.
Q 21: Can I have holograms on rolls?
We can provide only large volume order on rolls.
Q 22: Can you send us any samples?
Of course, please email is your address and contact details, and we shall be happy to send you the samples.
Q23: Can I visit your plant to see your manufacturing facility?
Of Course, it shall be our pleasure.