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Frequently asked questions

Are holograms printed?

No. The holographic structures are shaped by means of heat in a wafer-thin (19μ to 50μ) PET material.



Difference between holograms and lenticulars

Lenticulars images are pure decorative labels and are usually used for promotional purposes due to their spectacular appearance. These labels are produced using usual printing methods. They have no security effects.



Which colors can be printed?

Due to the holographic embossed structures, a hologram shimmers at a certain angle of light incidence in all spectral colors. in particular the true color elements of the first security level are deceptively similar to printed images. It is possible to subsequently print a hologram. However, it only serves as identification and has no safety function.



How are 3D effects created?

Representing an object in 3D means to map each point of this object and its position in space by a vector whose components define the coordinates in a three-dimensional space. This is how the body is spatially pictured. The 3D effects are created by different heights and depths of the stamping plate when embossing the hologram.



What makes a hologram forgery-proof?

It’s the combination of various patented security elements (4-security-levels model). The special stamping plate (Shim) can only be picked up by four manufacturers worldwide. In addition, some security features are patented, so there is 100% protection against counterfeiting.



Is it possible to fake holograms?

No. Holograms are made using the E-Beam process and contain a combination of the various patented security features, which is why they are not forgeable.



What are the advantages of a hologram?

Hologram labels are one of the obvious security features, as opposed to hidden features such as microtaggans or security inks. The eye-catching look makes a hologram or original product easily identifiable. The combination of open and hidden security elements make a hologram tamper-proof.

Do holograms last on every surface?

The Hologram Company offers a variety of different adhesives that can be combined with the hologram material after the embossing process. We will find the right material combination for your application.



What are pre-production costs?

The pre-production work for hologram labels involves the creation of a graphic proposal for an individual hologram. This can include the integration of the company logo as a 2D / 3D effect in the individual hologram or the incorporation of image files as a switch effect. After the graphic, the embossing plate is created, with which the holographic structures are embossed into the material.



Can you order holograms in small print runs?

Yes. We offer a range of holographic standard foils / labels that are customized by laser or demetalization to our customers.



Is there a cost effective option?

It is possible to choose from our assortment of holographic standard foils / labels in order to realize an individual product protection even for very small print runs.



Is consecutive numbering possible?

Yes. Our holograms can be retrofitted with continuous coding or 2D coding using laser or digital printing.



What is the delamination effect?

Holograms delaminate when trying to detach from the ground. This means that the hologram is destroyed irreversibly. Self-destruction through delamination (also called demetallization) is a safety / quality feature.


What is a switch effect?

It’s when the viewing angle of the hologram is changed by turning, tilting, changing the viewing angle or the light incidence. This is the effect of a movement in the holographic image. There are changing color and / or image effects.




Nanostructures can only be read with aids such as magnifying glasses or readers. In contrast to microstructures with 2 to 4 μ line width, nanostructures move at 500 nm = 0.5 μm. Holograms can not be faked by these nanostructures.

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