From Concept to Creation: A Look at the Hologram Sticker Printing Process
Holograms are not just for science fiction movies and futuristic technology. They are now a popular and versatile medium for branding, marketing, and product authentication. Hologram stickers are used on everything from credit cards and passports to consumer products and packaging. Holographic stickers are visually striking and eye-catching. The multidimensional, shimmering effect of the hologram can grab attention and make your product or packaging stand out on a store shelf or in a customer’s mind. But how exactly are these mesmerising, multi-dimensional images created? Let’s take a closer look at the hologram sticker printing process from concept to creation.
The Design Process
The first step in creating a hologram sticker is the design process – arguably, the most important step in creating the perfect holographic sticker. This is where the concept for the hologram is developed, and the artwork is created. Many hologram printing services offer design services as well, but it’s also possible to provide your own design. The design should be in vector format, usually in Illustrator or CorelDraw, and should be in a resolution of 300 dpi. The design should also be limited to a single colour or a few colours, as holograms are not capable of reproducing full-colour images.
Holographic stickers can be used on a variety of materials, including paper, plastic, and metal, and they can be die-cut into any shape or size, making them versatile and adaptable to different branding and marketing needs.
Create a Master Hologram
Once the design is finalised, the next step is to create a master hologram. This is done using a technique called holographic photopolymer plate embossing. The master hologram is created by exposing a photopolymer plate to a laser beam that has been split into two beams – a reference beam and a signal beam. The reference beam is directed onto the plate, and the signal beam is directed through the artwork. The two beams interfere with each other on the plate, creating a three-dimensional image of the artwork. This master hologram will be used to create the final hologram stickers.
The next step is to create the hologram stickers. This is done by stamping the master hologram onto a substrate, such as a vinyl or polyester material. The stamping is done using a specialised stamping machine that applies pressure and heat to the master hologram and substrate, causing the image to transfer onto the substrate. The result is a hologram sticker that is a replica of the master hologram.
Add The Wow Factor
Now that the hologram stickers have been created, they are ready for further customisation. Hologram printing services offer a variety of customisation options such as serial numbers, barcodes, and additional security features like micro text and hidden images. These options can be added to the hologram stickers using a variety of techniques such as digital printing, hot stamping, and laser engraving. Holograms are often also used as a security feature, and this can add an extra layer of perceived security and authenticity to your product or packaging.
Furthermore, holograms can be made interactive, which can add an interactive element to the packaging and make it more engaging, and memorable. Finally, the hologram stickers are ready for packaging and shipping. They are usually packaged in rolls or sheets and can be shipped to customers worldwide.
Get The Best Quality Holographic Stickers From Printsys
While creating a hologram sticker is a complex process that involves several steps, the end result is a mesmerising, multi-dimensional image that can be used for branding, marketing, and product authentication.
Holograms are often associated with luxury, high-tech products and they can give the impression of a high-value product. Printsys is a professional hologram printing service that is able to create these stunning images with high precision and quality. With their hologram stickers, you can add a unique, high-tech touch to your products and packaging, and make your brand stand out in a crowded marketplace.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take your branding and marketing to the next level. Contact Printsys today to learn more about their services and see how they can help you create a stunning, eye-catching campaign that sets you apart from your competitors. Get started now and experience the power of holographic stickers for yourself! Contact them today!