Have you ever wondered what’s involved in the process of printing holographic images onto a surface? Or perhaps you have already gone online to try and find out about the steps and equipment needed? Whatever the case, your search would certainly have turned up results with holographic transparent foil in them.
Holographic transparent foil is the answer to the question “what kind of material can holograms be printed on?” The reason why a special purpose material like this is needed for holographic printing, instead of regular paper is because of the nature of holographic images. Because of how they are meant to reflect light that passes through them in a unique way, a holographic image requires a print surface that is both metallic in nature and capable of forming microscopic grooves and valleys to diffract and reflect light the right way when a holographic pattern is embossed on it. Ordinary print paper cannot achieve this effect, which is why holographic transparent foil is required.
The process of using this foil paper to “print” holographic images involves hot stamping your design onto whatever you’re planning to transfer the image to. It can be used on PVC, PP, PET and other plastic based materials, as well as on cardboard paper, greeting cards, shopping bags and more. They can even be used for popular security applications like currency notes, credit/debit cards and Identity cards, to act as a deterrent for counterfeiters.
The recommended temperature for hot stamping with the foil is between 110 and 130 degrees Celsius, and for no longer than 0.3 to 0.8 seconds for best results.
The holographic transparent foil is available in four different size options:
- 16 cm x 120 cm
- 21 cm x 120 cm
- 32 cm x 120 cm
- 64 cm x 120 cm
If you love making eye catching stickers or are in the business of creating branding items that pop with colors, then I’d recommend you start making holographic stickers. Trust me when I say that regardless of what surface your stickers or branding prints end up on, they will be sure to attract the attention of everyone with their brilliant colors and the way they reflect the light.
Hot Stamping Foil
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