Holographic paper & board: eye-catching and secure
Holography, when only the best is good enough
Wrap your brand in holographic paper and paperboards for eye-catching shelf appeal as well as protection against counterfeiters. Enjoy a custom design or select from our extensive library.
Let us inspire you
Pattern 50 "No Color Tiny Glitter"
Pattern 54 "No Color Large Glitter"
Pattern 216 "Denim Dots"
Pattern 217 "Fairy Dust"
Pattern 231 "Shear"
Pattern 232 "Carousels & Rainbow boxes"
Pattern 242 "Hyper Plaid"
Pattern 246 "Fragments"
Pattern 247 "Cracked Ice"
Pattern 249 "Champagne Bubbles"
Pattern 440 "Lens"
Pattern 696 "Pillars of Light"
Pattern 877 "Rainbow"
Pattern 434 "Lasagna North-South"
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Benefits for printers
Our holographic paper is easy to work with. It runs like regular paper and is printable in nearly all technologies Printers enjoy operational efficiencies, such as:
- Production efficiency you can expect with standard white papers
- We offer a variety of widths to fit your equipment and support your customers’ requests.
- Our metallized paper compatible with contemporary printing techniques
- Is suited to all types of ink
- Runs efficiently on printing presses to maximize impressions per minute
Benefits for convertors
Our holographic paper can be used for a variety of applications, and our creative team remain on-hand to help support you throughout the conversion process. Our holographic paper will:
- Provide an eco-friendly paperboard that is available worldwide
- Support market entry with successful launches of new brands
- Gain operational efficiency
- Provide a reliable supply chain which also affords you flexibility when you need it
- Waste suitable to be recycled
Benefits for brands
Our holographic papers are easy for brands to incorporate onto packaging, labels and a variety of other applications, and it is ideal for creating an impact with consumers. It offers benefits such as:
- Catch and retain consumer attention
- Convey your brand is of superior quality
- High gloss and smoothness leaving a lasting impression for your customers along with sustainable alternative to foils and films
- Is a recyclable monomaterial
- Nurture brand connection
Holographic brands stand out on store shelves.
Covert imagery is invisible to the naked eye. Allows for an even higher level of brand protection.
Protect against counterfeit
Unique physical properties add authentication power and security features to packaging and promotions.
Compatible with a wide range of printing technologies.
Striking the balance between economy and quality.
Sustainable and recyclable alternative to film and foil.
Variety of widths
Available in different widths to support the converting base.
Designed to meet the specific needs of different industries.
Less waste at end of supply chain.
FAQ about Holography
Does Holography print and convert differently than silver metallized product?
Holography performs similarly to standard metallized paper and does not require any additional steps or special inks or processes. The product may need to run at speeds slightly slower than normal printing run speeds for say a white coated paper but ultimately it performs like any other coated paper during printing and converting.
Can I get seamless holography?
In holography there is what is called a seam or shim line that is a part of the holography process. It is possible to eliminate and or minimize the number seam (shim) lines and also to hide these lines inherent in the holography process.
How is holography made?
To create a holographic pattern an additional production step within the direct metallizing process is required and that happens after our pre-coating is applied and before metallizing begins. Holography patterns are embossed into our pre-coat prior to metallization and once metallized the image/pattern comes alive with color and imagery.
Does holography have to cover the full application?
In direct metallizing process, yes, holography must cover the whole application. It is possible to utilize more than one type of holography to create the illusion of spot holography which can be done with registered printing.
I don’t fully understand the difference between the different types of holography. What are the effects?
It is totally understandable to a little confused by the different types of holography: it's often a surprise that so many options are available!
Is it only possible to use one type of holography on a single application?
It is absolutely possible to use more than one type of holography on a single application. Because of the stunning effect pairing two types of holography can have, this can be a favorite option for designers, who are able to create some incredible finishes.
How long does it take to produce my holography order?
AR Metallizing always makes our holography to order which means that there is a slightly longer lead time than with our standard papers or films.
Why is holography so useful as an anti-counterfeit measure?
AR Metallizing has patented technology to create a hologram for security purposes. Our holographic security papers are designed with functional properties to fit a variety of applications.
There are several holography types. Which holography is best?
AR Metallizing offers various types of holography it can be challenging to know which is best for a particular application or identify which type might provide a visual advantage over another for specific uses.
Can AR Metallizing help us visualize our designs or show how the artwork will look?
We are proud to support our clients by with creative services to help them visualize holographic finishes as well as providing insights into which type of holography might fit their application or packaging best. We provide creative assistance that runs from the mockup stage all the way through to post-production and consulting with printers and converters.