2D & 3D Holography

2D & 3D Holography

AR Metallizing creates two-dimensional and three-dimensional images from custom artwork.

2D is kinetic holography. 3D holography creates depth to the pattern and design. When these two are combined together the effects capture a sensation of depth in the final design which helps to create an exciting and visually appealing finish.

Commonly used on a wide variety of applications, our 2D/3D holographic finishes delight both designers and consumers. The eye-catching and attractive finish this holography offers easily elevates products and brings designs to life.

  • Gift wrap
  • Magazine and catalogue covers
  • Direct mailing envelopes
  • Labels
  • Packaging board

The beauty of holography

  • Offer your customers face stock that's innovative and highly appealing without losing any operational efficiency during the printing and converting process
  • Our holographic papers are available globally
  • Enjoy the same production efficiency you can expect with standard white papers
  • Our holographic papers are designed to perform optimally with a large variety of inks and all contemporary printing methods

Our story

Functional

  • Perfect for use on a variety of applications: from commercial prints and book covers to packaging and labels
  • 2D/3D holography is a unique way of adding depth and movements to designs
  • Set your products apart with truly stunning looks that differentiate them from the competition
  • Despite their glossy looks and unique appeal, our products are recyclable and eco-friendly

Stylish

  • Create stunning looks for a variety of applications without the use of plastics
  • Benefit from custom looks that are totally unique to your applications
  • Holography adds a stunning and timeless finish
  • Ideal for new product launches or for championing 'must have' products in your range

Technical

  • Despite the stunning finishes, our holography is cost-effective, meaning it's an affordable way of adding eye-catching looks to your applications
  • Our holography is print-ready, potentially shortening lead times
  • Our 2D/3D holography helps inks dry fast, cutting production times
  • Our holographic face stock is an ideal surface for printing using a variety of contemporary techniques (UV, digital, etc)

Specifications

Index Value
AR Metallizing Pro support Included
Weight Up to 150 gr
Custom Colors
Available in UltraShine
Available in Holographic
Available two sided coating
Reverse gloss
Print methods Gravure, UV Offset, Flexography, Digital
Ink advice included
Delivery Rolls, sheets
Recyclable 100%
Physical Prototype
Augmented Reality Prototype On request
Other finishes and options Contact us

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.
  • Is available worldwide
  • 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 a reliable supply chain
  • Gain operational efficiency
  • Improve entire waste streams
  • Support market entry in the minimum timeframe
  • 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
  • Differentiate your brand and products from the competition
  • Nurture brand connection
  • Is eco-friendly

Features

Good looks

Leaving a lasting impression with high gloss and smoothness.

Printing

Compatible with a wide range of printing technologies.

Quality

Reliable and high-quality assured.

Safety

Meeting industry and regulatory requirements.

Cost-efficiency

Striking the balance between economy and quality.

Sustainability

Sustainable and recyclable alternative to film and foil.

Variety of widths

Available in different widths to support the converting base.

Multi-functional

Designed to meet the specific needs of different industries.

Reduced waste

Less waste at end of supply chain.

Combining boldness and depth, nothing says 'wow' like our 2D/3D holography.

FAQ about 2D & 3D Holography

  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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What's your story?

Holography gives a variety of applications the ultimate 'instagrammable' look. If you're looking for custom or unique designs, our team is here to help. Questions? Comments? Interested in a mock up? Drop us a line and a member of our team will be right in touch.