effective
technologies to
FIGHT PRODUCT
COUNTERFEITING

Holographic foil

What is it?

Holographic foil is a diffraction pattern which displays movement or color shifts when viewed from different angles.

  

How do you detect it?

Authentication of a holographic foil is performed by looking at the visual pattern and changes under varying viewing angles.

  

How does it work?

The production of holographic foils relies on the generation of 3D nanostructures on the foil surface. Transfer of the foil onto the product or document is then performed by either sticking or hot stamping.

 

What do we think about this technology?

Like holograms, holographic foils are also available for counterfeiters at very low cost. Therefore, holographic foil is not very secure. Moreover, it requires lamination of your packaging and therefore adds substantial cost. It also makes variable printing more challenging compared to a standard varnish finishing, since it is more challenging to define varnish-free areas with laminates.

Replacing a holographic foil by a Cryptoglyph® will eliminate all costs associated with the foil and the lamination operations, while providing a much higher level of security and ease of use.

  

Field of application

Banknotes, official documents, PVC cards, pharmaceutical products, folding boxes, food and beverage containers.

holographic foil
ANTI-COUNTERFEITING
TECHNOLOGY
Overt/
Covert
Application Security
(duplication)
Security
(forging)
ROLLOUT
COST
COST
PER ITEM
READER
COST
Deployment
complexity
Target
Audience

Holographic foil

Overt Covert Semi-Covert
Stick/Glue
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
High Medium Low
N/A
High Medium Low
Company Internal Law Enforcement Consumers

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