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Why hologram is safe

Safety degree of a well designed hologram is very high. A proof is given by the fact that Euro and many other values use it as an anti-counterfeiting. Visa and the other main credit cards also use it as an efficient barrier against cloning attempts.

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Holographic technique

Production of holographic material involves the whole company as there are several working phases.

Creation of graphic image

Consul+ is in position to create a personalized texture according to the customer's project and ideas, or it can develop already existent projects provided by customers in digital format.

Image transformation into hologram

Creation of an hologram occurs inside a lab laser, by realizing a Master we can develop with the following features: Dot Matrix (high definition), 2D/3D, Kinetic Effect, E-Beam.

By a recombination plant, image is repeated on bigger sheets in order to produce final nickel diesper.

Reproduction on plastic film or paper

The so created nickel dies are used by embossing plants in order to distort surface of plastic film or paper.

The obtained product is further metalized in vacuum, in order to allow hologram's vision and holographic image.

Further production

Metallized film and paper, according to the customer's request, can be so matched with other materials, made adhesive, arranged in rolls or sheets, die cut, printed.

Hologram

Hologram or "DOVID"(Diffractive Optically Variable Image Device) is an optic device changing the image according to lighting or angle of view . Considering it can not be reproduced, it is widely used as an anti-falsification system. (See, for example, Euro banknotes or credit cards).

A hologram is created by holography technique through impression of a sheet or a holographic film using a coherent bright source (laser).

Production of a hologram is made possible only after having realized a "MASTER" that can be produced with some precise safety techniques, such as engraving with an optic laser beam and overlapping images, and of higher safety, such as creation of diffractive images, made up of pixels, which are individually exposed to laser in sequence with focused laser beams.