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Holograms and Security Solutions
Application Recommendations...

Ballot Box, Vote Box

Our adhesive security seals will seal a box and lid to indicate tampering. Our adhesive security seals leave an adhesive residue when removed. Our frangible security seals break into pieces when removed. Our SecureGuard products indicate tampering but leave no adhesive residue when removed. If the ballot box has a hasp, you can also use a mechanical plastic seal or padlock seal for added security.

Non-Residue Labels for Metal and Smooth Plastic

When removed, film shows a previosuly hidden message of "VOID OPENED" but leaves no adhesive residue on the surface. Suitable for indoor or outdoor application.  Ideal for use on expensive equipment or products that you want to secure without leaving a messy residue, including:

  • Computers
  • Servers
  • Network and phone patch panels
  • Laboratory equipment
  • Laboratory glassware
  • Electronics
  • Evidence
  • External computer hard drives
  • Metal cabinets

Most effective on the following surfaces:

  • Bare metal
  • Glass
  • Painted metal
  • Painted & varnished wood
  • Most smooth plastic
  • Most non-porous surfaces
  • Indoor and outdoor applications

For textured plastics, plastic bags, and powder-coated paint, consider our Plastic-Guard labels.

For finished surfaces, test SecureGuard in an inconspicuous area before committing to use. If the finished surface is not securely bonded to its underlying material, the finish may be removed or damaged when the label is removed.  If a SecureGuard label is left applied to a surface for longer than 90 days, a minimal amount of adhesive residue may remain, depending on the surface. 

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Non-Residue Labels for Textured Plastic

Our Plastic-Guard labels are recommended for the interior hatches and doors on aircraft which are textured plastic. When removed, film shows "VOID OPENED" but leaves no adhesive residue on the surface.

Plastic-Guard is a good choice for a non-residue security label for use on the following surfaces:

  • Aircraft hatches (interior)
  • Aircraft doors (interior)
  • Powder-coated paint
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic carrying cases (HDPE)

If Plastic-Guard labels are used on a high energy surface such as glass or bare metal, the non-residue feature will not work. For non-residue labels for use on smooth high-energy surfaces such as smooth plastic and bare metal, our Secure-Guard Labels are a better choice.

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High-Residue Security Labels

Our S28 security stickers offer enhanced security because the "high residue" tamper evident feature is more sensitive than low- and non-residue labels. Also, the "high residue" feature makes the S28 stickers more versatile and effective on a wide range of surfaces, materials and environmental conditions.

When removed, the security sticker will self-destruct to indicate that the security seal has been broken, and will leave a high amount of adhesive residue on the affixed surface.

Our S28 products feature a premium grade adhesive, and can be used both indoors and outdoors. They can be initially affixed in temperatures as low as +10°F. After affixing, the stickers are suitable for temperatures ranging from -40°F to + 200°F.

The choice of a high-residue label may not be appropriate for reusable containers, since cleanup may be required.  The adhesive residue clean up is usually not an issue for disposable packaging.  If cleaning up the adhesive residue is an issue, we recommend our STO12 (low residue) products, or our line of Non-Residue Security Stickers.

 

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Low-Residue Security Seals

Our security seals are designed to show signs of tamper evidence immediately if removed after application. Unlike competitive products, there is no waiting period for the tamper evidence feature to become active.  The STO product line leaves a minimal amount of adhesive residue on the surface when removed. This 'low residue' feature minimizes clean up on reusable containers or surfaces.

Low residue security stickers are not recommended for materials with low surface strength, such as recycled cardboard, pressed cardboard, and pallet film. When removed from these surfaces, the adhesive will tear the surface and not activate the tamper evident feature. For these applications, we recommend a high residue security sticker such as our S28 products.

Our STO products feature a premium grade adhesive, and are compatible with most material surfaces, and are suitable for use indoors or outdoors. They can be initially affixed in temperatures as low as +10°F. After affixing, the stickers are suitable for temperatures ranging from -40°F to +200°F.

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Plastic Band Seals

Plastic band seals are fixed length seals, which create a 3 inch loop (7 inch circumference). They are affordably priced and intended for low and medium security applications.  They offer a lower cost alternative to metal band seals, and are easy to install and remove.  They have a low break strength, which allows the seals to removed manually without hand tools.  All plastic band seals feature a unique, pre-assigned consecutive serial number.

Common applications for plastic band seals are:

  • Truck and trailer doors
  • Shipping containers
  • Rail car doors
  • Fire doors
  • Tool box
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Storage bins
  • Transfer hoppers
  • Valves
  • Utility meters
  • Any container with a hasp

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Plastic Padlock Seals

Plastic padlock style seals are commonly used as tamper-indicative seals for use on utility meters.  Removal of these seals requires cutting the wire shackle, which provides clear evidence of tampering.  Plastic security seals are intended for low and medium security applications.  Because the shackle must be destroyed in order for the seal to be removed, each tamper-evident padlock seal can only be used a single time. 

Our stock padlock seals include a writable panel to record a date, phone number, contact name, etc. Use a black felt tip marker or ink pen for marking. For maximum durability outdoors, apply clear tape over the printed information.

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Acetate Security Tape and Labels

Acetate tape and seals are frangible, which means they tear easily when removed. The “broken seal” feature of acetate signals tampering. After application, acetate material can be removed, but it is designed to tear into multiple pieces. The serrated edges (a sawtooth pattern) enhance the frangibility and security.  Chemical tampering causes the solvent-sensitive inks to dissolve and smear.

When removed, acetate tape and seals do not leave any messy adhesive residue, but the film will break into several pieces.  The low price of acetate security tape and seals makes this product one of the most affordable options we offer.

Acetate tape and seals are often used to detect tampering with various containers or bare metal access panels.

If applied to a reusable container or surface, use isopropyl alcohol to soak and dissolve the remaining acetate pieces and adhesive.  If applied to unfinished metal, a razor can be used to scrape the remaining pieces, then clean the surface with alcohol.

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List of Applications

Adhesion Problems and Solutions
Adhesive Rating for Food Contact
Adhesive Residue Removal
Aircraft Hatches and Doors
Alteration Prevention
Anti-counterfeiting
Archival Collectibles
Asset Tracking and Identification
Authenticating and Securing Collectibles and Memorabilia
Authentication
Backstage Passes
Baggage, Briefcase
Bags
Ballot Box, Vote Box
Bank Checks
Bar Code Labels
Bar Code Mask
Barrier Security Seals
Blank ID Cards -- Plain and Holographic
Block Out Labels / Hide Printing
Bottles with Lids, Caps, and Stoppers
Brand Protection
Branded Apparel
Broken Seal, Labels & Stickers
California Clean Idle Decals & Labels
California Clean Idle Policy Labels
Camera Lens on Mobile Phone or Tablet Computer
Cartons & Boxes -- shipping and storage
Certificates & Documents
Certified Cargo Screening Facility
Chain of Custody
Clean Room Labels
Coin Case
Cold Lamination Pouch
Collectibles - low & medium security
Collectibles -- medium & high security
Confidential Information Security and Protection
Consecutive Serial Numbers -- invisible, covert, hidden, holographic, colored inks
Convention ID Badge, Temporary
Corner of Box, Carton Flap
Credentials
Credit Cards
Cryogenic Temperatures
CSA, Canadian Standards Association
Currency (Money)
Documents
Door Hinges on Containers and Trailers
Door Hinges on Ocean Shipping Containers
Doors & Windows, Entry
Drivers License
Dry and Low-Moisture Environments
Election Results
Electrically Conductive
Electron Static Discharge, ESD
Envelopes
Equipment Calibration Settings
Equipment Labels for tracking assets
Event Tickets and Passes
Fake ID, Novelty ID
Fast Service, RUSH orders
FIPS 140-1 and 140-2 Labels
Fire Extinguisher Security Seals
Fixed-base Operators
Flap, Box or Carton
Flash Passes and Bus Passes: colored hologram stickers and labels
Frangible Acetate Tape and Seals
Gasoline Dispenser
Gift Certificates
Glass Bottles
Government Documents, Birth Certificates
Hasps
Hidden Text
High Temperatures
Hologram Stickers & Labels - low budget, low cost
Hologram Stickers & Labels -- colored background
Hologram Stickers & Labels -- Custom Design
Hologram Stickers & Labels -- fast or rush service
Hologram Stickers & labels -- high security
Hologram Stickers & Labels -- low, and medium security
Hologram Stickers & Labels -- transparent
Holograms Stickers & labels -- wheelchair parking permit
Holographic Board & Paper
Holographic Stamping Foil
Identification Cards / Employee ID Badges, New Cards: PLAIN AND HOLOGRAPHIC LAMINATION POUCHES
Inks, color changing
Inks, covert, invisible & hidden
Inside Window Stickers
Keeper Bar Seals
Lamination Instructions & Tips
Lamination Pouches, plain and holographic
Large hologram stickers or labels
Legal Documents
Limited Edition Products
Liquid Containers
Liquor
Lottery Tickets
Low energy surfaces, plastics, powder coated paint, high temperature exposure
Low Temperatures
Matching Sets
Material Safety Data Sheet, MSDS
Mechanical Security Seals
Medication and Pharmaceutical Security
Microtext
New Identification Cards / Employee ID Badges: EMBEDDED HOLOGRAPHIC CARDS
New or Existing Identifcation Cards / Employee ID Badges: STOCK OR CUSTOM HOLOGRAM LABELS
New or Existing Identification Cards / Employee ID Badges: CUSTOM TRANSPARENT OVERLAYS
New or Existing Identification Cards / Employee ID Badges: STOCK TRANSPARENT OVERLAYS
Non-Residue Tamper Evident Labels, Stickers, and Seals
Ocean Shipping Container Doors
Office File Cabinet & Desk
Outdoor Use
Parking Hang Tag -- rear view mirror
Parking Permits
Part ID Tags
Passport
Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials
Photocopy Protection
Pilfering, Shipping Cartons
PIN Numbers
Plastic Bottles
Plastic Surfaces, Adhesion
Point of Purchase Displays & Advertising
Powder Coated Paint Surface, Adhesion
Prescription Pads
Product Packaging
Railcar Security Seals
Retro Reflective Labels
Rohs Compliant
Scratch Off Labels
Seals for Totes and Small Containers
Season Tickets and Passes
Security Adhesive Seals, Labels & Stickers
Security Bags
Security Envelopes
Security Features -- Covert, Microtext, Nanotext, Laser Readable Images, Hidden Features
Security Labels and Stickers with VOID Message
Security Labels with Custom Tamper Evident Patterns
Security Options for Cargo Containers and Truck Trailers
Security Options for Protecting Pallets
Security Seals, Mechanical
Security Tape
Serial Numbering, Consecutive
Serial Numbering, Random
Shipment and Cargo Diversion
Ski Lift Tickets
Slitting
Storage Bin Security Seals
Supply Chain Security
Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
Tamper Evident Void Release -- custom hologram products
Tamper Evident Void Release -- custom release pattern for holograms
Tamper Evident Void Release -- custom release pattern for security labels
Tamper Evident Void Release -- stock hologram products
Tamper Evident Void Release -- stock security labels
Temporary License Tags & Plates
Textured Surfaces, Adhesion
Thermal Printer & Software
Thermal Transfer Ribbons and Labels
Trucks / Trailers -- door security seals
Trucks / Trailers -- hinge security seals
UL Rating, Underwriter's Laboratory
Ultraviolet and Black Light Fluorescing Printing
Utility Meter security seals
Valve Security Seals
Vehicle Registration for automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, etc
Vehicle Titles, Auto, Truck, Motorcycle
Visitor ID Badges, Temporary
Warranty Claims
Water Dectection
Water Park Passes
Wet and High-Moisture Environments
Wheelchair Permit
Wild Game Tags, Deer
Window, Windshield, & Windscreen Stickers
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