Custom Hologram Design Options

As a manufacturer, we have the ability to use a variety of holographic and printing techniques to create a distinctive and unique hologram label for your application.

Following are some typical concepts and options, which can be combined in numerous variations to meet your specific needs.

All prices noted exclude shipping, tax, customs (for international destinations), etc.

1. Custom Imprinted Stock Hologram Labels

custom hologram

For security hologram labels, our lowest cost custom option is a stock hologram label imprinted with your custom text or logo. We offer over 15 different stock hologram images, 13 stock sizes, and 4 imprint colors. As an option, the printed inks can be laminated with clear film for maximum durability.

For this design, the tamper evident feature only affects the holographic portion of the label; the printed inks are not affected.

Pricing for a typical order of 10,000 labels begins at $820 (pricing formula: $220 set up + $.06/label). There is no minimum order quantity.

Your customized product is ready to ship within 3 business days after proof approval.

Some of the stock images include hidden security features such as microtext and covert laser-readable images. There is no minimum order quantity.

2. Colored Inks Printed on Holographic Patterns

Promotional Hologram Label

Another option is to surface-print your custom logo and graphic on a stock holographic pattern using translucent and opaque inks. Since the translucent inks appear as metallic colors and the opaque inks hide the underlying holographic effect, we can create more enhanced graphics, which improves the security and appearance. The printed inks are top-printed with a clear varnish for durability.

For this design, the tamper evident feature only affects the holographic portion of the label; the printed inks are not affected. There is no minimum order quantity.

Pricing for a typical order of 10,000 labels (1 inch sq or less printed with 3 colors) begins at $2,900 ($1700 set up + $.12/label).

Your customized product is ready to ship within 2 weeks after proof approval.

Assumptions:

  • Tamper evident labels
  • Size: .95" square or less
  • No serial number
  • Typical Inks: 3 spot colors (translucent or opaque) + varnish
  • Typical order quantity = 10,000 labels

  • Total Price for Initial Order = $2,900.
  • Price for a Repeat Order of 10,000 labels = $2,600.

Please call or email us for more information.

Pricing Formula
Stock tooling (add $400 if custom size) No Charge
Hologram set-up charge $800.00 / order
Printing set-charge (3 colors+varnish) $600.00 / order
Printing Plates (3) $300.00 (one time expense)
Labels (0.95" square or less) $0.12 / label

3. Custom "Mono-graphic" Hologram Origination

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Another option is to create a low-cost hologram origination by customizing a stock holographic pattern with your custom text/graphic. This creates a custom holographic image which is rendered in one holographic effect (thus the name, "mono-graphic").

We can create your logo/text in any format -- either as the central graphic element or small background graphics or a combination of the two.

Our current stock patterns are 'Rainbow' and 'Original Authentic'. This process reduces the cost of the hologram origination to $1500, which is a one-time expense. There is no minimum order quantity.

Typical pricing for an initial order of 10,000 labels is $2,900.

Your customized product is ready to ship within 2 weeks after proof approval.

Assumptions:

  • Tamper evident labels
  • Size: .95" square or less
  • No serial number
  • No printed inks
  • Typical order quantity = 10,000 labels

  • Price for Initial Order = $2,900.
  • Price for Repeat Order = $1,400.

Please call or email us for more information.

Pricing Formula
Custom monographics in stock hologram $1,500.00 (one-time expense)
Stock tooling (add $400 if custom size) No Charge
Hologram set-up charge $800.00 / order
Labels (0.95" square or less) $0.06 / label

4. Colored Custom Labels with Embedded Inks

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Another option is to use a stock (or custom) holographic pattern in combination with embedded custom printing (inks are under the film).

The holographic pattern is embossed in transparent holographic material, which is back-printed with your custom graphics and inks, which creates a distinctive and attractive label.

For this design, when the label is removed, the tamper evident feature will appear in both the hologram and the printed inks.

Our current stock patterns are 'Rainbow' and 'Original Authentic'. Or as an added option, you can create a custom "mono-graphic" hologram pattern (see section 3 above) or a custom origination (see section 5 below).

Typical pricing for an initial order of 10,000 labels using a stock pattern is $2,300.

Your customized product is ready to ship within 2 weeks after proof approval.

Assumptions:

  • Tamper evident labels
  • Size: .95" square or less
  • No serial number
  • Typical inks: 2 spot colors (opaque or translucent)
  • Typical order quantity = 10,000 labels

  • Price for Initial Order = $2,900.
  • Price for Repeat Order = $2,700.
Pricing Formula
Stock tooling (add $400 if custom size) No Charge
Hologram set-up charge $800.00 / order
Printing set-up charge $500.00 / order
Printing Plates (2) $200.00 one-time expense
Labels (0.95" square or less) $0.14 / label

5. Custom Hologram Origination

A custom hologram origination -- where the image and graphics are rendered in multiple and various holographic effects -- offers improved security to combat counterfeiting and an enhanced appearance.

The video above shows a few custom holograms we have produced which are no longer in use. All of the featured hologram labels are also tamper evident (they self destruct when removed).

For added security, we register your custom image with the International Hologram Manufacturer's Association (IHMA) to assure that no other reputable hologram company in the world will inadvertently copy your image.

In addition to imporved security, the hologram enhances the shelf appeal and image of your product. Consumer research indicates that products with custom holograms have higher perceived quality.

The initial order is more expensive because you are buying the original custom hologram design, which is a one-time investment.

A typical price for 10,000 silver hologram labels with a security-grade dot matrix custom design and using stock tools is $5,600.

Your custom hologram order is ready to ship in 3 to 4 weeks from proof approval.

Assumptions:

  • Custom Hologram (800 dpi dot matrix): $4200 (one-time expense)
  • Tooling charge (add $400 for stock size/shape): -0- for stock tooling
  • No printed inks
  • No serial number
  • Production Set Up: $800.00/order
  • Labels (.95 inch square or smaller): $.06/label x 10,000 labels = $600.00

  • Total Initial Order: $4200 + 0 + 800 + 600 = $5600.
    - Ready to Ship: 3 to 4 weeks

  • Total Repeat Order: 0 + 0 + 800 + 600 = $1,400.
    - Ready to Ship: 2 weeks
Pricing Formula
Custom Dot Matrix Origination $4200.00
Stock tooling (add $400 if custom size) No Charge
Hologram set-up charge $800.00 / order
Labels (0.95" square or less) $.06 / label

6. Layered Features and Customizations for Added Security

For projects requiring more security, we can add more options and more layers of security to your labels/product.

As a manufacturer, we have the capability to add any of these additional security features:


  • 1. Additional Security Features in the Custom Hologram Origination

    The primary benefit of added holographic features is that there is only an initial cost for the master image. Production costs are the same.

    • 1a. Hidden text/image/logo
      • Microtext (requires 10x magnification to read)
      • Nanotext (requires 75x magnification to read)
    • 1b. Covert laser readable image (visible with laser pen)
    • 1c. Other special visible effects
      • Switch 'white'
      • True color
      • 2-channel (image changes based on viewing angle)
  • 2. Printed serial numbers (consecutive or random)
    • holographic
    • black or colored inks
    • hidden fluorescing inks, but visible in black light
    • laser etched into the label film
    • laser ablated, which removes portions of the silver hologram (leaving clear film)
  • 3. Printed Inks
    • translucent or opaque
    • multiple spot PMS colors
    • printed microtext
  • 4. Printed Specialty Inks
    • color shifting inks
    • taggants (stock or custom)
    • hidden fluorescing inks, but visible in black light
    • DNA markers
    • reversible thermo-chromic inks
  • 5. Custom tamper evident patterns
    • for small or large projects
  • 6. Holographic materials
    • fully metalized (shiny silver)
    • partially metalized (gray translucent hologram)
    • transparent (high refractive index)

We also have extensive manufacturing capabilities for stock and custom products and constructions (click here for details).

Please call for pricing for any of the above additional customizations.

Jeff Gerwin: 419-354-1427 x4226

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Jeff Gerwin
Jeff Gerwin
Sales & Customer Service
(800) 336-6636 ext 4226