Holograms With Taggants

Product Overview

For higher security applications, we offer a variety of optional security features which can be combined with the hologram for added security.

A hologram provides visible overt anti-counterfeiting protection; the taggants are hidden and invisible to the naked eye. They can only be detected by hand-held devices. Our stock taggant formula has two methods of detection:

REVEAL Taggant Detector

The REVEAL taggant detector will illuminate a green light to confirm the presence of the taggants. Since the REVEAL detector shows the presence of the taggants in all lighting conditions, it is the preferred method of verification.

Hologram Taggant

The REVEAL detector will illuminate a green light to confirm the taggants.

Infrared (IR) Light

An Infrared (IR) Light, which is invisible to the naked eye, will show as a visible green dot. Viewing is primarily intended for normal room lighting; visibility is better in low-light conditions.

Hologram Taggant

Invisible IR light (980 nm) will glow green.

The taggants can be printed on demand as a flood-coat or specific text or graphics. The taggants can be used with clear or colored inks. The flexibility of printing on demand provides versatility and enhanced security for both small and large quantity projects.

Periodically changing the taggant location or printed text is another method of enhancing security and differentiating authentic products, similar to changing the combination on a padlock.

We also offer the option for custom taggant formulations.

Combining security technologies provides additional protection to combat counterfeiting, diversion, and other supply chain issues.

Typical applications include Brand Protection, High Value Collectibles, High Security ID products, Warranty Claims, Security Documents, and more.

Choosing a Hologram

For the best service, our plain and pre-printed holograms are available for immediate shipment. For plain silver holograms see Stock Silver Holograms; for plain transparent holograms see Stock Transparent Holograms.

Custom imprinted holograms offer more security. Your custom text is included in the base pricing. We also offer optional logos and serial numbers.

Custom imprinted silver holograms are highlighted on this page. We also offer Colored Holograms and Stock Transparent Holograms.

An order for custom imprinting is normally ready to ship within 3 business days. Stock imprint colors are black and red. We also offer green and blue as optional premium colors. Other options include two-color imprints and hidden flourescing inks.

Although the customized imprint is durable for most applications, we also offer and recommend optional laminated labels to fully protect the custom imprint from excessive handling, wear or chemical exposure (alcohol in sun screen and hand lotion or any petroleum based chemicals, such as gasoloine). Laminated labels are recommended for these applications:

  • ID Badges
  • Season passes (water parks, beaches, ski resorts)
  • Hand-held devices (cell phones, etc)
  • Equipment asset labels

See OPTIONS for a full listing of optional features and pricing.

We can also create a totally custom hologram product as well depending on your requirements. See the Custom Hologram Design section for more info on custom holograms. Custom holographic labels usually requires about 30 days to complete, but sometimes they can be completed in less time.

The tamper evident security feature performs best on smooth non-porous surfaces, such as metal, PVC cards, plastics, clay-coated paper, etc. If you are affixing holograms to textured surfaces, uncoated paper, fabric, or other porous materials, we recommend you request our free samples and test prior to ordering.

The silver or colored metallic holograms may not be suitable for printed circuit boards (or other electrical applications). The silver metallic layer is conductive and may cause issues if in direct contact with the circuitry. For these applications, consider a transparent hologram

Choosing a Size and Shape

Circles are easier and quicker to manually affix. If slightly mis-aligned, the circle still has a professional appearance.

If wrapping the hologram label over the edge of a box, use a long and narrow shape (do NOT use a circle or square shape). The narrow width seals the edge of the box; the longer length is applied equally to the sides of the box. The ideal shape is a barbell, but a rectangle is equally effective.

If wrapping the hologram label over a sharp, narrow edge (edge of a CD case, coin case, etc) we recommend the barbell or a long and narrow rectangle.

For contoured surfaces (baseballs, football, etc) choose an oval shape.

If using a laminated label, it will require a perforation located at each change of direction. For wrapping the label around complex shapes, a custom label may be required with a perforation at each change of direction.

Larger holograms have more visual impact.

Intended Use of Holograms

Our holograms are designed, tested, and intended for anti-counterfeiting, anti-tampering and promotional applications.

Our holographic products do NOT provide any documented health or medical benefits such as improved balance, sleep, pain-relief, weight loss, smoking cessation, etc.

Our holographic products do NOT provide any documented benefits to improve gas mileage, energy efficiency, cell phone reception, etc.

Our holographic products cannot be programmed to resonate at specific frequencies.

In our opinion, claims of medical benefits or improved machine performance are questionable and scientifically unsupported. Consumers should request an independent study (with blind testing) to verify any such claims and benefits.

We are not aware of any independent studies which validate such claims and benefits. Therefore, we will not intentionally produce holograms for these applications.

Warning to Counterfeiters

If NovaVision is requested to produce custom security products or branded packaging, we require proof to substantiate that you are authorized to purchase that product. We independently verify your contact information and legitimacy. If you are not authorized to purchase the product, your contact information may be provided to law enforcement authorities without further notice. NovaVision cooperates with all local, state, federal and international law enforcement agencies to catch and prosecute fraudulent purchases and counterfeiting.

Counterfeiting is illegal and is defined as any attempt to copy an original with the intent to defraud. It is illegal to purchase a fake identification product, an unauthorized custom hologram, an unauthorized duplicate security label, or counterfeit packaging which uses a copyrighted brand name or logo. Further, in the USA, legislation is pending to expand the criminal law so that federal prosecutors will have an easier time prosecuting counterfeiters that manufacture bogus product labels and packaging.

Learn More

Hologram labels cannot be scanned or photocopied and are a proven method to combat counterfeiting. They can also create a unique and attractive complement to your existing packaging and product. For more information about holograms, click on the following links:

Express Holograms with Standard Taggants

Our standard taggant formulation is available on two stock hologram labels, which are available for immediate shipment:

Taggant Detection:

  • Faintly fluoresces GREEN when exposed to IR light (980 nm)
  • Optional REVEAL detector illuminates a green light

Hologram, Original Authentic with Taggant

Laminated for Durability
With Hidden Taggants Viewable with Infrared Light

Silver hologram contains a random, repeating pattern of the words "ORIGINAL" and "AUTHENTIC" with a unique serial number, which is printed in green ink. The taggants are invisible to the human eye, but can be viewed with an infrared light. The printed ink and taggants are laminated with a clear film for maximum durability.

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Prices exclude Taggant Verifiers

  1+ 5+ 10+ 20+  
Roll of 1,000 $199 $180 $160 Call Add to Cart

Hologram, Original Authentic with Taggant

Laminated for Durability
With Hidden Taggants Viewable with Infrared Light

Silver hologram contains a random, repeating pattern of the words "ORIGINAL" and "AUTHENTIC" with a unique serial number, which is printed in green ink. The taggants are invisible to the human eye, but can be viewed with an infrared light. The printed ink and taggants are laminated with a clear film for maximum durability.

More Info View Video

Prices exclude Taggant Verifiers

  1+ 5+ 10+ 20+  
Roll of 1,000 $295 $270 $250 Call Add to Cart

Holograms with Standard Taggants

The standard taggant can be added to any of our stock holograms. Select from any of our stock silver hologram images, sizes, and shapes which are 1 inch or smaller (see Section A1).

There is no minimum order quantity for labels. We will make the exact quantity you need. For larger sizes (more than 1 sq inch) or non-stock sizes and shapes, please call for a quote.

The pricing table shown below details the TOTAL cost of standard taggants on a stock or custom silver hologram label (1 inch square or smaller) and using stock tooling as produced by NovaVision:

Pricing Formula: $1,200/order + $0.15/label

Ready To Ship: Stock Hologram Image: 2 weeks; Custom Hologram Image: 4 weeks

Hologram Labels with Taggants (with Green IR)

Excludes Taggant Verifier (REVEAL detector or IR light). For custom holograms, the pricing excludes the custom hologram origination and (if needed) custom tooling.

Qty 5,000 10,000 20,000 25,000
Total Price $1,950 $2,700 $4,200 Call

Customer-Specific Formulations

The stock taggant formula fluoresces green. As an option we can provide a taggant formula which fluoresces a different color. The different formulations with various IR colors can also be combined to make a unique combination.

There is no minimum order quantity for the labels. We will make the exact quantity you need. For larger sizes (more than 1 sq inch) or non-stock sizes and shapes, please call for a quote.

The pricing table shown below details the total costs for custom taggants on a stock or custom silver hologram label (1 inch square or smaller) and using stock tooling as produced by NovaVision:

Pricing Formula: $1,700/order + $0.15/label

Ready To Ship: 6-8 Weeks

Estimated Custom Formulation Fee: $3,600 (one-time expense)

Excludes Taggant Verifier (REVEAL detector or IR light). For custom holograms, the pricing excludes the custom hologram origination and (if needed) custom tooling.

Qty 5,000 10,000 20,000 25,000
Total Estimated Price $2,450 $3,300 $4,700 Call

Taggant Verifiers

When a taggant hologram is present on your product, Taggant verifiers can be used to confirm the product's authenticity.

REVEAL Detector by BrandWatch

Hologram Taggant Verifier

Price: $495

Ready To Ship: 2 Weeks.

The REVEAL detector can detect taggants in all lighting conditions. This hardware package includes:

  • Plastic storage case
  • Battery (estimated life: 3 to 6 months)
  • Instructions and test card
  • 1 year warranty

IR Laser Pens

Hologram Taggant Verifier

The stock taggant will faintly fluoresce green when using a 980nm laser pen. The green fluorescing image can be seen best in low-light conditions.

Currently, NovaVision does not offer the IR laser pens.

However, several on-line stores sell the IR laser pens, which typically cost in the range of $200 to $400 delivered.

Here are typical web stores which offer a suitable 980nm IR laser pen (NovaVision is not affiliated with these companies and we do not warrant their product; these are provided for convenience only):

Wear protective eyewear as recommended by the IR laser pen manufacturer.

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Jeff Gerwin Jeff Gerwin
Sales & Customer Service
(800) 336-6636 ext 4226
email: jgerwin@novavisioninc.com
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