Hot stamping foils are important packaging solutions for brand aesthetics and security. Of late, these foils are being used in industries like FMCG, Pharma, Agro, leather, etc. Available in different colours, shapes and sizes the foils can be customized as per your needs. However, there are many important points which you might skip before choosing them. In this blog we are giving you four helpful tips on buying stamping foils. 

 1. Check the production quality 

Poor quality hot stamping foils cannot withstand the harsh environment of the supply chain. You can lose your money and efforts by investing in such foils. Therefore, it is highly recommended to assess the production quality of hot stamping foils before purchasing themIn order to ensure production quality, it is necessary to do the sampling of the products on time. Moreover, it is better if you personally visit the manufacturing facility and have a personal experience of the production process and raw materials.    

 2. Check if the foil aligns with the applicator/stamper 

If the hot stamping foil does not fits into the applicator or stamper then it is of no use. There are chances that you might overlook this important factor before choosing the foil and it could be disastrous. Always check to ensure that the dimensions of the hot stamping foil matches with the applicator or not. This little check can save you from a lot of problems in the future.  

 3. Check for the affordability 

Stay away from foils that are too expensive or too cheap. As a manufacturer, you must be aware of your investments. There are many suppliers in the market who will try to dupe you by selling generic hot stamping foils at high prices. You must always look out for high-quality foils available at affordable prices.  

 4. Check for the security factor

Hot stamping foils don’t just serve the purpose of brandingbut are also important security products. While selecting the foil look for holography, overt, covert and other features. This will ensure that your product remains safe from the menace of counterfeiting.  

 

Holostik provides customized holographic hot stamping foils to different industries. To know more about our hot stamping foils, connect with us @facebook call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com  

 

Blister packs are used for packaging medicines, toys, and many other small consumer goods. They usually provide a barrier against the environment and a certain degree of tamper resistance to the product. These unique packaging solutions can be transported easily and are quite convenient for the end consumer. A blister pack not just effectively secures the product but also showcases the product informationManufacturers can also incorporate different security features like holography, digital product authentication, etc. in themA blister pack can be customized as per the requirement of the consumer.     

The packs can be incorporated with different kinds of security features. These features help in product authentication and prevent counterfeiting, adulteration, and tampering. The product supply chain involves different stages and many complex processes. Dues to thisit is highly important to make the product and the inventory secure. Pharma manufacturers have to stay extra cautious regarding their products. For this, they can include a range of security elements in the product packaging. A blister pack can include different kinds of holographic and digital product authentication features.  

Of late, manufacturers are using a holographic strip on blister packs. This is to ensure that your end consumer receives only genuine goods. The holographic strip is affixed to the PVC side of the blister packs. It allows easy identification of the genuine products. Moreover, manufacturers can also use digital authentication features along with the holographic strip to make the packaging more secure. 

Holostik provides customized holographic stickers/strip for blister packs. This feature gives them a unique identity on the shelf. Our holographic strips are made with high-quality raw materials and include a wide range of holographic security features. We are certified by prestigious institutions like ISO, DSIR, CRISIL, etc. which give us an edge over others. 

To know more about our holographic strips, connect us with @LinkedIn for blister packs call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.  

Most of the bottled products require shrink sleeve labels for branding and security. As a manufacturer you might also require shrink labels for your products. With so many label suppliers available in the marketthe challenge to select the best can lead you to make mistakes. Here are the four common ones which you should avoid at all costs.  

1. Skipping the sampling process

While choosing a shrink label manufacturer your procurement manager might skip the sampling process. This can be disastrous for your company as you might get poor quality labels. Such labels can easily tear apart or get damaged in the supply chain. Skipping the sampling process for labels can also affect your brand identity. Poor quality labels are big no for your brand as they bring down your image in the market and weakens your customer’s trust.  

As packaging experts, we always advise to do the sampling of the products you are interested in. This ensures that you receive only great quality products at affordable prices.        

2. Not visiting the manufacturing site in-person

You can have the best experience of the product and the manufacturing process by personally visiting the manufacturing site. You can touch and feel the raw materials, adhesives and other materials used for making labels. This can give you enough understanding of the product quality and the standards utilised in manufacturing. 

We always recommend you to visit the manufacturing facility before making the deal. Visiting the site will instil confidence in you and make you aware about the quality of the shrink labels  

 3. Compromising quality for cost

It’s a fact that costs play a very important role in the healthy functioning of your company. The costs incurred on buying packaging solutions for your goods can impact your profits. However, there are instances when you just care about the costs and may choose a low-quality product. This compromise can give you a big setback. A poor-quality packaging product can never benefit you.  

We recommend you to stay away from a packaging solution that is too costly or too cheap. Try to go for a solution that is of high quality and comes at an affordable cost. A thorough research of the market and product sampling will definitely help you in this.   

 4. Overlooking the durability factor

You can make a big mistake if you are overlooking the durability of security labels. A lowgrade label cannot withstand the harsh conditions of the supply chain and can get damaged easily. Many procurement managers overlook the durability factor in packaging and later suffer from huge monetary losses. We always advice to check for the durability of labels before making the final deal.    

Holostik is a leading player in providing customised shrink sleeves to different industries. To know more about our shrink sleeve labels, connect with us @facebook call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com. 

Holographic films are used for packaging, lamination, gift wrapping, and many other purposes. The films are highly aesthetic and offer security to the product. The films are used in different industries due to their flexibility and customization. As a manufacturer, you might also require these films for your product packaging. To make you aware of holographic films we have explained three interesting facts about them in this blog. 

1. Can be laminated with different types of materials 

Holographic films can be laminated with different types of materials. This combination leads to the development of unique packaging solutions. For example, the films can be laminated with sealable films to make flexible bags. In addition, the films can also be laminated with paper to make gift boxes or bags. Holographic films can also be coated with special adhesives to make hot stamping foils. Likewise, the films can be laminated with many other materials to develop out of the box packaging products.   

2. Can be used to create pressure-sensitive labels  

Holographic films can be used to make pressure-sensitive labels. Such labels are used in our everyday lives and just require the pressure of fingers or hands for applicationFor making these labels, the metalized surface of the holographic film is coated with pressure-sensitive adhesive along with release linerThis film is further cut into labels of specific shapes and sizes with the help of die.   

3. Can be chopped into glitter for holographic effect

Holographic films have a unique property to diffract light. The films can be chopped into glitter or powder, which can be further applied to packaging products and materials to give a unique visual effect. This helps to leverage brand value and make the product more appealing to your end consumers.  

Holostik provides customized holographic films available in both PET (polyethylene terephthalate) (minimum thickness 12 microns) and BOPP (biaxially oriented polypropylene) (minimum thickness 20 microns). To know more about our holographic films, call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com    

In-mould labels are one of the most durable packaging products used in many industries. You can also need in-mould labels for your products butthere are some qualities which you should highly consider before choosing them. In this blog, we have explained the 5 qualities which you should look for in IML.  

1.Durability 

There are times when you are worried about the condition of your product packaging in the supply chain. No wonder, poor quality of packaging can get easily damaged due to moisture, extreme temperatures, abrasion and other forms of wear and tearIn order to ensure durability, in mould labels should be made with high-quality raw materials utilizing the highest standards of manufacturing.  

2.High-quality raw material 

You should always check for certain points while ensuring that the in-mould labels are made of high-quality raw materials. A good quality in-mould label is made of BOPP. It should also be recyclable in order to comply with environmental norms. You should also check that IML have a thickness of 80 to 105 microns.    

3.Application on different types of substrates 

You should check that in-mould labels can be applied to different types of substrates. As a manufacturer, you can have many product lines and corresponding packaging for the same. Therefore, you should always select an in-mould label that can be applied on different materials.      

4.Highly customizable for branding 

A high-quality in-mould label should be customizable. This means that the label can incorporate unique designs, security label features, vivid colors and typography for enhancing your brand value.   

5.Extended life span  

You should always choose an in-mould that has an extended life cycle. This means that the label has a life cycle equivalent to that of product packaging. So when the primary product packaging gets damaged then the label will also be damaged.  

Holostik is an leader in providing high-quality in-mould labels to different industries. To know more about our in-mould labels, Connect with us @facebook call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com   

Packaging films are highly important for your products and business. These films offer safety and brand appeal to your products. But, selecting the best packaging film for your requirements can be challenging. In this blog, we have explained the four parameters to identify the best packaging film supplier.   

1.Look for quality 

While looking for the best packaging film supplier quality should be on the top of your checklist. However, your procurement manager might overlook this point and purchase poor quality packaging films. Such films might save you money but could be potentially dangerous for your business.  

Your procurement manager should always look for quality of packaging films offered by the supplier. Moreover, the supplier must offer high quality packaging films at affordable prices.    

2.Look for security 

You should always look for the aspect of security while looking for packaging film manufacturers. A dubious packaging film supplier will not provide security features in the packaging films.  

Your procurement manager should always look for different kinds of security features in the packaging films. Some of the most common security features include holography and digital authentication features.  

3.Look for affordability 

Many packaging film suppliers can dupe you and supply poor quality packaging films at high prices. Besides packaging there are a lot of other things which you have to spend on, therefore selecting a supplier who offers packaging films at affordable costs is important 

Your procurement manager should always stay away from suppliers who offer products that are too costly or too cheap. He or she must look for solutions that are available at affordable prices.   

4.Look for aesthetics  

Packaging films that look dull and bland are a big no for your business. You should always choose those suppliers that offer attractive designs and features in the packaging films. A packaging film with aesthetics will increase your sales and business growth.  

Moreover, highly aesthetic packaging films have the quality to catch the eyeballs of your end-consumer and retain the current ones. 

Holostik is an industry leader in providing high-quality packaging films to different industries. We offer customized solutions as per your specific requirements. 

To know more about our packaging films call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.  

Labels are important packaging products for most industries. Labels showcase important information related to the product and the brands. They also secure the product against duplication, tampering, and adulteration. With numerous label manufacturers available in Indiait has become a herculean task to identify the best. In order to simplify the process of selecting the best label manufacturers in Indiawe have explained the key points which you and your procurement manager should highly consider. 

1. Manufacturers who deliver high-quality labels at reasonable prices 

Your procurement manager may skip this important point before freezing the deal. Affordability is an important factor, but it should not be compromised with quality.    

Due to large number of label manufacturers in Indiait has become a daunting task to select the best. However, your procurement manager should always select a label manufacturer who offers high-quality labels at reasonable prices.  Successful label manufacturers will price their offerings reasonably in order to provide the highest quality. You should always stay away from a manufacturer who price their labels too low or too high 

2. Manufacturers who can provide inbuilt security features 

This is one of the key points which your procurement manager may overlook while choosing a label manufacturer. Products without security labels are like sitting ducks for forgers and criminals. Such products can be easily tampered, adulterated and copied. The sale of fake products in the market directly hits your company growth and brand image. We recommend you to stay away from label manufacturers who don’t deliver security features in the labels.   

It’s wise to take pre-emptive measures against fake products. For this packaging labels with inbuilt security features are the best. Your procurement manager should identify label manufacturers who provide packaging labels with brand protection features. Such labels can include holography, covert features, track and trace, and supply chain visibility.   

3. Manufacturer who offer customization 

Label manufacturers who don’t offer customized labels are a big no. As a manufacturer, you have specific requirements for your product labels. This can range from designs, shapes, tamper evidence, security features, and other important elements. Your procurement manager may skip the point of customization while sealing the deal. This could be very harmful to your company’s growth. 

Your procurement manager should give customization to the highest priority before selecting a label manufacturer. An ideal label manufacturer should always have the production capability to incorporate your specific needs in the labelsCustomized labels not only align with your brand image but also have the capability to offer rich customer experience.        

4. Manufacturers with high production capabilities    

Many timesyour procurement manager may overlook this important point while selecting a label manufacturer. Label manufacturers with incompetent production capabilities simply cannot meet your expectations. Your product packaging can suffer if your label supplier is not able to deliver the required quantity at the right time. This could affect your production and hamper your sales. Therefore, you should always assess the production capabilities of the label supplier before finalizing the deal.    

Holostik is a leading manufacturer of holographic packaging labels. We offer supreme quality labels made with high-quality raw materials and optimum manufacturing standards. Our labels can be customized as per your specific requirements. Our unique feature of offering integrated brand protection in the labels makes us stand out from the rest. Ware currently catering to more than 10,000 satisfied customers in 90+ countries 

To know more about our packaging labels, you can call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.      

Labels are an important part of product branding. Good product labels reflect critical information as well as your brand values. However, with so many label suppliers in the market, it has become quite challenging to cut through the best 

To make things easy for youwe explain below the five qualities you should look for in label manufacturers.    

1. Security  

Product security is an important factorwhich your procurement officer might overlook before choosing a holographic label. There are high chances that he may give preference to affordability over brand protection. No wonder, choosing an affordable solution will save your moneybut will later risk your product’s security and may lead to huge monetary losses in the future 

If you fear to face this financial setbackthen your procurement officer should seriously consider the factor of brand protection in labels. He must ensure that the label supplier is offering customised security features in its offerings. Security features in labels can include holography, tamper evidence, security inks, security cuts, covert features, QR codes and much more. Also, your label supplier should be able to customise a wide range of security features as per your specific needs.                

2. Printing Quality  

Poorly printed packaging labels can ruin your brand image leaving a bad impression oyour customers. Labels with low print quality are difficult to read and don’t serve their purpose. This drastically brings down your brand image and may bring down your sales. Many timeswhile procuring packaging labels, you may not consider the quality of printing, but it should be kept on the top of your checklist 

For high quality printed labels your procurement officer should check for the types of printing machines, raw material of labels and the quality of inks used. 

Industries like FMCG, pharmaceuticals, electronics and automotive find various applications of holographic hot stamping foils for their products. These stamping foils serve the purpose of branding as well as security. However, it is easy to make mistakes while choosing reliable stamping foil supplier. 

As online knowledge on the subject matter is limited, we are sharing below key findings of our market survey to help you make the right decision and choose the right holographic hot stamping foil supplier 

1. No background check on the supplier 

There are high chances that your procurement team might not do a complete background check on the hot stamping foil supplier. There is a possibility that your supplier might use poor quality raw materials, substandard machinery or follow low-quality production standards. All this may lead to an end-product which will be of low quality and a complete waste of your money. 

Your procurement team should always do a thorough background check on the supplier. This includes the quality and type of raw materials, manufacturing equipment, industry standards, etc. 

2. No sampling of the final product

This is one big mistake which procurement teams make quite often. Your team may finalize the order of the stamping foils without properly analyzing the samples. In order to avail high quality holographic hot stamping foils, your procurement manager must ask for a suitable sample from the supplier.  

Thereafter, your quality inspection team must do a complete analysis of the quality, costing and durability of the samples. This will ensure that you get a product that is of the highest quality, without any defect and cost-effective   

3. Compromise on quality

Low quality holographic hot stamping foilare of no use. If a stamping foil is not resistant to abrasion, oil, and chemicalsthen it surely does not serve your purpose. Your procurement team might make a mistake by compromising on the quality of the productWhile affordable stamping foils might look great at first glance, they may later not stand up to the harsh environment of the supply chain.  

Ensuring the quality of hot stamping foils should be of utmost concern for your procurement team. For your complete assuranceit is highly recommended that your team visits the manufacturing facility of the supplier.     

4. Limited customization

If you choose a holographic hot stamping foil that cannot be customized as per your needsyou are making a blunder.  Before choosing a stamping foil for your business you must check if it can be customized as per your needs. Your supplier might try to dupe you by selling you a product which doesn’t suit your exact requirements 

Your procurement team should ensure that the holographic hot stamping foil they are choosing is customizable for your products. This includes criteria like shape, size, design and security features of the hot stamping foil.  

5. Noncompatibility with applicators

Last, but certainly not least, stamping foils that cannot be applied properly on your products are not the right choice. Your procurement manager should do a complete assessment for applying the stamping foil on your product. Should it be done manually or by an applicator depends completely on your industry and product. Additionally, the type of applicator you are currently using will determine whether you need the final product in sheet or spool form. 

It is highly important to choose a stamping foil supplier that can fulfill your needs of customization and application 

Holostik is an industry leader when it comes to catering premium quality holographic hot stamping foils to different industries. We offer high grade customizable holographic hot stamping foils in unregistered and registered patterns. Our stamping foils can incorporate different security features and are highly durable to withstand the harsh conditions of your supply chain.  

To know more about our holographic hot stamping foils, call us now on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.