Benefits of hot stamping foils in brand protection and aesthetics

You often see shiny and aesthetic foils of different shapes and sized – affixed to credit/debit cards, identity cards, plastic bottles, boxes or other metallic products. These enticing foils instantly catch your attention and cannot be removed from the products’ surface like labels.

Hot stamping is a form of relief printing in which a metalized foil is transferred to a surface at a high temperature.

Some of the industries where hot stamping foils are majorly used include government, education, apparel, automotive, pharmaceuticals, etc.

Use of hot stamping foil

Hot stamping foil serves the purpose of branding and authentication at the same time. Of late, these foils are being rampantly used by manufacturers due to their durability and cost-effectiveness.

Hot stamping foil is an important element of a hot stamping process. These foils are made up of several layers. These layers include a polyester carrier, a release layer, lacquer, image, and metal layers and an outer adhesive sizing layer.

In the hot stamping process, a heated die forces the foil against the surface which is supported by a counter cylinder. A combination of pressure and heat melts the release layer and a thin layer of metallic pigments stamps-on the substrate.

Major benefits of hot stamping foils

Some of the main benefits of hot stamping foils are as follows.

  1. Hot stamping foil can withstand harsh conditions of nature.
  2. These foils can be applied to a wide variety of substrates.
  3. Cost-effective and environment-friendly in nature.
  4. One of the best ways to ensure brand identity and protection.

Hot stamping foils from Holostik

Holostik is an industry leader in providing optimum quality hot stamping foils to the market. Some of the variants of hot stamping foil offered by Holostik are unregistered or running pattern, registered pattern with scan marks, registered pattern with both side scan marks.

The holographic hot stamping foil can be customized as per the requirements of the customer. This allows the enormous potential of incorporating different security features in the foil.

If you require customized hot stamping foil for safeguarding your product against counterfeiting and also for enhancing your brand value, then call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com

What are the multiple benefits of tax stamps?

Are you aware of the dangers of fake cigarettes and illicit alcohol? Well, you may be lured by their cheap prices, but they may lead to numerous medical complications and even death. Moreover, they also hamper government revenue and tarnish the image of the manufacturers.

Governments across the world use tax stamps as a physical indicator to determine if the tax has been paid on the product or not? A bottle of alcohol or a cigarette pack usually has tax stamps affixed to them. In addition, tax stamps also serve the purpose of authentication and determine if a product is genuine or fake. Tax stamps also leverage the aesthetic appeal of the product and make it highly saleable.

Market research suggests that tax stamps currently share a significant proportion in the security print market. Billions of tax stamps are printed annually for cigarettes and alcohol alone which makes them number one in terms of volume. In India, tax stamps are generally used in the tobacco and liquor industries where they are affixed on cigarette packs, cartons, and liquor bottles.

Tax stamps have been put to multiple uses – although unintentionally. Besides, being attached to the product for taxation, tax stamps are an evident proof that a product is authentic. It also serves the purpose of an anti-tampering seal, as it is placed over the opening of tobacco products or alcohol bottles. Moreover, tax stamps are printed with serialized code which is used for supply chain track and trace and production monitoring.

Since liquor and tobacco products are highly susceptible to counterfeiting, therefore, it is essential that tax stamps with high-security features should be used to avoid the sale of fake products and restrict any further losses.

Holostik offers tax stamps that incorporate different types of anti-counterfeiting technologies that encompass digital product authentication (QR codes & barcodes), holographic and non-holographic features. The company offers customized tax stamps as per the need of the consumer which helps in increasing tax revenues, curbing duplication, reducing the sale of hooch and deaths due to it and easy identification of genuine products. Some of the high-security features which Holostik offers in its tax stamps are as follows: human-readable variable data, machine-readable encrypted code, microprint, copy void feature, thermochromic inks, colour changing image, UV (ultra-violet) feature, user-defined screen, UV papers, security cuts, raster image, etc.

Used prominently on substrates like cardboard, paper, PVC, glass, plastic, and metal Holostik offers multiple variants of the tax stamps- as per client’s requirement. It includes holographic tax stamps, holographic tax stamps with taggant/talking pen, paper tax stamps and paper tax stamps with a holographic transfer.

To get the best and customised anti-duplication products and solutions call us on +91–785-785-7000 or mail us at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.

What is the importance of smart security labels in packaging?

Companies across the world use security labels to secure their goods from tampering, duplication, and diversion. Smart security labels not just help in determining the genuineness of the product but also helps in safeguarding the company’s brand image, the health of consumers and most importantly decreases the risk of lost revenues.

In addition, smart security labels also help in implementing different IT-enabled solutions in the supply chain. Smart security labels encompass a wide variety of functionalities that help in protecting high-value goods or items which are highly susceptible to counterfeiting such as pharmaceuticals, electronics, and consumer goods. The different security measures can be overt, covert or forensic.

Security labels also act as the first communicators for the company and the brand. These labels are meant to provide first-hand information related to the brand and the product. In today’s market dynamics security labels help in leveraging the value and security of the product. It also adds to the aesthetic appeal of the product’s packaging and helps in enhancing the value of the product on the shelf.

Holostik is one of the largest manufacturers of security labels in India. The anti-counterfeiting company not just makes different types of security labels but creates an identity that effectively reflects your brand to your customers and protects it from tampering, adulteration, and counterfeiting. Holostik not just makes product protection much more secure for its clients but also makes it impossible to copy or replicate the security label.

Different kinds of labels offered by Holostik include FMCG labels, pharmaceutical labels, label on label, automotive labels, high-security labels, in-mould labels, lubricant labels, Tyvek label, beer labels, tags, apparel tags, scratch label, educational certificates, holographic scratch, breakable vinyl, transparent, adhesive side printing, Tyvek (non-tear able), scratch labels, fibre paper labels, in-mould labels etc.

To get the best-customized smart security labels, call us on +91–785-785-7000 or mail us at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.