Why Your Business Needs Supply Chain Management Software

As your business grow manifold and supply chain become more complex, it becomes challenging for you to keep a track of inventory, analyse the profits & losses, determine consumer retention and much more. Moreover, with the growth of fake products, adulteration and tampering you are continuously under the threat of facing huge monetary losses. Amidst this scenarioit becomes highly important to have a supply chain management software in place. Besides this there are many other reasons to use supply chain management software for your business. Let’s discuss them one by one.

 1. Prevents fake products and tampering

One of the biggest reasons for having a supply chain software in place is to prevent the counterfeiting of your products. Digital product authentication through smart labels or holograms helps in determining the genuineness of your product. Moreover, you can also track and trace your product in the supply chain with the same.  

 2. Improves inventory management system 

Supply chain management helps in improving inventory management system and eliminates waste items by allocating the right storage space. The system helps you to rightly assess your customer requirements and develops strong relations with other stakeholders of the supply chain. 

 3. Helps in achieving production outputs 

Supply chain management software helps you to develop better communication with your logistics, vendors and retailers. This major benefit helps you to determine the amount of raw materials, money and time involved in achieving the required production output. 

 4. Increases customer retention and repeat sales 

With the help of supply chain management software, you can easily implement loyalty or reward schemes for your consumers. A smart hologram or label with QR code enables your customer to redeem loyalty points by the scanning the same. This motivates your consumer for repeat purchases and thus increases your sales.  

Holostik provides a gamut of supply chain management solutions through smart labels and holograms. The QR code enabled labels are easy to implement and take less time for product authentication. One of the biggest advantages of our smart labels and holograms is that they are the perfect combination of holography and digital solutions.  

To know more about our supply chain management solutions, connect with us @twitter you can call us on 078578 57000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.   

4 Helpful Tips On Buying Hot Stamping Foils

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  

 

What Tyvek labels are and why you need them for your products

Tyvek labels are generally used for apparels, toys, home furnishings, and other products. The labels are made to withstand the harsh conditions of the environment. They are made with high-density polyethene fibres which makes them stronger than paper and more affordable than fabric. The labels have a paper-like finish and are highly resistant to water, harsh chemicals, food items etc. 

You can print different type of information on these labels which include product-related information like types of materials, instructions on usage, care and even bar codes. The bar codes can be used to track your product in the supply chain and also provide supply chain visibility.  

The most important feature of Tyvek labels is that they can be customized as per your specific needs. Some of the variants of these are sewn-in labels, rolled labels with or without adhesive backing and labels with reinforced holes. This high level of customization helps you to choose from a variety of Tyvek labels. Moreover, as a manufacturer, you have the choice to select either of these labels for your different product requirements. 

Tyvek labels are available in different forms like instruction labels, warranty labels, caution labels, product tags and care labels. Due to their durability, Tyvek labels can withstand high temperatures, moisture, abrasion and other form of wear and tear. Due to their extended life cyclethe labels have gained immense popularity among manufacturers.  

Holostik is a leading player in catering customized Tyvek labels for your products. Our labels are made with high-quality raw materials and advanced manufacturing processes. We have the most advanced industry certifications from organizations like DSIR, ISO, CRISIL, DMF, etc.  

To know more about our Tyvek labels, connect us with @LinkedIn 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.  

The Single Most Important Feature in Blister Packs | Holographic Strips

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.  

4 mistakes you can make while choosing shrink label manufacturer

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. 

3 Industrial Uses of Holographic Tapes

Holographic tapes are used in different industries for product packaging. Despite being thin, these tapes have a high strength to endure the harsh effects of the supply chain. In this blog, we highlight the 3 industrial uses of holographic tapes 

1. Package protection

Holographic tapes are used to seal and wrap the packages. They offer strength and durability to primary packagingDue to their strong material and adhesive strengthpackaging tapes are being used rampantly in different industries for sealing cartons, packs and bundles. The presence of holography makes these tapes invincible against counterfeiting.  

2. Tamper evidence

Holographic tapes can also include tamper-evident features. This includes tamper text evidencesecurity cuts etc. Such tapes prevent counterfeiting, adulteration or tampering of your products. They instantly hint towards any possible attempt of tampering. Tamper proof labels or Tamper evident tapes are generally used in pharmaceutical, agriculture, automobile and FMCG industries. These tapes can be customized as per your specific requirements.   

3. Brand aesthetics 

Packaging tapes can add value to the design and aesthetics of the product packaging. Holographic tapes are available in different colours. Their glitter effect instantly catches the attention of consumer. Due to these properties, holographic tapes are used for gift wrapping and decoration.

Holostik holographic self-adhesive tapes come in a variety of colors and design patterns. Perfect for decorative packaging, the tapes come with removable backing liner making them super simple to cut shapes from and trim to size.

The high security tapes are tamper-evident and leave customizable tamper-text when the pattern release seal is opened (such as ‘VOID’, ‘ORIGINAL’, ‘CANCELED’, ‘OPENED’, et cetera). They also come with covert laser-readable (CLR) security features for anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services and can be applied on blisters, plastic packing and paper labels.

Holostik provides customised holographic tapes. To know more about our holographic tapes, 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

3 ways to customise holographic foil stamping

Holographic foil stamping is used for product aesthetics and brand protection. Foil stamping is used in product packaging, greeting cards, letterheads, book covers, business cards, wedding invitations, and so on. Holographic foil stamping can be customized as per your business needs. Here are three ways in which we can customize stamping foils.    

1. On the basis of color 

We offer holographic foil stamping in different colors. This customization lets you to choose from a variety and align them with your brand image. No wonder, a perfect choice of colors in foils allows you to redefine your product and brand.    

2. On the basis of pattern 

Our stamping foils can incorporate a wide variety of security features, patterns, designs, and shapes. A customized pattern gives a unique identity to your product packaging and prevents counterfeiting. Our unique patterns and shapes cannot be copied by counterfeiters and thus ensure high product security. Moreover, the holographic features also add depth to the pattern design incorporated in the foil.   

3. Custom branding

We also provide custom branding in our stamping foils. This can include your logos, company name, typography, etc. Besides boosting brand image, it helps in creating a recall value for your products 

Holostik is a leading supplier of customized hot stamping foils. Our hot stamping foils are being used on credit cards, documents, id cards, etc. Having been recognized by organizations like Indian Bank’s Association for security printing we have many respected organizations as our clients. We have the latest ISO certifications and state of the art manufacturing facilities which helps us to create new benchmarks in the field of brand protection.   

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

3 facts you should know about holographic films

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    

3 tips on tamper-evident holograms from industry experts

Tamperevident holograms are becoming more popular in different industries owing to the rising demand for security features in primary and secondary product packaging. Often used as protective seals for products, these holograms provide an indication of product warrantyWith so many options available in the market, choosing the right hologram can be a tough task.  

To make the task easier for youwe talked to industry experts about three tips on choosing the best tamper-evident holograms. 

1. Ensure you are choosing the right tamper pattern

Tamper evident holograms commonly come in two variants — i) tamper text and ii) tamper patternevident.  

Tamper text evident holograms leave behind a text message on the substrate when peeled or tampered with. The text message can be customized as per client requirement or you may very well opt for generic ‘VOID’ tamper text holograms 

Pattern text evident usually come in honeycomb patterns but again can be customized as per your requirement. The choice of variants depends on the shape, size, and material of your products   

2. Specify whether you require security cuts 

Tamper evident holograms can also come with the security cuts tamper featureHolograms with security cuts self-destruct along with specified patterns if tampered with. The number and position of security cuts can be customized as per your needs.    

3. Enquire if you can get QR-codeenabled features 

An additional but optional benefit of tamper-evident holograms is supply chain visibility. With digital product authenticationyour customers can instantly verify the genuineness of your products 

Available at a fraction of additional cost, this value-added benefit can guarantee the safety of your products from duplication and can be a valuable addition to your security packaging.   

Holostik is the industry leader in anti-counterfeiting in India and has pioneered many of the technologies now used across the industry. 

Holostik tamper-evident holograms come with all premium design and security features at reasonable prices. 

To know more about our tamperevident holograms, call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us an email to connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com 

How to identify best label manufacturers in India

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.