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.   

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  

 

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.  

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.  

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   

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 

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 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. 

Bottled products need shrink sleeve labels for branding and security. However, the biggest challenge is to look for a shrink sleeve manufacturer who fulfils your specific needs.

There are many aspects of which procurement managers are not aware while choosing a shrink sleeves. These aspects are trade secrets of the packaging industry and being aware of these can work in favour of your business.

To make things easy, we have compiled below the secrets for choosing the right shrink sleeves manufacturer.

1. Durability

There is a high possibility that shrink sleeve labels on bottled products can get damaged in the supply chain. Products usually go through a lot of wear and tear while being transported. Poor quality shrink sleeves can easily get torn and scratched. This leads to a loss of important information printed on the label and also tarnishes your brand’s image.

Your procurement team should choose a shrink sleeve manufacturer that doesn’t compromise on quality. The manufacturer should use high-quality raw materials and comply with global standards of manufacturing to deliver the end product.

2. Branding & aesthetics

Manufacturers of bottled products can miss the aspect of branding and aesthetics while choosing a shrink sleeve. Shrink sleeves with poor branding and visual appeal will definitely bring down the sales of products.

Companies manufacturing bottled products should choose a shrink sleeve manufacturer that complies with high standards of branding and aesthetics. Always choose a shrink sleeve label that can showcase branding and aesthetics from all angles. Branding and aesthetics in shrink sleeve encompass customized holography, designs, colour, printing and much more.

3. Perfect fit

Shrink sleeves that can’t fit perfectly to unique shapes of bottle are useless. Manufacturers often overlook the point of perfect fit in shrink sleeves. A shabby, perforated and loosely fit shrink sleeve can bring down the product appeal and brand image. Shrink sleeve that fail to fit perfectly according to the shape of bottle will also fail in delivering the product information and brand value.

Your procurement officer should make it a point to select shrink sleeves that perfectly fit with your bottled product. It is highly recommended to check different types of samples before making the final decision. The sleeve label should fit tightly around the bottle without leaving any gaps or air bubbles. If it is a cap or neck sleeve, then it should fit tightly around the cap or neck of the bottle without a flaw.

4. Tamper proof

Shrink sleeve labels of poor quality are highly prone to tampering. Such sleeve labels can become a big reason for product adulteration and duplication.

While searching for best shrink sleeve manufacturers that offer brand security, companies must highly consider cap or neck sleeve labels. Any wicked move to tamper with such labels will alert the supply chain stakeholders. Moreover, cap or neck sleeves offer holistic branding and aesthetics just like normal shrink sleeve labels.

5. Authentication & track and trace

Shrink sleeves without brand protection features can be easily copied. Procurement managers make a big mistake if they ignore product safety measures. Generic shrink sleeves can be easily replicated and used to befool the innocent consumers.

As a manufacturer, you should give brand protection high importance. Holography and digital authentication deter counterfeiters from copying your products and its packaging. Besides, track and trace empower you to monitor products throughout the supply chain.

Holostik is the highest quality manufacturer of shrink sleeves and caters to different industries. We offer customized shrink sleeves in different variants like body and neck sleeve with printing, body and neck sleeves with holography and body and neck sleeves with printing and holography.

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