3 points to consider before you choose pharma labels for your products

Pharma labels showcase information related to the contents of the products, manufacturing details and other important data. These labels also help in branding & product authentication. With the introduction of bar codes, pharma labels have moved a step ahead and are used for a range of supply chain management solutions. In this blogwe have discussed three important points which you should consider before choosing pharma labels for your products.   

1. Security features in labels 

While looking for labels for your pharma products always check for the security features. Such features can include guilloche patterns, security inks, holography, tamper evidence, digital authentication etc. A combination of different security features make the labels foolproof against duplication. Pharma labels with high security features cannot be copied by forgers and counterfeiters.  

2. GS1 track and trace functionality

The Indian government has made track and trace solutions mandatory for all pharmaceutical export shipments which should be in compliance with GS1 standardsThis is to ensure the authenticity of the drugs exported to different parts of the world. The government is also planning to implement 2D bar code-based track and trace functionality for APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) imported to India. Therefore, we recommend you to check that your label supplier is providing GS1 track and trace functionalityThis is very importantkeeping in mind the government’s new regulations to prevent the sale of spurious drugs.  

3. Durability of the label 

Before choosing a label for your product, you must do a product sampling. This will ensure that you get only high-quality packaging labels. Only such labels can withstand the harsh conditions of the supply chain. A durable label effectively showcases product information and also helps in boosting the brand image.    

Holostik is a leading player in catering tailor-made pharma labels. Our labels are made with high-quality raw materials, adhesives, inks etc. To make the labels highly secure we incorporate different security features as per the needs of the consumer. With the use of digital product authentication, we can also implement a range of supply chain management solutions. 

To know more about our pharma labels, connect with us @twitter 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.          

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 ways security labels help you to increase profits

Security labels are important packaging products used in different industries. Labels help to create product and brand identity. However, product labels also play an important role in increasing your profits. In this blog we have discussed three ways security labels help you to increase profits manifold. 

1. Prevent duplication of your products 

A high-security labels cannot be copied easily and thus is an ideal product against duplication. Forgers and counterfeiters cannot breach the security of your product if it is secured with the right security label. Some of the high-tech security features in a label can include holography, security inks, guilloche patterns, covert images, digital product authentication, etc. A high-security label effectively checks duplication, and this prevents losses and boosts your company’s profits.

2. Empower your consumers 

Security labels help the consumer to instantly verify the genuineness of the product. Due to instant verification, the consumer feels empowered and this makes him a loyal customer of your brand. No wonder, the growing number of loyal consumers guarantees growth in your profits. Besides this, product labels also enable you to offer loyalty points and schemes which increase consumer retention and repetitive sales.  

3. Limit inventory wastage  

Quite often you are not able to determine your unsold inventory due to complex supply chain. This can lead to monetary losses and you may not be able to reap enough profits. However, security labels with digital supply chain solution lets you monitor the status of inventory at each stage of the supply chain. A comprehensive outlook of the supply chain allows you to easily measure the unsold inventory. From this, you can strategize your production for more profits without wasting your resources. 

Holostik is leader in providing security labels to different industries. Our wide range of security labels can be customized as per your specific needs. We use high-quality raw material, holography, security inks, patterns and digital product authentication features in our labels.  

To know more about our security labels, for more details visit our website, Youtube channel or call us on +91–785-785-7000 or drop us a mail at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.   

Top 4 qualities to look for in holographic packaging films

Packaging films are used for multiple applications in different industries. You can select from a wide variety of packaging options for your products, however, packaging films fulfill your multiple requirements. In this blog, we have explained the four main qualities to look for in holographic packaging films.    

1. Durability

Poor quality packaging films can get easily damaged in the supply chain. Such films don’t offer protection to the products and make them highly susceptible to tampering, adulteration, and duplication. Your procurement team may skip to check the durability of the packaging films. This can be harmful to your products and profits.  

Your procurement team should always give a high priority to the aspect of durability in packaging films. A highly durable packaging film flawlessly secures the product and instills confidence in the end consumer that the product is safe. 

2. Affordability

If a packaging film doesn’t suit your budget, then it’s of no use. Your procurement team should analyze the quality and other factors relative to the costs. If the film is too costly or too cheap it is wise to avoid it.   

Your procurement team should always check for packaging films that are of supreme quality at affordable prices. Such films are best for your product and your business.  

3. Security

While you may consider a lot of factors before purchasing a packaging film, product security should be kept high on the priority. Your products are always susceptible to duplication, tampering, adulteration, etc. and this can give you sleepless nights. However, packaging solutions with security features can be the ideal solution. 

Your procurement team should always check for the elements of security in the packaging films. These can include holography, overt features, covert features, etcPackaging films with holography can offer optimum security to the product against counterfeiting.    

4. Aesthetics

Whatsoever may be the price, quality and security features of the packaging films, aesthetics matter most when it comes to attracting consumers. A poor packaging makes the product look unattractiveIt brings down the sales of your products and may lead down to a drop-down in profits. 

You should always choose a packaging film that has inbuilt aesthetics to attract your consumers. Your procurement team should check for design patterns and vibrant holographic features in the packaging films.       

Holostik is a frontrunner in providing high-quality holographic packaging films to different industries. We cater customized holographic films with security features like nano-optical images, covert features, etc.  

To know more about our holographic 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 

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.      

Highly secure and aesthetic packaging films from Holostik

A well-packaged product can withstand harsh conditions of the supply chain and also catch the attention of end consumers. Packaging plays an indispensable role in the sale of products and creates a brand’s image. Of late, packaging experts have introduced different kinds of innovations that have revolutionized the world of packaging on to the next level.

Packaging films with different properties are being used to package products and make a variety of other flexible packaging products like pouches, mono-cartons, labels, etc.

Holostik provides holographic packaging films made with PET and BOPP materials. Holographic wide web or packaging films are used widely in the packaging industry. These packaging films are crafted and manufactured using premium quality raw materials, master origination, and sophisticated printing technology. Holostik offers an extensive range of holographic packaging films available in different specifications as per the demand of the clients.

Types of wide web/packaging films from Holostik

  • Non-seamless films: Standard holographic films with holography and aesthetics.
  • Seamless films (UV embossed films): Premium holographic films without any vertical/horizontal shim lines.

Holostik utilizes cutting-edge master origination technology, high-quality raw materials and state of the art equipment to develop supreme holographic wide web or packaging films.

The raw materials used for developing high-quality packaging films include PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate), BOPP (Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene) and CPP (Cast polypropylene).

Our supreme quality holographic wide films are used in gift wrapping, lamination, labels, mono cartons, etc. in industries like FMCG, automotive, tobacco, electrical and others.

One of the biggest advantages of flexible packaging films or wide web films is that they considerably reduce the costs of packaging. With holography, these films also help in the prevention of counterfeiting. The amount of time, energy and material utilized for manufacturing flexible packaging films is much lower than traditional glass, plastic and tin jars.

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

Importance of anti-counterfeiting solutions for the manufacturers

Counterfeiting is growing on a monstrous scale. According to a report by Research and Markets, the global value of counterfeiting has reached a value of 1.2 trillion dollars. The report further states that as per the current growth rate counterfeiting will become a $2.81 trillion industry by 2022.

For the past many years, manufacturers have tried their best to curb the menace of fake products, however little progress has been achieved related to the same. The extra costs in fighting fakes have further deteriorated the problem. Manufacturers also suffer from a tarnished brand image due to the counterfeiting of their products.

Most importantly, in a highly competitive market, one bad experience for a customer can change his loyalty for a product or brand.

Amidst this grim scenario, anti-counterfeiting technologies can play a decisive role in preventing counterfeiting, tampering, and diversion. Holostik is a leading player in offering customized anti-counterfeiting solutions to different industries. With a legacy of 28 years, the company has provided anti-counterfeiting solutions to more than 10,000 clients in 75+ countries.

Holostik believes that with the proper use of anti-counterfeiting solutions manufacturers can prevent the following challenges posed by counterfeiting:

  • Loss of sales revenue and profit margin: Sales and profit margins are the veins and nerves of any organization. A company’s success is determined by the number of sales it has earned in a specific time frame. A good number of sales is a visible indicator of a company’s wellbeing and vice-versa. The sale of duplicate items leads to a drop-down in the sale of a company’s products. If it goes unchecked, then it can lead to a complete downfall of the company. Due to multiple sale locations of the product, it is quite hard for a company to trace the manufacturing location of counterfeits.
  • Poor brand and product image: No wonder, the sale of counterfeits lead to a tarnished image of the brand and its products. The sale cheap fakes lead to a false perception among consumers regarding the quality of the product and the brand. Unaware consumers often think that they are buying original products but instead, they receive fakes.
  • The added cost of fighting fakes: Companies incorporate different strategies for fighting counterfeiting of their products. This comes in the form of added costs for the organization already facing the problem of duplication.

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

Wad- an impeccable product against spillage and counterfeiting.

Wads are circular in shape and are made of paper and foil, these unique packaging products are used for covering the openings of bottles, cans, jars, etc. Wads are also known as induction liners or cap seals in the field of packaging. Holographic wads are induction sealing wads that prevent leakage, tampering, contamination and illegal dealing of different products – with the added feature of holography. Wads help in closing the mouth of products that keep it safe from spilling and tampering.

For making holographic induction sealing wads a holographic foil is laminated with aluminum foil which is further coated with a layer of wax and LDPE (low-density polyethylene) thus making it water-resistant. These sealing lids or wads offer extra security for bottle and container packing.

Holostik offers different kinds of wads with different features including digital authentication. There are many benefits of holographic wads that protect the product from pilferage and tampering and providing a unique identity to the product. Holographic security wads are used in different industries like pharmaceuticals, agriculture, food, beverages, cosmetics, paints, automobiles, stationary, etc.

Let’s discuss the usage of holographic security wads in some industries.

  • Medicines: Holographic wads are mostly used by medicine companies to seal bottles securely and hygienically by using sealing machines.
  • Automotive lubricants: Holographic wads prevent lubricants from spilling from the bottle. Moreover, they provide identification and security to lubricant manufacturing companies.
  • FMCG:  A lot of products like hair oils, eatables like sauces, ghee and other such products are secured with holographic wads.

In case you want customized wads for your products then you can call us on +91–785-785-7000 or mail us at connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com

Importance of wide web films in product packaging and security

Packaging plays an important role in protecting and branding the product. Industry experts consider packaging as the first communicator of the company. In the past few years, flexible packaging has gained high popularity due to durability ad ease of transportation. Among the many flexible packaging solutions, holographic wide web films hold an important place.

Wide web films incorporated with holography play an important role in offering protection of the product against counterfeiting and tampering. The wide web films are available in different sizes and can include different holographic features. Holostik is a leading name providing the finest wide web films to different industries.

Holographic wide web films are available in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) (minimum thickness 12 microns) and BOPP (biaxially oriented polypropylene) (minimum thickness 20 microns). The films are known for their self-adhesiveness, clarity, quality, and shine. Special care has been taken by experts in making the product compatible with international standards and the latest market trends.

Some features of Holostik’s holographic wide web films are as follows:

  • Attractive looks with optimum clarity.
  • Shiny and glossy with high brightness & high gloss holographic effects.
  • Superior bonding strength heat resistant and waterproof.
  • Available in different colors and patterns, Plain, light beam and patterns. Many designs are available for selection and customer designs.

Wide web films are used for toiletries, tobacco, flexible packaging, printing, wine boxes, gift boxes, books, magazines, boxes, printed products, and other paper products laminating. suitable for high-grade imitation and pseudo carton laminating.

 

Why security holograms play an important role in product protection

Counterfeiting has reached to monstrous scale. According to a latest report by Research and Markets the value of counterfeiting has reached to a historic high of $1 trillion. No wonder, the world is flooded with counterfeits. Fake goods can be found anywhere from stores to local vendors, online e-commerce websites etc.

Every day, we come across news related to fake products. Counterfeit products not just lead to huge revenue losses but are also harmful for the health of the consumers. Counterfeiting is a menace for everyone.

The manufacturers have to suffer from drop down in sales due to fake products. Their highly branded products which take years of innovation are sold at the cost of peanuts in the market. This also damages their brand reputation. Moreover, if a consumer is duped with a fake product then he or she switches over to another brand.

In this grim situation one of the biggest challenge is to provide an impeccable anti-counterfeiting solutions which are durable and cost-effective at the same time.

Security holograms are perfect anti-counterfeiting tools that have come a long way in fighting counterfeiting. These are low-cost security devices with unique designs and are off late being used widely by manufacturers of almost all products. Holograms find its application in almost all industrial sectors including industrial, commercial and residential. It is one of the best devices to combat forgery.

Some of the benefits of using security holograms are:

  • These are cost-effective and easy to apply
  • Tamper-evident feature – if any attempt of opening the product is made, it is easily visible.
  • Exhibits multiple security features and functions
  • An additional layer to secure your products
  • Made using advanced technologies, hence very difficult and expensive for counterfeiters to copy.
  • Manages the supply chain effectively when paired with QR code or barcode.
  • Demotivates counterfeiters to replicate your product.

Holostik has been the leader in providing security holograms and other anti-counterfeiting products and solutions from the last 28 years. We make tailor-made holograms suiting your needs and requirements. We have holograms for all your products, needs and requirements. You name it, we have it. To know more about our security holograms call us on +91–785-785-7000 or mail us on connect@ec2-54-210-245-44.compute-1.amazonaws.com.