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 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 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.   

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    

4 compelling reasons why shrink sleeve labels are good for your products

Shrink sleeve labels are effective packaging solutions for bottled products. Theare highly aesthetic and can fit easily on any shape and size of the packagingHowever, due to a large number of packaging labels available in the market, you can get confused regarding the same. Therefore, in this blog, we have explained four compelling reasons to choose shrink sleeve labels for your bottled products.  

1. Can be applied to products of different materials  

Shrink sleeve labels can be applied easily on materials made of plastic, glass or metal. This unique quality of shrink sleeves makes them stand apart from other forms of packaging. So, if you are into the manufacturing of products with a wide variety of materials, then shrink sleeves can be your best choice of label packaging.  

2. Can fit seamlessly on different shapes and sizes of products 

You can face a lot of challenges while choosing the right packaging solution for your products. Generic product labels have to be customized as per your needs and this can increase your packaging costs. However, shrink sleeve labels have the unique property to fit seamlessly as per the shape and size of the packaging.    

3. Allows 360-degree surface area for branding 

Unlike product labelsshrink sleeves can showcase the product information and branding in a 360-degree format. Your product’s packaging is meant to grab maximum eyeballs and shrink sleeves are the best solutions in this regard.    

4. The material of shrink sleeve is damage resistant  

Most generic paper labels cannot withstand moisture, temperature, leaks, and spillage. But, shrink sleeves are the most effective packaging labels against these factors. Shrink sleeve labels are made with high-quality materials that can survive in the harsh environment of the supply chain.   

Holostik is a frontrunner in providing customized shrink sleeve labels to different industries. To know more about shrink sleeve labels, connect at our LinkedIn 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 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 packaging film manufacturers in India

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.  

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