5 mistakes companies make while choosing holographic hot stamping foil suppliers

Industries like FMCG, pharmaceuticals, electronics and automotive find various applications of holographic hot stamping foils for their products. These stamping foils serve the purpose of branding as well as security. However, it is easy to make mistakes while choosing reliable stamping foil supplier. 

As online knowledge on the subject matter is limited, we are sharing below key findings of our market survey to help you make the right decision and choose the right holographic hot stamping foil supplier 

1. No background check on the supplier 

There are high chances that your procurement team might not do a complete background check on the hot stamping foil supplier. There is a possibility that your supplier might use poor quality raw materials, substandard machinery or follow low-quality production standards. All this may lead to an end-product which will be of low quality and a complete waste of your money. 

Your procurement team should always do a thorough background check on the supplier. This includes the quality and type of raw materials, manufacturing equipment, industry standards, etc. 

2. No sampling of the final product

This is one big mistake which procurement teams make quite often. Your team may finalize the order of the stamping foils without properly analyzing the samples. In order to avail high quality holographic hot stamping foils, your procurement manager must ask for a suitable sample from the supplier.  

Thereafter, your quality inspection team must do a complete analysis of the quality, costing and durability of the samples. This will ensure that you get a product that is of the highest quality, without any defect and cost-effective   

3. Compromise on quality

Low quality holographic hot stamping foilare of no use. If a stamping foil is not resistant to abrasion, oil, and chemicalsthen it surely does not serve your purpose. Your procurement team might make a mistake by compromising on the quality of the productWhile affordable stamping foils might look great at first glance, they may later not stand up to the harsh environment of the supply chain.  

Ensuring the quality of hot stamping foils should be of utmost concern for your procurement team. For your complete assuranceit is highly recommended that your team visits the manufacturing facility of the supplier.     

4. Limited customization

If you choose a holographic hot stamping foil that cannot be customized as per your needsyou are making a blunder.  Before choosing a stamping foil for your business you must check if it can be customized as per your needs. Your supplier might try to dupe you by selling you a product which doesn’t suit your exact requirements 

Your procurement team should ensure that the holographic hot stamping foil they are choosing is customizable for your products. This includes criteria like shape, size, design and security features of the hot stamping foil.  

5. Noncompatibility with applicators

Last, but certainly not least, stamping foils that cannot be applied properly on your products are not the right choice. Your procurement manager should do a complete assessment for applying the stamping foil on your product. Should it be done manually or by an applicator depends completely on your industry and product. Additionally, the type of applicator you are currently using will determine whether you need the final product in sheet or spool form. 

It is highly important to choose a stamping foil supplier that can fulfill your needs of customization and application 

Holostik is an industry leader when it comes to catering premium quality holographic hot stamping foils to different industries. We offer high grade customizable holographic hot stamping foils in unregistered and registered patterns. Our stamping foils can incorporate different security features and are highly durable to withstand the harsh conditions of your supply chain.  

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

Secure and flexible packaging solutions from Holostik

Different industries like pharmaceutical, electronics, FMCG, automobiles use a range of flexible packaging solutions as per their needs. These packaging solutions safeguard the products in a supply chain from spillage, tampering, diversion, counterfeiting, etc.

A product simply cannot sustain in the market without secure and robust packaging.

What is flexible packaging?

Secure and flexible packaging solutions combine the best quality of plastics, packaging films, holography, and digital authentication. Flexible packaging solutions have become highly popular due to their versatility, functionality, and cost-efficiency.

According to industry experts, flexible packaging includes a package or any part of the package whose shape can be changed readily. Some of the examples of flexible packaging solutions are security labels, security holograms, holographic pouches, shrink sleeves, holographic films, etc.

Flexible packaging solutions from Holostik

Holostik is an industry leader when it comes to catering customized packaging solutions. The anti-counterfeiting and packaging company has been catering to a wide variety of packaging solutions to different industries for the past 28+ years.

In this blog, we will discuss our secure and flexible product line which can be customized as per your specific needs.

Security labels:

Labels are considered as the first communicators of the company and its products. With added features of holography, security inks and digital authentication (QR codes/bar codes) they also prevent counterfeiting. Some variants of our security labels include paper labels, breakable vinyl, transparent, Tyvek and many more. These labels affixed to the product help in highlighting the product contents, enhancing the brand value and securing it.

Security holograms:

Security holograms are unique and low-cost OVDs (optically variable device) with the property to diffract light. Holograms incorporate security features that are extremely hard to copy by any other means. With the incorporation of overt, covert and forensic features security holograms are impeccable products against counterfeiting.

Holographic films:

Holographic metalized films are one of the best packaging products with a wide variety of applications like gift wrapping, lamination, and packaging. These films are available in PET (minimum thickness of 12 microns) and BOPP (minimum thickness of 20 microns).

Holographic wads:

Wads or liners are extensively used to close the mouth/orifice of bottles which in turn keep them secure from spilling or tampering. With the addition of holography, these wads help in preventing counterfeiting.

Shrink sleeves:

On applying heat, shrink sleeves reduce in size and conform tightly to the shape of the container or product. These products are used in many industries like beverages, food, dairy, paint, cosmetics, detergents, etc.

Hot stamping foil:

Available in different variants hot stamping is a permanent process in which a part of the object is marked with a properly formulated foil.

Other solutions:

Some of our other packaging solutions include holographic security pouches and tax stamps. While holographic security pouches are used in different industries for packaging products & making them distinct on the shelf, tax stamps help in preventing counterfeiting and collection of revenue.

Our flexible packaging products can also incorporate digital authentication features (QR codes/bar codes) which help in supply chain efficiency and visibility.

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

An overview of anti-counterfeiting products offered by Holostik

Established in the year 1991, Holostik was inspired by the idea of ‘social entrepreneurship’ and not just reaping profits. Today, the company is one of the pioneers in the anti-counterfeiting industry of the country and, has achieved enormous success through its vision of continuous innovation, use of latest technology, inherent value system, and sustainability to create a long-term impact on the society. Right from the provenience, the company has been innovating with technologies and in the span of 28 years; it has left an indelible mark in the anti-counterfeiting industry.

From FMCG to Pharmaceutical, Automobile to Apparel & Fashion, Government to Personal Care, E-Commerce to Liquor, Tobacco to Telecom -summing up to more than 16 industries, the company provides niche and highly sophisticated anti-counterfeiting solutions.

Let’s discuss the different anti-counterfeiting products:

Security Holograms: Security holograms, are the perfect solutions to fight to counterfeit. Providing product security, holograms are made by using an aluminum sheet which after many processes get optical properties to diffract light and create virtual 3D effects that cannot be copied. At Holostik, we use the latest master origination and holographic techniques to provide the best security holograms.

Security Labels: Security labels are the first communicators of a company, its brand image, the product’s personality. We not just make different types of security labels but create an identity that will effectively reflect your brand to your customers and protect it from tampering and counterfeiting. Security labels are one of the most difficult things for the counterfeiters to duplicate. With the combination of holography strip onto any paper label, we not only make it much secure for our clients but also make it almost impossible to copy or replicate by adding an extra layer of security.

Tax/Revenue stamps: Our tax stamp encompasses a variety of technologies that are combined with strong product authentication, holographic & non-holographic features. We make tax stamps that are tailored to customer-specific needs and are designed to protect tax revenues and fees.

Hot stamping Foil: Hot stamping is a permanent process in which a part of the object is marked with a properly formulated foil. Hot Stamping can withstand the harsh conditions of nature. On using a metal die on a plastic part, branding can be done at the same time. Even if the color fades or wears off, the branded image will remain.

Wads: Holographic wads or holographic sealing liners are induction sealing wads/liners which prevent leakage, tampering, contamination and unauthorised dealing of various home and pharmaceutical products used in everyday life. These wads help in concealing and closing the mouth of products which in turn keep them secure from spilling or tampering.

Shrink Sleeves: Shrink sleeves have become the leading packaging application and are being used majorly in many industries like beverages, food, dairy, paint, cosmetics, detergents, etc. Our custom printed shrink sleeves are known for their aesthetic appeal and functional adjustability. On applying heat, these sleeves reduce in size and conform tightly to the shape of the container or product, creating a sleek label and product package. Having brilliant artwork and designs on them, these sleeves are perfect for marketing and brand promotion.

Security Pouches: Pouches are ideal solutions for flexible packaging and unique identification of brands and products. Our high-quality holographic pouches not only authenticate the product but also add to its visual appeal. These pouches are a combination of premium quality rotogravure printing technology and the highest level of optical security features.

Holographic Wide Web Films: Holostik provides a wide array of Holographic Wide Web Films or Holographic Laminates (packaging films) that are available in various specifications as per the client’s specific requirements. The films are made using premium quality raw material and known for their self-adhesiveness, clarity, quality, and shine. These holographic laminated films and holographic paper are excellent to curb counterfeiting as they offer complete protection and avoid tampering.

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

 

Hot stamping: A revolutionary printing method against counterfeiting

Hot stamping is a revolutionary printing method which is environment-friendly, easy to implement, durable and can include a variety of colours and processes. The printing method has diversified, since its rise to popularity in the 19th century. Post 70s, hot stamping became one of the most popular printing technologies used on plastic products. Once majorly used for only plastic products, hot stamping is now being used for electronic components, cosmetic items, automobile parts to name a few.

Hot stamping involves a process in which a part of the object is efficiently marked with the foil. The hot stamping foil can endure harsh conditions of nature like pressure, temperature, scratches etc. Now, let’s understand the process of hot stamping.

  • In a hot stamping machine, a die is mounted and heated.
  • The product which needs to be stamped is placed beneath the die.
  • A painted roll leaf carrier is inserted between the die and the product.
  • The die presses down through it.
  • The dry paint or foil is impressed onto the surface of the product.

The hot stamping process is easy to apply to the product and packaging.  It is also economical, environment-friendly and secures the product from counterfeiting. Being one of the largest hot stamping foil manufacturers in India Holostik takes advantage of being the leader of the anti-counterfeiting industry in India. We are not only serving our clients in more than 14 different industries but also helping them to choose from different variants of HSF or hot stamping foil.