Holografia Polska

Information

Between the years 2004 and 2009 we took advantage of EU funds for the development of a machinery park; we also commit a significant part of revenues into modernizing technologies. As a result of these efforts, we are able to manufacture in accordance with the highest standards, which is evidenced by the numerous certificates obtained by us and our membership in the prestigious organization IHMA – comprising the most reliable manufacturers of holograms and holographic materials worldwide.

In our offer you will find one of the most modern and most accurate systems of image setting. Thanks to this, the holograms produced by us are so difficult to forge, while giving them an attractive appearance which distinguishes them from the most popular holograms available.

The techniques used by us are:

Kinematic Hologram (kinematic effect)

Elements consisting of properly arranged areas, which are filled with diffraction gratings or holographic structures. The graphic objects presented are visible typically in the plane of the hologram. When we move the element, they change their position, shape or size, in a more or less fluent manner.

The graphic resolution of such elements reaches up to 1600 dpi (only in very expensive elements intended only for securing banknotes and documents such as passports, visas or driving licences).

 An element that contains kinematic effects is usually easy to identify, however, very difficult to forge, because the technique is known only to few companies from the world leading manufacturers of holographic protection, to which we belong.

KineMax

The technology used by us for professional protection. Developed by a pair of Polish scientists – Paweł Stępień and Remigiusz Gajda, an element consisting of pixels, which are synthetic holograms being a generalization of kinematic elements. The resolution is typically 4000 dpi, the maximum is 80000 dpi.

The graphic resolution of KineMax elements is typically up to 4000 dpi, which in designing these elements enables to apply techniques used in the production of securities (guiloche, microprinting, various hidden elements).

At the same time, it is possible to produce elements containing any 3D images, designed with the help of a computer. In the current state of technology development this is not possible to forge, and any imitations are easily detectable to the naked eye.

Techniques used by some competitors, which should be steered clear of are:

Diffraction grating compositions (grating elements)

Images or graphic compositions, filled with diffraction gratings (that is, sets of parallel, homogeneous stripes) deflecting light falling in different directions. The result is a contrasting element, clearly visible in all conditions, which protection value depends on how carefully it was produced. A technology used in the implementation of low-quality holograms and popular holographic films used highly in refining print and packaging.

Dot-matrix hologram

These elements are performed using computer-controlled laser devices and consist of pixels being diffraction gratings of identical shape, usually round or square and of a size between 0.25 – 0.0625 mm (which corresponds to a resolution of 100-400 dpi.); in some companies the resolution reaches up to 600 dpi.

This technique is relatively young, however, it already enjoys great popularity due to the low cost of implementation. The protection value of elements produced using this technique depends mainly on the resolution of the device and the quality of the graphic design. Popular on Asian markets, holograms obtained in this way are flat, have a low protection value and are easy to forge.