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How to Make Hologram Sticker?

step1. Make holographic master origination (Master origination shooting system, 2D/3D or Dot-matrix)

step2. Recombine Dot-matrix master in size of160mm*160. 2D/3D master doesn't need recombination. (Recombiner)

step3. Copy operation nickel shim from holographic master origination(Electronic Forming Machine)

step4. Emboss metallized PET film, transparent film(Narrow Web Hard Embosser)

step5. Laminate silicon liner together with embossed hologram film(Lamination Machine)

step6. Die-cutting, Slitting (Die-cutting Machine)

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Details of hologram sticker production.

Step1. Make holographic master origination (Master origination shooting system, 2D/3D or Dot-matrix)

2D/3D Hologram lab to make holographic master origination.

hologram laser

This is the photo of He-Cd laser which is in my training room. Helium Cadmium Laser power is 60mv -100mw, 441.6nm, with control unit and power supply There're Chinese made or Japanese made laser(Kimmon,Japan) available. The laser controller is automatic. The laser power meter check the laser beam parameters.

hologram laser

Above He Cd Laser cover is removed. You can see blue beam in two side of laser.

hologram laser

X Y Automatic stage to control photoresist movement in X Y position.

hologram laser

Hologram len and other optics make whole set objective and refference laser light for hologram image recording.

hologram laser

One laser beam is separated by beam splitter into objective beam and refference beam.

hologram laser

Artwork is recorded onto H1 glass in first step of hologram image recording.


Dot matrix hologram system to make holographic master originaiton

hologram laser


1.Shape of Engraved Dot: circle or square (different model)
2. Engraving exposure speed: 20 ~ 80 dot/second(317dpi 635dpi 1270dpi);
3. Seperation of color: Plain Rainbow or RGB(different model)
4. Engraving area: 160 x 160 mm
5. Resolution: 158dpi, 317 dpi, 635dpi, 1270dpi
6. Minimum viewing angle: 0.25 degree
7. Setting of viewing angle: 0 ~ 360 degree
8. Zoom in Zoom out effect: circle, square, rhombus, polygon, word, curve
9. Movement of curtain effect: two direction, one direction, or XY_ direction
10.Pearlescent effect: polygon movement of ray, random kinematic movement ray, combination of kinematic movement ray
11. Revolving ray effect: whatever revolving shape of curve, revolving effect of line, etc
12. Projective effect: whatever word, whatever font, recombination of image projection flex
13. Switch effect: Different flips switches with different viewing angle
14. Three-dimensional effect: word has fasle three-dimensional effect, imitational 2D/3D hologram
15. Micron text effect: line of font can be 0.02mm, letter can be in size of 0.2mm
16. Random matrix: dots blink in different viewing angle
17. The operating system: win98 SE
18. Control graph: .TIF or .BMP file


Dot-matrix Artwork Designing software which consist of very user friendly software for creating. Two Software Usage Information brochures with inbuilt help. One software for artwork design, another for engraving.

         - All kinds of dot-matrix type hologram
         - True Color Images 
         - Kineform 
         - Micro-Text 
         - DOVID 
         - Super-line Patterns 
         - Encryption Design 
         - 2D/3D Holo-Patterns

Other Information:

A. No requirement of vibration isolation system . 
B. Easy Optics Position Setting
C. Chemical formula and chemicals for hologram glass master development
D. Recombination Machine to make shims upto maximum size 600mm x 1500mm active area

Dot-matrix holographic master origination system with square dots and smaller laser Laser, new type easy control laser with 4 color separation optics.

Diode laser and laser controller.


Step2. Recombine Dot-matrix master origination in size of 250mm*200mm onto plastic. 2D/3D master doesn't need recombination if we use XY automatic control stage when laser shooting hologram.

Hologram recombination machine body and press head with hologram shim on it.

1. Maximum recombination area: 220mm*220mm
2. Recombination precision: 0.05mm
3. Recombination function: Misplace, slope , blank, reverse
4. Control: PC, Windows operation system
5. Power: 220V/1.5KW
6. Dimension: 600mm*500mm*500mm(L*W*H)
7. Weight: 200 kg

Hologram recombination machine working on plastic film and press hologram onto it.

Hologram images recombined on plastic film. After silver coating of the film, we can make holographic master origination by electronic forming.

Recombination software interface.


step3. Copy operation nickel shim from holographic master origination(Electronic Forming Machine)

Before put hologram glass master into electronic forming tank, we have to silver coating hologram photoresist first.

hologram laser

The photoresist should be clean first. Otherwise, the silvering process will face problem. After cleaning, the photoresist will be put into small container for silvering. There's chemical in the container. We also can spray the silver onto photoresist, the result is same.

hologram laser

The photoresist have one layer silver coating. It's ready for electronic forming to make nickel holographic master origination.

Hologram electronic forming equipment is consisted of electronic forming tank and controller. It's designed for the replication of holographic nickel shims by means of an electroforming process. It consists of the electro-deposition of nickel on a model (silver coated glass or nickel shim master) capable of conducting electric current. When the deposition is completed, it is possible to separate the newly copied child nickel holographic master shim from the mother nickel which has an mirror hologram image.

Electronic forming equipment. Soft and hard tank make hologram nickel master origination and operation nickel shim.

The aim of this electronic formation is to copy the hologram from photoresist glass which has hologram imaged recordred, hologram imaged recombined onto PE film, or provide enough quantity operation shims for the embossing machines.

holographic master origination is made by soft tank. This nickel hologram shim is copied from photoresist. There's brown photoresist glue coating still on the surface of nickel shim. We have wash it away.

Soft tank and hard tank

Tape holographic master origination for electronic forming copying

Hologram mother master made after soft tank electronic forming.


step4. Emboss metallized PET film, transparent film(Narrow Web Hard Embosser)

This machine is designed to emboss hologram. It emboss transparent polyester film, metalized polyester film, hot stamping foil without glue, of various thickness from 12 micron upwards.

New Mode Simple Narrow Web Hard Hologram Embosser with side guide or without side guide

Narrow web hard hologram embosser is designed for producing 160MM width hologram products, such as hologram labels, narrow web hologram film, hologram aluminum foil, hot stamping foil, etc. It consisted of three parts: embossing unit, heating system and control panel.

This single control panel can adjust temperature, pressure and speed very easily.

Hologram film is embossed with speed which is 1000 meters per hour.

There're three cylinders for this embosser

Hologram embosser cylinder photo

Auto Tension Control Narrow Web Hard Hologram Embosser. Narrow web hard hologram embosser is designed for producing 160MM width hologram products, such as hologram labels foil in roll which has precise gap between two stickers. Sticker embossed by this embosser can be applied automatic by sticker application machine. Comparing to similar model embosser made in USA and Germany, our embosser has same quality and much lower price. This hologram embosser can emboss slim hologram seal of cigarette packaging.

Auto Tension Control Narrow Web Hard Hologram Equipment

Advance model seamless embossing hologram embosser for hologram hot stamping foil or hologram sticker in roll format

This hologram embosser make embossing hologram roll in precise gap with any distance. The hologram made by this embosser have precise gap. So the hologram sticker roll or hologram hot stamping foil is suitable for simple automatic application.

Hologram PET film is embossed continously with same gap precisely.



step5. Laminate silicon liner together with embossed hologram PET film by lamination machine or coating mahine.

hologram hot stamping coating machine

Hologram coating machine for hologram hot stamping foil and holographic sticker as well. This machine has automatic side guide for unwind and rewind. The drying hot air cycles in the heating container by fan and heater. Unwind and rewind tension control helps hologram foil to be coated and laminated smoothly for die-cutting and slitting.

hologram lamination machine


1. Working speed: 1-55 m/min
2. Maximum coating width:200mm
3. Power: 380v 20KW
4. L*W*H:2700mm*800mm*1900mm
5. Weight:900kg

holographic sticker ashensive coating

Hologram foil is coated with white color water base glue. This glue is for holographic sticker.


step6. Die-cutting, Slitting (Die-cutting Machine)

Automatic die-cutting machine is very good to die-cut hologram sticker precisely and fast. It's suitable to die-cut hologram stickers in roll very precisely by tracing white register mark.

Label cutting with photo cell(register mark).

Holograohic sticker cutting according position of photo cell(register mark) every line.


Hologram sticker is slitted into reels.

It has slitter which can slit big hologram sticker roll into small rolls.

Hologram sticker is slitted into reels.

Hologram sticker is automatic sheeted into panels and counted how many sheet is done.

Hologram sticker is automatic sheeted into panels.



How to Make Hologram Hot Stamping Foil by Hard Embosser?

Step1. Make holographic master origination (Master origination shooting system, 2D/3D or Dot-matrix)

step2. Copy operation nickel shim from holographic master origination(Electronic Forming Machine)

step3. Emboss hot stamping foil which is without hot melt adhesive(Hard Embosser)

step4. Coat hot melt adhesive(Hot stamping foil coating machine)

The equipment for hologram hot stamping foil production is similiar as above machinery for hologram sticker procution.


How to Make Transparent Holographic Film and Silver,Red, Green, ... Holographic Film ?

step1. Produce small pcs customized design holographic master(Master origination shooting system, 2D/3D or Dot-matrix) .

step2. Recombine small master to big master upto size of 1500mm*600mm. (Big Recombinaiton Machine)

step3. Copy big size nickel master shim(Electronic Forming). We have around 80 general design master upto size 1500mm*600mm.

step4. Eemboss transparent pre-coated BOPP film, PET film, PVC film. Then you get transparent hologram film for packaging. Or to emboss pre-coated with color layer to produce silver, red, green holographic packaging film. (Soft wide web embosser)

step5. Vacuum Metalizer to metalize transparent hologram film. Then you get silver, red, green holographic packaging film. (There're several good quality Vacuum Metalizer suppliers in China)

We also can use soft embosser to produce wide web hologram hot stamping foil with Vacuum Metalizer, Coating machines.

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Brief of how to make hologram sticker.

Briefly discussed below is the process of making a typical two-layer " Embossing Reflection Hologram ", by far the most common and cost-effective hologram , with two common sub-types, namely the two layer hologram (with a background image and a foreground image) and the three layer hologram (with a background image, a middle ground image and a foreground image).

Our holograms are made on a large stable table with a laser, lenses, mirrors and other optics. The table is composed of a large mass resting on a vibration isolation system to dampen any movement. Since the hologram records light waves, movement as small as one-quarter of a wavelength of light will ruin the hologram.

To make a hologram, the laser beam is split into two beams. One part of the laser beam is directed by mirrors and spread by lenses to illuminate the object. The laser lights the object, then bounces off and hits the holographic film or plate positioned in front of the object. The other portion of the laser beam, called the reference beam, is directed by mirrors and lenses to evenly illuminate the film. Where the two portions of the laser beam meet at the film, they interfere constructively and record the hologram.
This "constructive interference" of laser light's waves is similar to the ocean's waves traveling onto the beach. When two waves meet just right, their collision enlarges or amplifies their size. In holography, this wave amplification exposes the holographic film.

After exposure, the holographic film is developed, similar to black and white photography. After processing and drying, the hologram is ready for viewing. This series of steps results in a laser-viewable "Master" hologram.

White-light viewable holograms are created in a two step process. First, the laser-viewable Master is holographed. Then, a second hologram is made from the projected pseudoscopic image of the Master. This hologram can be reconstructed - viewed - in white light. The section on "Lighting Instructions" explains viewing a white-light hologram.

Lighting Instructions
A light is needed to illuminate a hologram. A hologram is illuminated by shining the light at the center of the hologram. For ease of viewing, this angle is usually about 45 degrees from the center of the vertical hologram to the light source. This lamp should be at least four feet above the hologram for the best results.
For best clarity, there should be no other lights striking the surface of the hologram.The quality of the light source that illuminates your hologram is very important. The sharper the light source, the sharper the image in the hologram. We recommend a light that uses a 12 volt, 50-75 watt MR-16 quartz halogen bulb.
Another light which works well is the Phillips Master Line, 60 watt PAR-16, narrow spread. These lights can be purchased at most lighting stores. The light should be at least four feet away from the hologram; and shine on the hologram from above at an angle of approximately 45 degrees. Reflection holograms use front lighting. Transmission holograms are illuminated from behind.

Design / Artwork / Origination
Working with you, our graphic team is going to transform your ideas into hologram by developing them in a best way. Designing marvelous visual effects and multi dimensional graphics with color and action unity is possible by using advanced computer techniques.

Artwork file in Corel Draw or Illustrator format is best. Artwork in Corel Draw file can be used for Master Origination Mold(nickel mold) shooting directly. Please save file in Corel Draw version 8 file. The Corel Draw artwork file should be converted into curves. So we can open it. Adobe Photoshop file, JPG, GIF, is ok, but not the best solution.

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Prepared model work is sent to hologram laboratory. Our expert physics engineers in their fields create Master hologram on a special sensitive emulsion by combining necessary photographic and holographic elements. As it happens in all holograms, this multi dimensional image is recorded by using laser beams and sensitive optical techniques.

Exposing "the positive" of each layer, one after the another, to laser light with the aid of specialized imaging devices such as specialized lenses and mirrors and recording the same on a surface of an ultra clean, photo sensitive and specialized glass plate, to originate "the Glass Master". At the end of this intricate and time-consuming process, the original two dimensional image of the artwork gets "transformed'" into a "three dimensional" impression on the surface of "the glass master", called the hologram. The hologram will diffract the seven colours of the spectrum (colours seen in a rainbow) and will produce "the depth effect" or the three dimensional (3D) effect, when it is viewed from different angles under any type of natural or artificial light, thereby giving it an extraordinary visual appeal. During holographic recording, secret information (e.g. code number) can be recorded and concealed in one of the layers of the hologram to make it machine readable only (that is, under special lighting conditions and with the aid of special viewing instruments) in order to impart the inimitable "optical security feature" to the hologram.

The laser beams that are loaded on master plates are transferred to the electroformed metal plates with the aid of chemicals. Transferring the multi-coloured, three-dimensional impression of the hologram from the surface of the glass master to the surface of a nickel plate to create " the nickel master ". (After this, the glass master cannot be used any further and has to be discarded.). By the same process and from " the nickel master ", additional nickel plates, also called " shims " are prepared for ultimate use in the embossing machine for mass production.

Stamper shims are mounted in embossing machines. Transferring the multi-coloured, three-dimensional impression of the hologram from the surface of the shim to the surface of very thin, metallised polyester film roll, through optimal application of heat and pressure. A special chemical coating known as "Tamper Evident Coating'" on the base of the polyester film imparts an important additional security feature to the hologram, to detect any attempt at its unauthorized removal from the surface of a product or of its packaging or of a document.

Adhesive-coating and lamination: ( only for pressure sensitive label only )
The " embossed " roll is continuously coated on its reverse with a water-based / solvent-based pressure sensitive adhesive and dried and is thereafter continuously laminated with the silicon-coated surface of the release paper to make a laminated roll.

After lamination, the laminated roll is then duly in the size and the shape required by the customer by a very specialized automatic die-cutting machine. For jobs required in Spool Form the laminated rolls are slitted as per size. Holograms in Sheet Form are best suitable for manual affixations while Spool Form for automatic affixations.

Removal of the un-embossed portions of the metallised polyester film from and side-trimming of each sheet bearing several pieces of the hologram to make the sheet uniform in size and facilitate removal of holograms, one by one from the surface of the sheet.

Slitting(ifin roll) and packaging

Slitting sticker in roll format or cutting into panels. The sticker sheet will be packed 200 sheets one bag. The holograms are then finally passed through the quality control department, where each and every property of the hologram is thoroughly checked and finally these holograms are counted, packaged and shipped

A hologram is a flat surface that, under proper illumination, appears to contain a three-dimensional image. A hologram may also project a three-dimensional image into the air-a lifelike image that can be photographed although it cannot be touched. Because they cannot be copied by ordinary means, holograms are widely used to prevent counterfeiting of documents such as credit cards, driver's licenses, and admission tickets. The word hologram comes from the Greek roots holos meaning whole and gramma meaning message. The process of making a hologram is called holography. When a hologram is made, light from a laser records an image of the desired object on film or a photographic plate.

There are basically two types of holograms. A reflection hologram is viewed when lit from the front, while a transmission hologram is viewed by shining a light through it from the back side. An embossed hologram is made by backing a transmission hologram with a mirror-like substance, which allows it to be viewed when lit from the front. Holograms can also be made that show moving objects; these sequences, called stereograms, are typically three to 20 seconds long.

Although a hologram is a visual image of a physical object, it is quite different from a photograph. For instance, when an object is photographed, each portion of the photo contains an image of the corresponding portion of the original object. Each section of a hologram, however, contains a complete image of the original object, viewed from a vantage point that corresponds to the section's position on the hologram. Thus, if the transparent plate containing a transmission hologram is broken, each piece will still be able to project the entire image, albeit from a different point of view. Using a piece from near the top of the holographic plate will produce an image as seen from above, while using a piece from near the bottom of the plate will create the impression of looking upward toward the object.

Another interesting property of holograms is that they preserve the optical properties of objects such as lenses. For instance, consider making a hologram of a magnifying glass placed in front of a butterfly. When viewing the holographic image of those objects, an observer will find that the portions of the butterfly seen through the image of the magnifying glass will be enlarged.


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