Holograms are often used on ID badges as an extra form of security. The hologram is an overlay that is placed on the ID badge. The hologram can only be seen when the card is held in a certain way. This allows the information on the card to be read easily. Holograms can add an extra form of authenticity to any type of ID card or badge.
The best way to combat counterfeiting of your cards is to create a custom hologram image. Customized hologram images embed an image and graphics into the hologram image, which makes it even more difficult to duplicate and provides the most security for your cards.
Designing a Custom Hologram
Custom holograms are perfect for companies that want to put their own design on their IDs. A customized hologram is going to have the same feel and look as other holograms. There are many different options available when it comes to designing your own hologram. However, it is important to remember that if you are using a logo or another form of copyrighted material within your design, the company printing the hologram will need to be provided with confirmation of the approval for the design in order to be able to print it. Most companies are not going to print holograms that have designs that were issued by the state or the government.
There are several features that are available for custom holograms including:
- Dot Matrix: security grade or low resolution available
- Hybrid: this is a mix of 2D/3D and dot matrix
- Secure text: the text is readable only when high magnification is used
- Microtext: text can only be read when magnified
- UV: hologram can only be seen under a black light where it will turn yellow.
A dot matrix hologram is the most recommended because it will be brighter in every type of lighting situation and provides a wider angle for viewing. This makes it much easier to read and authenticate. Adding the UV overlay will provide another layer of protection as it makes the card much more difficult to duplicate. In addition, the UV hologram is easy to read even in low light situations.
Why Use Holograms?
Custom holograms are designed to provide a layer of protection for identity cards. The purpose of the hologram is for anti-tampering, anti-counterfeiting, and also for promotional applications as these holograms can be added to any type of item.
Security is a top priority for most companies and for this reason adding a custom hologram to ID badges provides companies with an easy way to make their employees safer. An ID card that has a hologram is much less likely to be duplicated.
Holograms are inexpensive and easy to add to any type of ID card that a company or person may carry. Customizing the hologram will make it more secure as the hologram will be designed specifically for use with your ID cards and can even be patented, which means it cannot be replicated without your permission.