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Process of Ordering a Hologram and Vinyl Self-adhesive Stickers

The preparation of a hologram production by your order is in some points different to the sticker’s design on a foil film (vinyl self-adhesive films) because each of these technologies offer different options. Following 4 points represent a guide through the holographic self-adhesive label’s design and it will help you to create a predesign of the sticker’s appearance according to your needs and ideas. If you require customer’s production of PVC stickers use a Guide for customer’s vinyl stickers production.


Guide for customer’s vinyl stickers production:

I.

If there is no suitable made in advance universal holographic seal for securing your products or documents, design your own unique form of security item. To prepare an order of holographic self-adhesive stickers production you need to give us your requirements for its graphical version with chosen security items which will be used in its production. If you are not sure about the final visual form of your hologram, think of these points in particular, before contacting us with your layout:


  • choose the colour of the basis (thin metallic layer) into which emblems,pictures and texts are printed by laser according to your requirements
  • size of the sticker
  • shape of the sticker
  • what texts, pictures or logos will be printed onto the hologram
  • type of hologram – the number of layers, with the master, numbered – not numbered, using screen printing and termotransfer printing for numbering or inscribing any sign chain
  • choose a basis media – hot stamping films, films with selective unsticking (auto-destructive VOID stickers)
  • approximate number of holograms

  • All options from which you can choose when designing a holographic pattern are written in an article about holographic security items production. We recommend you to read this brief document so you will have an idea of your options when reading a design or a pattern of your holographic etiquette.


    II.

    According to point I. create directly your own digital graphic pattern – the file in a vector format (it would be best if it was Corel Draw – CDR or Encapsulated PostScript – EPS) with a text converted to curves so there will be no font exchange. The second option is that we will create a pattern of holographic master production for you according to a specified graphical form of holographic etiquette that you have created. In this case a clearly stated description of you idea (including the size and shape) put in words is enough. You can also add bitmap pictures of company logos, brands or any pictures you want to present in your hologram. In cases of more complicated designs you can draw your idea on a paper and send us a scanned picture or a photograph for an easier visualization. For creating a vector graphical file according to your ideas we charge app. £8 when it an easier pattern and app. £40 when it is more complicated. With multilayered holograms please remember the necessity of a design to have a visual form of every layer – you can find more about this topic after clickinng on individual types of holograms on the left side under the button „Your design“, e.g.: multilayered holograms pattern demonstration. Please send your graphical motives or completed vector patterns by an email. You can contact us on numbers and addressess given in contacs, we are available for you when you need to ask questions before or during the sticker’s graphics designing.


    III.

    After receiving your order we either make valid the sent vector design or its creation according to your requirements. If you entrust us to make a graphic design we will send it to you by an email as a bitmap to review it. We mostly firstly create a few graphical options to make choosing the most suitable one easier. Your comments to this design or your requests to add another texts or graphical items will be promptly realized and sent again for a review. This process will be repeated until you are fully satisfied with the graphical design.


    Price for 1 piece production can be determined right after receiving your design and letting us know how many pieces you want to order. The choice of self-adhesive medium can be done or changed even in this phase of designing because the basis does not relate to the design of the hologram picture itself in any way. If you choose „Tamper evident film“ therefore „VOID“ basis, please let us know what word should appear when there is an attempt to unstick the sticker (about the choice of usable words). Apart from offered made in advance films with selective unsticking we can also produce a basis with any word or symbol according to your layout. Customer’s autodestructive film is, naturally, more expensive.


    This phase is finished by approving the final graphical version of holographic label, etiquette, self-adhesive sticker or seal – according to the specific order. The explicit affirming of a visual form, number of pieces and the price from the customer’s side is a binding order for the products commodity production. The affirmed order establishes a legal relation of a contract to the production of the approved graphical design, the number of pieces,realization and the price. Changes in graphical design, type or number of pieces after making the contract may not be possible – depending on the phase of the production process.


    IV.

    After mutual agreement based on facts stated in section III., we create the requested security self-adhesive items according to parameters you approved - the look, the number, the stated characteristics and the price. If not stated otherwise, the order is finished in 10 to 14 days after making it. It is possible to request an express printing of self-adhesive stickers in shorter time for an additional charge. After its produciton is finished, it is available in our office or sent by the transfer services to the address you stated.



    Guide for customers’ vinyl stickers production:

    I.

    The presumption for a correct understanding of points stated below is knowledge of basic printing media characteristics – those are used for the production of a plastic unstickable label. If you have no experience with these VOID stickers, we recommend you to shortly familiarize with their characteristics and options for usage here, here and in a technical specification of the used film ORACAL 820 Safety Vinyl, which is also called a “bank paper”.

    To prepare an order of the self-adhesive stickers on a plastic film production you need to give us your requirements for its graphical form. If this visual form of stickers is not complete and exact yet, think of these points in particular, before contacting us with your layout:


  • size of the sticker
  • shape of the sticker
  • what texts, pictures or logos will be printed onto the hologram
  • number of colours used – one or two colours for printing
  • choice of coulours – arbitrary, not bounded by the pallete
  • approximate number of holograms
  • colour of the printing film is always white and therefore is not the object of choice, as a printing medium a security PVC film ORACAL 820 Safety Vinyl

  • Shape of the sticker will be given by the pre-cutting of the film by a cutting plotter according to your design. Theoretically, the shape is arbitrary, practically it is necessary for the cut sticker to be removable from the basal bearing layer and stickable to the planned place. Using long thin shapes or even its combination will surely not add to its easier manipulation. For this reason we recommend to choose from these shapes: elipse, oval, square or rectangle, square or rectangle with round corners, triangle, n-angle and similar regular shapes. Stickers will be printed onto A4 size, one close to the other. Number of stickers produced on one sheet will naturally depend on their size of the repeated pattern and can be easily counted by the fraction of its size and A4 format. The smallest size you can use when designing your pattern is 3 mm. The smallest square PVC sticker is 3x3 mm big and the smallest possible sticker is a circle with the diameter of 3 mm. Even with these sizes you do not have to worry about the readability of printed texts or wrong sticker cutting. Circular stickers of these exact sizes are used as cautionary seals for sticking unto the tops of screws. Maximal size of the sticker is limited by A4 size.

    The fact that it is not possible to use PVC film in other than white colour does not mean the graphic and texts cannot be printed onto e.g. green or yellow basis. However, you need to understand that one layer is needed for the chosen basis colour. The predesign is then always concipated as two coloured where the first layer is defined by the colour of the filling and the second one depicts the graphics and texts in another colour. PVC film printing is done by the graphical technique of screen printing in all cases.


    II.

    According to point I. create directly your own digital graphic pattern – the file in a vector format (it would be best if it was Corel Draw – CDR or Encapsulated PostScript – EPS) with a text converted to curves so there will be no font exchange. The second option is that we will create a pattern of holographic master production for you according to a specified graphical form of holographic etiquette that you have created. In this case a clearly stated description of you idea (including the size and shape) put in words is enough. You can also add bitmap pictures of company logos, brands or any pictures you want to present in your hologram. In cases of more complicated designs you can draw your idea on a paper and send us a scanned picture or a photograph for an easier visualization. For creating a vector graphical file according to your ideas we charge app. £8 when it an easier pattern and app. £40 when it is more complicated. With multilayered holograms please remember the necessity of a design to have a visual form of every layer – you can find more about this topic after clickinng on individual types of holograms on the left side under the button „Your predesign“, e.g.: PVC seal design demonstration. Please send your graphical motives or completed vector patterns by an email. You can contact us on numbers and addressess given in contacs, we are available for you when you need to ask questions before or during the sticker’s graphics designing.


    III.

    After receiving your order we either make valid the sent vector design or its creation according to your requirements. If you entrust us to make a graphic design we will send it to you by an email as a bitmap to review it. We mostly firstly create a few graphical options to make choosing the most suitable one easier. Your comments to this design or your requests to add another texts or graphical items will be promptly realized and sent again for a review. This process will be repeated until you are fully satisfied with the graphical design.


  • Custom-made production - self-adhesive stickers are produced in 11 to 17 days from the date of production layout, more accurate date is known at the moment of your order confirmation. Price for production is not stated according to number of printed sheets but according to number of ordered stickers. Minimal taking is 1000 pieces, higher numbers in thousands. Orientative price list. Minimal size of stickers produced this way is 3x3 mm, let us say a circle with a diameter of 3 mm.

  • This phase is finished by approving the final graphical version of holographic label, etiquette, self-adhesive sticker or seal –according to the specific order. The explicit affirming of a visual form, number of pieces and the price from the customer’s side is a binding order for the products commodity production. The affirmed order establishes a legal relation of a contract to the production of the approved graphical predesign, the number of pieces,realization and the price. Changes in graphical predesign, type or number of pieces after making the contract may not be possible – depending on the phase of the production process.


    IV.

    After mutual agreement based on facts stated in section III., we create the requested security self-adhesive items according to parameters you approved - the look, the number, the stated characteristics and the price. If not stated otherwise, the order is finished in 10 to 14 days after making it. It is possible to request an express printing of self-adhesive stickers in shorter time for an additional charge. After its produciton is finished, it is available in our office or sent by the transfer services to the address you stated.