Holographic labels contain overt, covert and forensic security features. One of the basic requirements for the labels their tamper-evidence, when in case of attempt to remove the sticker part of it remains on the surface or is ripped into pieces.
IQ Structures supplies foils for protection of personal data on plastic identification cards and paper documents. Foils are supplied in the form of laminate where the foil with the hologram is laminated on surface, or in the form of covering layer (overlay), where a thin layer of material with hologram is transferred onto the data page.
IQ Dot is a special case of a hidden marker. IQ Dot consists of holographic microparticles readable by handheld microscope which serve as a multilevel high security solution for protection of IDs, passport, documents and goods against counterfeiting. These small metallic platelets are typically of the size between 100-1000 microns. They have a defined shape and bare a sophisticated holographic protection on the surface. IQ Dot can be mixed into different materials, such as plastics, paper, colours, lacquers, etc.
planar microparticle with holographic pattern
personalisation with up to 9 alphanumeric charactersv
mechanical and chemical resistance
size/diameter: 100 – 1000 microns
thickness: 5 – 10 microns
shapes: hexagonal (recommended), others on demand
number of alfanumeric characters depends on particular
size of a dot (100 microns – 1 character, 500 microns –
9 characters, 1000 microns 18 characters)
Unique holographic patterning
resolution of up to 25 400 000 dpi
real 3D feature (bas-relief)
nanographic features (up to 8 mil. letters per dot)
Holographic foils are hot stamped on a paper or plastic documents, packaging or products in a way they cannot be removed without being destroyed or damaged. The holographic design and type of foil are always customized according to the project requirements.
simple control by public and experts
different material types (gold, silver, transparent)
Smart labels offer multi-level protection of goods and documents against misuse, alteration and unauthorized manipulation. The label is deigned according to specific needs of individual clients and its structure can start at a simple temper evident sticker up to sophisticated label with physical and electronic security features.
Markers are added as a highly sophisticated security tool into a wide variety of products. They are added into the material (plastics, paper) or onto their surface. We offer different types of optically detectable markers as well as markers based on infrared spectrum or magnetic resonance (NMR).
QR code allows an effective way to track goods through distribution as well as an authentication tool for end consumers. Every product or its packaging has its own unique code which reliably identifies each product. QR code is typically combined with other security features, such as holograms.
Track & Trace from production to consumer
Readable by cell phone or PC
Authentication by public, distributor and producer
Long distance readable RFID chips allow an effective protection against counterfeiting as well as Track and Trace of the goods throughout the distribution chain. Data stored on the chip are interconnected with databases and allow a complete monitoring of the goods movement on their way to end consumers. Sophisticated encryption guarantees extreme resistance against counterfeiting.
We supply both complete license plates as well as individual security features for them. Protective elements include covering foil, holograms, microparticles, nanomarkers and other. We interconnect license plates with vehicle documents and other vehicle data. This way we help to prevent car theft and decrease the chance of a stolen vehicle to return to the streets.
We offer our clients a wide variety of security printing techniques such as intaglio, gravure, microprint, watermark and other. The combination of security printing with other overt and covert security features provides the highest level of security.
Combination of printing methods with security inks
We use electron beam lithography for recording diffractive micro and nanostructured relief. Computer controlled electron beam creates complicated holographic designs which allow us to include a wide range of visible and hidden security features into the hologram.
Holographic stripe For protection of tax stamps and seals
Holographic stripe is a special case of a holographic foil. It is ideal for application on banknotes, luncheon vouchers, tax stamps or packaging. The stripes have variable width according to the customers requirements and they are applied by hot stamping into paper or plastics.
We provide non-transferable vignettes containing a wide range of security features such as holograms, security printing and inks. Vignettes can be numbered and interconnected in a database together with car document, license plate to provide a complex protection.