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What is holographic lamination?

Alongside gloss, matt and silk lamination, Celloglas also offer holographic lamination. These clear holographic films are OPP (oriented polypropylene) based and are used for decorative purposes. It is a slightly a thicker film to our standard films (25 microns).

What patterns are available?

There are seven different patterns available:

  • Continuum
  • Fusion
  • Honeycomb
  • Oil on Water
  • Rainbow
  • Retro Discs
  • Stars


What uses does Holographic Lamination have?

Holographic lamination can be used for many decorative purposes. It is typically used on greetings cards, postcards, brochures, labels, DVD covers, book covers and cartons.

What are the benefits of using Holographic Lamination?

Holographic Lamination can be used to add something special to your design. When laminated over dark coloured print, the pattern can really pop. Placing over a range of printed colours offers different intensities of the pattern. Gloss varnishing has the effect of ‘switching off’ the holographic pattern, increasing the design possibilities.

As with other types of laminate, holographic lamination also offers print protection and is water and grease resistant.

Why should you laminate?

Laminating printed media can prevent them from becoming creased, faded, water damaged, wrinkled, stained, smudged, or marked by grease or fingerprints. There is a wide variety of laminates available, from gloss and matt OPP to soft-touch lamination (that gives a silky smooth touch).

 What is holographic laminate?

Laminates can also be used to add a holographic pattern effect. There is a range of Holographic patterns available, from Rainbow to Stars, each provides a different effect, whilst still protecting the print. 

 Where is holographic lamination used?
 Holographic lamination is often used for Theatre/Musical brochures to add a high-end ‘glitzy’ look to the print but can be used for any printed media that requires a holographic design.


How to Prepare Your Artwork for Special Print Finishes:

Printers should always supply a marked up sheet with the order to show the trimmed size, grip and sidelay edges. As a general rule, allow an extra 10mm in each edge, over and above the final trimmed size.

Maximum/Minimum Sizes:

Max size: Maximum film width 950mm

Min size: 210mm x 297mm

Minimum Substrate weight: 115gsm

Maximum Caliper: 800 micron

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