Applying a holographic overlay on the card in the form of a protective layer is a good lamination solution to improve the security of your ID card while making your card look brighter and shiny.

Suzhou Image Laser’s laminating system is used for re-transfer printing and card laminating to protect high-quality security cards. And the texts and images of id hologram overlay can be customized, so that the appearance of the hologram itself will be exclusive to your company.

holographic overlay with multiple security features
holographic overlay with multiple security features

In general, custom image design is ideal for personal identification cards that meet the needs of large companies, administrations, and governments.

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Four types of hologram overlays for standard ID card size

Currently, Suzhou Image laser offers Four types of hologram overlays for standard ID card size.

1) Patch Hologram

A 16-micron hologram patch film laminated to the card. The film is approx 1mm smaller than the card cat on each side. Scratch-resistant is better. Mostly used for national ID cards, driving licenses. Need a special lamination machine.

2) Embedded Laminate Overlay

A 50-micron holographic laminate overlay is embedded into different card substrates by using huge type lamination equipment. And then do personalized printing to protect the security of cards. Scratch-resistant is great, but only a partial security pattern.

embed holographic overlay into PVC ID Cards
embed holographic overlay into PVC ID Cards
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3) Heat Transfer Hologram overlay

A 2-3 micron hologram layer transferred card. hologram overlay size is the same as card size. Scratch resistance is not as good as Patch. Need a special lamination machine.

4) Adhesive hologram overlay

It’s like a sticker that can be paste into the card manually. The hologram film size is 1mm smaller than the card on each side.

The difference of these four types of transparent hologram overlays

The use methods and application effects of these four types of transparent hologram overlays are different. The following table will help you clearly understand which one is better for you, or you tell us what effect you want to realize and ready to how to use it. I will recommend a suitable one for you.

Types of hologram overlaysMaterialFeaturesUse methodsApplication
Patch filmPETHigh scratch resistance
Film can’t cover the card edge completely
PVC Card LaminatorForeign driving licenses
Embedded typePVC/PETGHigh scratch resistance
Edge to edge lamination
Partial security pattern
Bulk production lamination equipmentID Card, Bank Card and welfare security cards
Heat transferPETWeak scratch resistance
Edge to edge transfer
No base film
Special card laminatorBook type passports
Self adhesivePETHigh scratch resistance
Film can’t cover the card edge completely
ManuallyWorker ID cards and personal cards

We promise to ensure that your ID card has all the security and aesthetic features you need by integrating the hologram into your ID card. To learn more about the best hologram lamination solutions, contact us!

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