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Holography News back issues
What's in a Name?
April 1, 2013... In this issue of Holography News[R] we are introducing an occasional column which will round up recent examples of the mis-use of 'holographic' and related words. Regular readers will know we regret the dilution of the meaning of the word hologram by its use to describe non-holographic 3D (or...
Holograms on Tax Stamps: An Opportunity - or Will Threats Prevail?
April 1, 2013... Tax stamps (the seal, label or stamp on an item--mainly tobacco and alcoholic products--that confirms that the excise duty or tax has been paid) and banknotes are the two largest security document markets by volume--both currently using around 150 billion units a year--and hologram companies...
Security Holograms Bounce Back (Although They Never Went Away!)
April 1, 2013... In the late 1980s embossed holograms were just beginning to make an impact as security devices, in security printing through the development of heat transfer foil technology and in labels through the use of both heat transfer foil and embossed polyester film. Counterfeiting of both documents...
Real-Time 'Thin Air' Display from Holoxica
April 1, 2013... Holoxica, the Scottish company which is developing holographic displays, has caused a stir recently with an HOE-based 3D real-time display system which has been featured on British TV's The Gadget Show and subsequently at The Gadget Show Live public exhibition. The system cleverly uses the...
K Laser Returns to Profit
April 1, 2013... K Laser is the hologram industry's largest company with 880 employees, 10 manufacturing sites, 15 sales offices around the world and an advanced R&D centre in the USA. The company was started in Taiwan in 1988 by two brothers, Alex and Daniel Kuo, to manufacture holographic security labels....