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Provides additional protection and durability to the surface of your cards, whether you select a clear or one with a holographic pattern.

Custom Holographic Overlaminates

The Anatomy of a High Secure ID Card

Holographic Overlaminates

New levels of deterrence, for the new era of security.
FARGO® Visual Security Solutions add vital protection to your ID cards — and to your organization. A photo ID printed on a plain white plastic card has virtually no defense against counterfeiters. It’s all too easy, using today’s digital technology, to forge legitimate-looking IDs. FARGO Holographic Overlaminates, however, give ID cards a higher level of protection. This is because of its additional Visual Security Elements (VSEs) that are extremely difficult to forge, yet easy to authenticate.

Which Holographic Overlaminate is right for your organization?

Holographic Overlaminates Chart

Holographic Overlaminate Card

Visual Security Elements (VSEs) For Custom High Secure Holographic Overlaminates

The building blocks for a counterfeit-resistant ID card.

By adding one or more of these VSEs, personalized to your organization’s custom overlaminates, you immediately increase your protection against ID card counterfeiting and tampering.

he Globe Labs holographic imagery shown here is an example of a Custom High Secure Overlaminate. From FARGO®’s eight optional VSEs, Globe Labs chose four. Their image is also registered on the ID card. This ensures that it will appear in the same position from card to card.

The result? An ID card that is extremely difficult to forge, yet easy to verify. Globe Labs’ artwork includes sophisticated atomic imagery as well as the periodic table of the elements. Furthermore, all of this is designed to bolster its security, and enhance its reputation as an industry leader.

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Custom Morphing Images

Morphing Images consist of graduating images, which give the illusion of animation. Additionally, this effect is very time-consuming and difficult for ID card counterfeiters to duplicate. In this example image, the electrons morph on a path simulating rotation around the nucleus.

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Custom Fine Line Design (Guilloche)

When viewed at certain angles, these complex fine lines give the illusion of motion. Moreover, most desktop printers can’t effectively reproduce these lines and patterns. This is primarily because of their small size. Additionally, they can easily be verified by the naked eye with a simple turn of the card. In the example image above, the lines appear to move around the globe and have clockwise and counter-clockwise movement.

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Custom Hidden Text

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One of our most sophisticated, covert VSEs available. This invisible alphanumeric type is ideal for high-level security applications where verification of authenticity is mission-critical. This is due to the fact that it can only be seen by a laser-based reader. The the holographic artwork above repeats the word AUTHENTIC.

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Custom 2D/3D Ribbon

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Provides a complex background image, yet still requires no special lights or readers to verify. The detailed artwork is a combination of sophisticated two- and three-dimensional flowing ribbons. In this example image, the 2D/3D Ribbon interacts and integrates with the other Visual Security Elements, therefore providing full image coverage over the entire card.

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Custom Nano Text

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Here, a string of microscopic alphanumeric VSE has been strategically placed within the thin lines of an art element. This VSE is only viewable under high-powered magnification, thereby increasing its security. In addition, this inset example image contains the word “VALID.” Note that designated areas have specific typographic errors, (VALDI). Thus, the card is provided with more level of covert detail to assist in verification of authenticity.

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Custom Micro Text

Dye-sublimation, ink jet, and  laser printers cannot duplicate this microscopic type of VSE. Here, Globe Labs has strategically placed “GLOBE LABS CLASSIFIED” in a designated area within the Fine Line Design (Guilloche). This is an excellent covert feature for authenticating an ID.

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Custom Pseudo Color

An effective and attractive element that is difficult to duplicate, yet very easy to verify. Tilt the card one way, and you see metallic, holographic tones in your image. Tilt it again, however, and you see saturated true colors along with atomic numbers and other details. Above, you’ll see a card which has been angled to show the many varying bright colors of the noble gas from the periodic table as an example.

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Custom Flip Image

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This VSE provides a sophisticated level of animation that is extremely difficult to duplicate. It features left/right, top/bottom, or any combination of opposite-facing artwork. In the above example example, the small globe flips from Eastern Hemisphere to Western Hemisphere when the card is angled.