The holographic trend is here to stay! Holographic vinyl can be used in a myriad of ways. You can find heat transfer vinyl, iron on holographic vinyl, or opt for shiny holographic stickers.
The holographic vinyl we use to print your holographic stickers lasts up to an entire year outdoors where they are exposed to water, sunlight and scratching. This makes them a great option for outdoor uses of all kinds. Read on if you want to find out more about our high-quality holographic sticker vinyl.
What is holographic vinyl?
Holographic vinyl is the film we print onto to create your stickers. This is also often referred to as media.
When you order your custom stickers, you can choose between different premium quality material options, including holographic. Our holographic material comes with a stunning rainbow-like effect that can best be seen when it reflects the light. This is why holographic materials are often referred to as iridescent vinyl.
You can use this effect to create stunning designs. When colors are printed on top of the material, it creates holographic colors that appear metallic and make your artwork stand out even more.
How holographic vinyl is made
Holographic vinyl starts out as a metallized polyester film. That is a very thin layer of metal applied to a thin polyester film. This metallic film is then passed through rollers with a textured surface, which is known as embossing.
The embossing is so fine that it cannot be felt. It is only about 10 microns thin. That is 1/5 of a human hair. The light diffracts on the metallized vinyl's surface, creating an iridescent effect as a result of the modification.
Using this method, plenty of different patterns can be created, each resulting in a different effect, such as; holographic (rainbow chrome) stickers and glitter stickers. Find out more about what is the difference between holographic and glitter stickers here.
Is holographic vinyl waterproof?
It is. Our holographic material has a vinyl base, which makes it tear-proof and water resistant. We also laminate your holographic vinyl stickers to protect your design from the elements and scratches.
The added laminate is what gives your stickers a glossy or matte finish. Our standard laminate is glossy as it highlights the shiny effects of our holographic range. If you are after a matte finish, please feel free to contact us.
Is holographic vinyl permanent?
Yes. Our holographic vinyl not only has a solid base, but it also comes with a permanent pressure-sensitive adhesive.
This means that you can apply your holographic stickers and labels to almost any surface without any trouble. For the perfect application, be sure to clean your surface with rubbing alcohol and remove dust particles.
These could get caught underneath the vinyl film and create air bubbles when applying your stickers. If you want to learn more about how to apply stickers like a pro, this article is just right for you.
You can find out more about holographic stickers here: What is a permanent holographic sticker?
How to use holographic vinyls
Holographic permanent vinyl is perfect for creating easily removable decals, stickers and labels. Due to the medium-strength adhesive vinyl, your stickers will stick to most surfaces but can be removed without causing any damage.
You can use holographic vinyl to create unique product labels, stickers for your bicycle or even mug stickers that can go in the dishwasher. You can also brand products that will be exposed to water, like shampoo bottles or products made for outdoor use.
Is holographic vinyl good for car decals?
Absolutely. Our holographic vinyl is made to be used outdoors. Turn them into a car vinyl decal or stickers for car windows.
These sticky beauties will keep their shine for up to one year outdoors.
If you are looking to make your own holographic vinyl stickers, have a look at a cricut machine. You can find hundreds of tutorials and even more equipment online.
However, if that sounds like too much of a hassle, we are here to help! As a sticker manufacturer, we have high-quality vinyl stickers you can customize and even ways you can create your own design.
Do you want to learn more about all things holographic? Then these articles are perfect for you:
- Can I get holographic sticker samples?
- Can you print full color on holographic stickers?
- How are holographic stickers made?
- How much do holographic stickers cost?
- How thick are holographic stickers?
- What adhesive do holographic stickers use?
- What are holographic stickers called?
- What is a holographic sticker?
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