INNOVATION IN HOLOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY
Bowater Holographics has designed and built the BowaterPolyCopier™ MK1, a mass production machine for the replication of full-colour three-dimensional reflection holograms in specialised photopolymer film by Covestro (ex Bayer MaterialScience)
Key points of note for the Bowater Process are:
- Mass production is based upon contact copying of highly secure reflection master holograms of unique configuration, allowing high quality laser transfer of three-dimensional images in full colour.
- The mastering technology is an advanced stereographic system. Image data can be introduced via appropriate customised computer graphic systems or photographic input from specialised motion camera equipment. Three-dimensional models can also be used.
- The glass master cells are hermetically sealed for archival stability
- The step and repeat process for mass production includes registration index markers which is used for 150 mm web in-line die cutting of adhesive labels.