Made from laminated paperboard, holographic paper is an eye-catching material used for packaging cosmetics, apparel and much more. This paperboard emulates a 3D effect, showing off different colors when looked at from different angles.

  • Moisture and puncture resistant
  • Eye-catching
  • 3D surface effect

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    Holographic Paper

    Overview


    Holographic paper is made by laminating paperboard using holographic or rainbow foil. This packaging material is unique and popular for its ability to change color combinations when viewed at different angles. Most commonly used for packaging cosmetics and apparel, holographic foils provide a fun and sophisticated flair to any type of packaging. The holographic effect can be turned down by using different ink opacities over the top of the material to create a more muted look. Alternatively, transparent inks can be used for printing to create a glistening jewel like effect that brings the holographic colors to the forefront. When printing on holographic paper using opaque inks, the CMYK color system is used to print in white before using other opaque inks overtop to maintain color vibrancy and clarity.

    Cardboard Thickness

    folding carton thickness

    Paperboard Thickness and Grammage Conversion Table

    Basestock Properties (Units)Nominal Basis Weight (GSM)Caliper (Inches)Thickness (Microns)Commonly Used For
    12pt250gsm0.012”305μBags
    14pt275gsm0.014”356μTakeout Boxes, Cups
    16pt300gsm0.016”406μHeavy duty bags, Takeout Box
    18pt350gsm0.018”456μAll box packaging
    24pt400gsm0.024”610μHeavy duty boxes
    28pt527gsm0.028”710μVery heavy duty boxes

    Process

    Process

    Holographic Pattern


    Holographic Pattern
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