IQ Structures Launches Holographic Gramophone Records
Another milestone in expanding holograms into new areas of everyday life.
By: IQ Structures
The technology is ready for mass production. A pilot project was realised together with GZ Media, the largest producer of vinyl records in the world.
The hologram is replicated directly into the vinyl (ethenyl in chemical terminology)
IQ Structures´ technology is an excellent example of adding holograms to nontraditional materials. There are still hundreds of items, where adding holograms can be useful, either as anti-counterfeiting protection or for decorative purposes. It is very likely that holography will expand into many new areas, including food and other items of everyday use in the following years.
"Holographic stickers are sometimes sufficient, but embossing a hologram directly into the protected item is more elegant and provides a stronger anti-counterfeit protection. However, a range of technological issues must be solved for each application. I am delighted to state that we have moved the borders of possibility and demonstrated that holograms are also working on non-traditional materials," said Roman Houha, the head of the project team in IQ Structures.
Attempts to add holograms on gramophone records have been already made, but they focused just on space without sound usually used for a central picture disc. IQ Structures´ technology allows the hologram to be embossed into the grooves carrying the sound recording.
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