Difference between pseudo-holograms and foil holograms


There are two methods of making handmade homemade holograms.

Pseudo-holograms” on the left

On the right is a foil hologram.

In the past, pseudo-holograms were a sticker technique like the one on the left. In the past, pseudo-holograms were used to create stickers like the one on the left, where a partially colored hologram-like character was placed on top of a silver hologram.

A pseudo-hologram is like the Black Zeus on the right, where only the colors of the hologram on the left are projected onto the prism. The technique of self-made stickers was probably inspired by this.

Foil holograms are a technique developed by printing houses to express characters by layering hologram foils. This is the method used by Print-On and others.

But this time, my method is foil, not foil stamping!

The way the printing house does it is by pressing hologram foil onto a hologram sheet, but after some experimentation, I happened to find a way to make it more brilliant, so that’s how I make it.

It’s hard to explain, but it’s a method of copying a hologram using foil instead of stamping it. The drawback is that it is easily scratched, but in terms of brilliance, I think the holographic feel is closer to that of a character, since characters can also be expressed with holographic foil. (Putting aside the fact that it looks handmade.)

I think we can create interesting stickers by evolving this technology and experimenting with different combinations. I think that will be our strength.

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3D holograms are too difficult to create on your own.

The machine costs 800,000 yen. If you have it, you can make it. I used to be able to make them without a machine, but now it’s impossible because the “liquid” that is used to laser burn the film onto the film is no longer available to individuals.

3D holograms (a method of making characters move) are made using a technique called “Lippmann holograms”, in which a special liquid is applied to a film, causing light diffraction to create a three-dimensional and perspective effect.

This can also be produced by a printing company, although it is a little more expensive.

However, if you want to make them by hand, the bar is much higher.

Going through a print shop is “self-made with print shop seals”, which is technically different from “self-made with handmade”.

So a technological revolution different from that of the print shop is needed.

What I’m thinking about now is the possibility of expressing the 3D sensation of a hologram by using optical illusions. I’m thinking about it, but it would be difficult. (sweat)