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The Holography Times, Vol 3, Issue 6

The Holography Times, Vol 3, Issue 6

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Special Report
The Holography Times
Endeavour to safe guard products & people
April 2009 | Vol. III | Issue VI
Counterfeit Deterrence:
Currency design in India & abroad
ALSO• Zebra Saves Time, Money And Lives with Hologram • Hologram Warranty Sealfor Cuban Cigars • Reconnaissance Acquires Cross Conferences’ • HolographicTechnologies for solar Generation • Industry Updates and more…
The Holography Times is a quarterly newsletter published by HoMAI.
The Holography Times
A warm welcome to all our readers!With new hopes and resolutions we step into the New financial Year. Every financial yearcomes with new challenges, new opportunities and new ideas. It is critical to reassessone’s goals, objectives and strategies in order to keep pace with the changing nature ofthe world and look your best. HoMAI is no exception.Holography is amongst one of the few industries which has tremendous opportunities, butis also subject to rapid advancement and innovation- where there is always something newhappening worldwide. Thus, there is a continuous need for up gradation of technology,customer education & security features. As a hologram manufacturer, there is always achallenge to stay a step ahead of counterfeiters.We, the team of Holography Times, have set down certain agenda to ensure remarkableachievement and progress of this industry. It has been our constant endeavour to bringa sharper focus to the requirements of our readers, to talk to all users, model their useof information in the newsletter, and design an appropriate format. We understand thatholography is not just restricted to security business. For a wider perspective we will tryto cover areas like, Medical Holography, applications of holography, Promotional, printingetc. For this change to translate into success, we would like your feedback on whatshould be included in our newsletter, as well as issues and questions that should be raised,to make it a real medium of communication. In addition to regular features, we will besending you feedback questionnaires for your comments.This quarterly issue of Holography times has a very important offering on currencycounterfeiting for our readers in the form of a special report titled “Counterfeit Deterrence-Currency Design in India & Abroad”. A must-read for all members! This topic has beenincluded again in this edition, since the menace of fake currency is serious and real.Seizures of large quantities of bank notes reported in the press suggest that there is adramatic increase in the scale of counterfeit in India. In this article we study counterfeitmoney, its threat to society, explore the characteristic of an ideal currency & compareand contrast design features in bank notes issued by monetary authorities of variouscountries, to deter counterfeiting.This issue also includes latest holography happenings,Technology read on use of innovative holographic technologies for solar energy generation,Industry news & updates among many others.With your support we will be back with more insightful and informative articles!Happy reading!Team HoMAI!
In this Issue
News Bytes 3-5Corporate News 6Company Profile 7Holographic SolarA scientific & novel approachin solar energy generation 13Event & Conference 14Counterfeit Deterrence:Currency Design in India & Abroad
Holoflexgrowth withinnovation
New financial year!New challenges!
The Holography Times
News Bytes
Zebra saves time, money & lives with hologram
ebra Imaging, an Austin firm,has figured out a high speedprint process that reproduces anyform of 3-D computer data, as animage that can be viewed from anyangle, without distortion. Also, ithas created a printing method thatgenerates images on flat film thatappear to be three dimensional,without using special glasses. Thecompany, founded in 1996, initiallydeveloped the technology so theautomobile industry could eliminatethe step of building clay models.At present, Zebra Imaging’s largestcustomer is the U.S. Army, which usesthe technology for geospatial maps,since it gives a better idea of heightsand distances than conventionalmaps. Here, holographic technologiesfor military applications find its usein data visualization and table topholographic displays of net-centricbattle space in the form of maps.However, now, Zebra’s new printingmachine has opened up the hologrammarket to many more manufacturersand designers that need to see whattheir computer-drawn products reallylook like.
The company is looking to expand its targetmarket from military to architecture due toseveral factors providing an opportunity.
In addition to improvements in laserimaging technology; architecturaldrawings are now initially producedwith 3-D, computer-aided designsoftware. The shift is enabling ZebraImaging to directly produce theholograms from natively produced 3-D drawings, and skip to convert CADdrawings to 3-D images. The 13-year-old company plans to tap architectsas potential new customers. Zebra’s innovation lies is makinglarge holograms that are accurate fromany angle- the approach is intended toreplace conventional model building.
A holographic model of a buildingby Zebra Imaging Inc. can providea three-dimensional view for muchless money and in much less timethan physical models.
Instead of the weeks it takes to build a physicalmodel, a hologram can be producedin hours. The turnaround productiontime is fast and the model size, color,quality, and potential for animationare user-controlled parameters-givingthe architect more control. The cost of a hologram is comparable to physicalmodels produced of the same size-A single 2 sq. foot monochromaticimage panel typically costs $1,500to $2,000, while color images cost$3,000 to $4,000, whereas physicalmodels typically cost at least $6,000.They are robust, easy to handle,easy to transport and send. Updates& multiple copies can be easilyproduced & sent out to stakeholdersat a single / multiple locations.Holograms can be archived asphysical documentation. Due tothese reasons the company expectsthe technology to be a popular toolamong firms.
Source: www.zebraimaging.com
 Inside the Humvee at night 
AB Graphic launches new modules for foil hologram
B Graphic International, aworldwide supplier of labelconverting and finishing equipment,has announced a number of newdevelopments for its Digicon Series2 label converting line. These includemodules for booklet insertion, foilhologram registration and twinflatbed die embossing/foiling.Omega Digicon series 2 is a modularlabel converting line for digitallyprinted webs and offers all the usualproduction options such as 100%camera inspection, hot foil stamping,embossing, over laminating andsheeting.The new modules expand the rangeof label applications possible. Thebooklet insertion application is fittedto the Digicon on rails so that it canbe pushed out of the way when notin use. Digital servomotors ensureprecise web tension and tracking.
The hologram module was recently suppliedfor security application and is used incombination with an inkjet printing system.This particular converting line is unique inthat it has three web movements all on thesame machine; semi-rotary, intermittentand full rotary.
 The twin flat bed die embossingmodule with semi-rotary die cuttingis another innovation that also permitsfoiling. Savings are realized throughthe use of flat bed tooling which is afraction of the cost of rotary tooling.

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