Embossed Holograms Originators

Blue Phoenix Series

A 6″x6″photoresist matrix containing master-original embossed holograms and printed in several hours? Embossed holograms with deep 3D imagery, achromatic holograms with advanced security features? You really need our Originator.

Only our Originator can quickly and easily produce deep 3D holographic images and combine these images with state-of-the-art optical security features. Only our originator produces achromatic holograms viewable equally well in front or back illumination. Really quick optical recombination has now finally become possible. We have put more than 15 years of our R&D in direct-write and image-matrix holographic techniques into these originators, not to mention our expertise in pulsed lasers for holography.

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Geola’s Originators print master-original holograms for embossed holography applications – for the manufacture of either high security holograms or decorative holograms for brand protection.

Geola’s uniquely designed pulsed laser technology drives most of our Originator. Holograms can be printed simultaneously on a standard originating area, thus obviating further mechanical hologram recombination.

The state-of-the-art Originator Series currently consists of three machines types:

  • IMP-6 – Image-Matrix Printer – the working principle of this Originator is similar to Kinemax or Firefly, but the machine itself is easier to operate, is cost-effective and (we are sure) produces better holograms. This originator employs either a CW or a pulsed laser. The pulsed laser option allows the printing of large format master-originals much quicker than with any other originator.
  • DIWO-6 – Direct Write Originator – the working principle is similar to that of our printers for poster-sized holograms. This originator uses a pulsed laser to rapidly record deep holographic 3D images, with an image depth of up to 75% of the hologram width, onto a photoresist plate.
  • IMP-6-DW – this machine combines IMP and DIWO writing heads allowing the origination of master-holograms containing deep 3D holographic images and all modern optical security features.

Standard origination area for holograms is 150x150mm (6″x6″) and can be enlarged on demand. Positive photoresist plates are required for printing. Geola can supply positive photoresist plates 200x250mm or 200x300mm.

For model specific Originator details please look at the corresponding tab.

imp-openIMP-6 – Image-Matrix Printer

The Blue Phoenix IMP-6 Originator allows the origination of all commonly used types of security holograms and diffractive optical elements. The equipment has three operating modes – holographic, lithographic and combined mode with fully programmable switching between these modes during hologram origination.

The originating area of standard holograms is 150x150mm (6″x6″) and can be enlarged on demand. If IMP-6 is equipped with a pulsed laser, this area can be filled with identical or different holograms in only several hours, thus making mechanical recombination unnecessary.

Positive photoresist plates are used as the printing medium. Origination is accomplished by the exposition of a desired photoresist area, filling it with holographic micro-frames, each of which contains elementary holograms and subsequently developing the obtained diffractive structure in an etching solution.

Features

Unique features Direct image projection on photoresist with resolution of up to 26,000dpi.
Use of custom bitmap images (up to 10 per hologram) for filling holographic or lithographic pixels. This option allows the realization of direct image projection at a resolution of 210,000dpi and allows the recording of various custom nanostructures, e.g, nanotext with letter height  ~5um and other nanostructures.
Graphical and security effects Lithographic effects
Diffractive microtext up to 20microns
Nanotext down to 5microns
Microimages
Nanoimages
Pearl effect
Letter lens
Lenses
Hidden images (CLR) static and animated
Holographic Diffractive elements Color motion and kinetic motion
True color 2D, True colour 2D/3D
True color stereograms with 2-49 parallax views
Multi-channel color holograms with 2-49 channels
Multilayer 2D/3D with unlimited number of layers, depth modulation
Embossed type holograms Any custom nanostructures – up to 10 in one elementary hologram (diffuse white area, 2D grating, axicon, Fresnel micro lenses and etc.).
Any images composed of common diffraction gratings (700 – 1400 lines/mm, orientation 0-180 degrees; color, angle, brightness and emboss modulation).
Any images composed of 2D diffraction gratings (700 – 1400 lines/mm, orientation 0-90 degrees; color, angle and brightness modulation).
Lithographic Diffractive elements Fresnel lens effect of any shape and image. 3 modes: lens mode, gradient mode, surface mode. In gradient mode, additional angle and frequency modulation features are available. Round and elliptical lens generation of various sizes and types.
Any images composed of Blazed grating (with asymmetric saw tooth grating profile). Gratings frequency range 1-500line/mm, orientation 0-360 degrees, angle and frequency modulation.
Any images composed of symmetric grating. Gratings frequency range 1-500line/mm, orientation 0-180 degrees, angle and frequency modulation.
Any images composed of 2D grating. Gratings frequency range 1-500 line/mm, orientation 0-90 degrees, angle and frequency modulation

HARDWARE
image-matrix-11Resolution

  • Holographic micro-frame size – 225x126micrometers
  • Size of the Elementary hologram in micro-frame – from 1x1micrometers
  • Elementary holograms density – up to 26,000 elementary holographic pixels per inch)
  • Graphic resolution up to 210,000dpi

Originating area
155x155mm
(Bigger areas available on request)

Modulator type
LCOS 1920x1080pixels

Laser
High performance 405nm laser or Geola’s BlueBird series pulsed laser

Focussing
With CCD camera

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Included programs

  • Layers creation programs (effects generation and calculation programs)
  • Visualizer
  • Hologram recording program.

The hologram is built by a combination of layers containing different visual effects. The number of layers is not limited. It is possible to have any combination of holographic and lithographic layers in the design of one hologram. Final and (any) intermediate results can be visualized by our software and verified during design work. The software for hologram layer creation is not interfaced with the software for hologram recording and can be installed on any number of computers for designers’ convenience.

In the case of availability of new Originator software, all upgrades will be free of charge for one year after installation.

In the case of new Originator’s software availability, all upgrades will be free of charge for one year after the installation.

OPERATION

Originating modes Holographic mode
Lithographic mode
Combined Holographic-Lithographic mode
Switch between holographic and lithographic operation modes is performed on the fly automatically in 0.5sec. with absolute positioning accuracy.
Originating speed ~ 1 sq.cm per 30 minutes with CW laser
~ 1 sq.cm per 7 minutes with pulsed 30Hz laser
~ 1 sq.cm per 3 minutes with pulsed 60Hz laser
Grating pitch Holographic mode: variable 700–1400lines/mm
Lithographic mode: variable 1–500lines/mm
Number of colors Rainbow colors:  430-680nm range with 1nm resolution
Mixed colors:  holographic white and magenta
Number of direction Holographic mode: 0-180degrees
Lithographic mode: 0-360degrees
With 1 degree design resolution and 0.1degree recording resolution
Focussing modes Whole area focusing
Local focusing
Autofocusing

 

ENVIRONMENT

Originator’s operating room size – not less than 2x2x2meters

Operating voltage – 230V

Power consumption < 100 W

Operating temperature – 21±2 degrees Celsius

Operating humidity – 50±10%

Exposed plates processing room – not less than 1×1.5×2 meters, with fume extraction.


imp-6-dw-leftIMP-6-DW – Image-Matrix Direct Write Printer

The Blue Phoenix IMP-6-DW can originate master-holograms containing deep holographic 3D images and all modern optical security features. The equipment has four operating modes – real 3D, holographic, lithographic and combined holo/litho mode with fully programmable switching between these modes during hologram origination.

The originating area for standard holograms is 150x150mm (6″x6″) and can be enlarged on demand. Since the IMP-6-DW is equipped with a pulsed laser, this area can be filled with identical or different holograms in just several hours, thus making mechanical recombination unnecessary.

The equipment produces master-original holograms on positive type photoresist plates. Origination is done by exposing a desired photoresist area, covering it with holographic micro-frames each of which contains elementary holograms and subsequently developing the obtained diffractive structure in an etching solution.

Features

Unique features Direct Write of true colour transmission holograms with pulsed laser
Pulsed laser makes this Originator the quickest on the market
Direct image projection on photoresist with resolution of up to 26,000 dpi.
Use of custom bitmap images (up to 10 in hologram) for filling holographic micro-frame. This option allows realizing direct image projection at resolution of 210,000dpi and allows  to record various custom nanostructures, e.g, nanotext with letters height of ~5um and other nanostructures.
Originated hologram of 3D object contains from 200 to 800 its perspective views
Graphical and security effects True holographic 3D images
Lithographic effects
Diffractive microtext up to 20 microns
Nanotext down to 5 microns
Microimages
Nanoimages
Pearl effect
Letter lens
Lenses
Hidden images (CLR) static and animated
Holographic Diffractive elements Color motion and kinetic motion
True color 2D, True colour 2D/3D
True color stereograms with 200-800 parallax views
Multi-channel color holograms with 2-800 channels
Multilayer 2D/3D with unlimited number of layers, depth modulation
Embossed type holograms Any custom nanostructures – up to 10 in one elementary hologram (diffuse white area, 2D grating, axicon, Fresnel micro lenses and etc.).
Any images composed of common diffraction gratings (700 – 1400 lines/mm, orientation 0-180 degrees; color, angle, brightness and emboss modulation).
Any images composed of 2D diffraction gratings (700 – 1400 lines/mm, orientation 0-90 degrees; color, angle and brightness modulation).
Lithographic Diffractive elements Fresnel lens effect of any shape and image. 3 modes: lens mode, gradient mode, surface mode. In gradient mode, additional angle and frequency modulation features are available. Round and elliptical lens generation of various sizes and types.
Any images composed of Blazed grating (with asymmetric saw tooth grating profile). Gratings frequency range 1-500 line/mm, orientation 0-360 degrees, angle and frequency modulation.
Any images composed of symmetric grating. Gratings frequency range 1-500 line/mm, orientation 0-180 degrees, angle and frequency modulation.
Any images composed of 2D grating. Gratings frequency range 1-500 line/mm, orientation 0-90 degrees, angle and frequency modulation

 

HARDWARE

Resolution for Image-Matrix exposure
• Holographic micro-frame size for Direct Write exposure – 225x126micrometers
• Size of the Elementary hologram in micro-frame – from 1x1micrometers
• Elementary holograms density – up to 26,000 elementary holographic pixels per inch)
• Graphic resolution up to 210,000dpi

Resolution for Direct Write exposure
• Holographic micro-frame size – 100x100micrometers

Originating area
152x152mm (6″x6″), bigger areas available on request

Originating speed
~ 1 sq. cm per 7 minutes with pulsed 30Hz laser
~ 1 sq. cm per 3 minutes with pulsed 60Hz laser

Modulator type
LCOS

Laser
Geola’s BlueBird series pulsed laser

Focussing
With CCD camera, autofocusing per four defining points

SOFTWARE
Included programs
• Holoprocessor
• Visualizer
• Hologram recording program

Other holographic effects are built by combining layers containing different visual effects. Number of layers is not limited. Any combination of all holographic and lithographic layers into one hologram design is possible.

The program to prepare images for whole hologram is independent from hologram recording program and can be installed on any number of computers for designers convenience. Hologram visualizing program creates hologram preview from series of parallax-related images and also can be installed on all designers computers.

OPERATION

Originating modes Real deep 3D hologram
Holographic mode
Lithographic mode
Combined Holographic-Lithographic mode
Switch between holographic and lithographic operation modes is performed on the fly automatically in 0.5sec with absolute positioning accuracy.
Grating pitch Holographic mode: variable 700 – 1400 lines/mm
Lithographic mode: variable 1 – 500 lines/mm
Number of colors Rainbow colors:  430-680 nm range with 1nm resolution
Mixed colors:  holographic white and magenta
Number of direction Holographic mode: 0-180 degrees
Lithographic mode: 0-360 degrees
with 1 degree design resolution and 0.1 degree recording resolution

 

ENVIRONMENT
Originator’s operating room size – not less than 3x2x2meters
Operating voltage – 230V
Power consumption < 500 W
Operating temperature – 21±2 degrees Celsius
Operating humidity – 50±10%
Exposed plates processing room – not less than 1×1.5×2 meters, with fume extraction.


DIWO-6-no-legsDIWO-6 – Direct Write Originator

The Blue Phoenix DIWO-6 Printer quickly and easily imprints deep 3D holographic images of live or virtual objects onto a photoresist surface. It is the only originator on the market to employ a pulsed laser for photoresist exposure. As a result, it is the quickest originator ever.

From all the commonly used security features this Originator produces only hidden images, but necessary optical security features can be overprinted by an IMP-6 or any other originator on top of the undeveloped photoresist plate exposed by the DIWO-6.

The machine produces master-original holograms on positive type photoresist plates. Origination is done by exposing a desired photoresist area, covering it with holographic micro-frames each of which contains elementary holograms and subsequently developing the obtained diffractive structure in an etching solution.

Features

Unique features Direct Write of true colour deep 3D transmission holograms with pulsed laser
Direct Write of achromatic deep 3D holograms viewable in front and back illumination with pulsed laser
Holographic frames are the smallest on the market – only 100x100micrometers
Pulsed laser makes this Originator the quickest on the market
Originated hologram of 3D object contains from 200 to 800 its perspective views
Graphical and security effects True holographic 3D images
Minimal imprinted text size – 0.7mm
Hidden images (CLR) static and animated
Holographic Diffractive elements Color motion and kinetic motion
True color 2D, True colour 2D/3D
True color stereograms with 200-800 parallax views
Multilayer 2D/3D with unlimited number of layers

 

HARDWARE
Resolution
• Holographic micro-frame size – 100x100micrometers
• Each holographic micro-frame contains 200-800 2D image pixels

Originating area
152x152mm (6″x6″)
(Bigger areas available on request)

Originating speed
~ 1 sq.cm per 7 minutes with pulsed 30Hz laser
~ 1 sq.cm per 3 minutes with pulsed 60Hz laser

Modulator type
LCOS

Laser
Geola’s BlueBird series pulsed laser, 440nm, repetition rate – from 60Hz to 120Hz

Focussing
With CCD camera, autofocusing per four defining points

SOFTWARE
Included programs
• Holoprocessor
• Visualizer
• Hologram recording program
Information for digital 3D hologram is obtained from digital pictures pixels. Our software from series parallax-relates images takes pixels with same coordinates and combines from them holographic micro-frames called also holopixels or hogels. Each of such micro-frames contains 200-800 2D pixels replaying into 200-800 viewing angles. The program to create holopixel images for whole hologram is independent from hologram recording program and can be installed on any number of computers for designers convenience. Hologram visualizing program creates hologram preview from series of parallax-related images and also can be installed on all designers computers.

ENVIRONMENT
Originator’s operating room size – not less than 3x2x2meters
Operating voltage – 230V
Power consumption < 500 W
Operating temperature – 21±2 degrees Celsius
Operating humidity – 50±10%
Exposed plates processing room – not less than 1×1.5×2 meters, with fume extraction.

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Photographs of some effects produced with our Originators

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