Have you seen a Certificate of Authenticity on the web or do you have one in your hand, is it really authentic? Take a look at this £10 note from the Bank of England. The Crown is a hologram with all image and reproduction rights belonging to the Bank of England, it’s impressive, secure and authentic. This is the level of detail you should be looking for in the holographic stamp within the certificate of authenticity.
The bank of England started way back on 27 July 1694, its purpose was to fund the war against France. Time marches on but it’s still here today to serve the British people by maintaining monetary and financial stability. In 1725 the first partially printed bank notes appeared, in 1870, the Chief Cashier started to sign them and in 2016 the first polymer bank notes were produced featuring the hologram we see above. This brings us up to date and further explains what we mean by “authentic”.
Down to business – holograms are layers of artwork that can start very simply as black and white artwork, in fact that is the best way to plan your authentic stamp. After hours in the studio and more hours on a hologram printing press we come up with an authentic custom hologram. A further process produces a roll of hot foil with a wallpaper effect which we use to stamp the hologram into various paper types.
We are a UK printers producing 100% bespoke certificates with your own hologram stamp, these are not stickers. We hot foil the hologram directly onto the certificate.