Holographic Overlays are a Physical Layer
Permanently Fixed Over the Face of Your ID Cards
This extra layer not only increases security, but makes the card more durable.
Since holographic overlays are a physical layer, they increase card durability by making IDs more resistant to scratches and everyday wear. Cards with overlays typically need to be replaced less often, making them more economical than you might think.
Forgers cannot simply “print” the overlay design on a false card.
This physical layer is holographic, responding to changes in light. There is no way to replicate this through standard card printing—making it nearly impossible to counterfeit.
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Free sample ID card with overlay form
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free sample card with holographic overlay.
Videos don’t do the holographs justice—we recommend you see and feel one for yourself. Tilt the card and see how it reacts to light. This will also give you an idea as to how the overlays look over other images.
All cards are designed for free, ordered online, and shipped same day.
How do Holograms work?
Holograms are very difficult to replicate. This is because they are created using very expensive, technologically advanced equipment using a master hologram.
The master hologram is not, in fact, a photo. Rather, it is a light-field recording. This is why, as you turn the hologram, different parts appear and disappear; or there is the sense of a 3D image. This light field recording registers light from different angles, allowing perspective to change on a 2-dimentional surface.
For ID cards, these holographs are embedded into laminate sheets which are fixed to the surface of your ID cards. And, since the holographs aren’t actually photos, such sheets cannot be created with any conventional printer.
Can I just buy overlays to put over our IDs?
There are quite a few adhesive-backed ID card overlays available to the public. However, if you are able to purchase them, so is any forger.
It is always safer to outsource this procedure—ensuring that your overlay is only available through a reputable organization, who confirms customer identification.
We only make our police overlays available to confirmed departments—similarly for the fire department and hospital overlays.