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1/5/2018 Member News
Hazen Paper wins IHMA Award for best applied hologram packaging product

Hazen Paper wins IHMA Award for best applied hologram packaging product

Holyoke, MA-based Hazen Paper Co. has been recognized with an “Excellence in Holography” award from the International Hologram Manufacturers Assn. (IHMA) at the group's annual conference in Barcelona, Spain.

The annual awards recognize outstanding achievement in pioneering innovative holographic products or techniques, as well as the best use of holography in commercial applications. Singled out from a record number of entries, Hazen was awarded “Best applied decorative packaging product” for its own promotional 2017 calendar and supporting brochure.

The six-panel brochure and related poster/calendar each highlight different capabilities and product characteristics, though they both feature a dramatic image of a woman dressed in a gown of gold satin, who appears radiant and three-dimensional, thanks to custom Hazen Holography. According to the IHMA, the two are “A beautiful display of holographic art with many technical features.” The brochure, which showcases more than 50 holograms to inspire design and packaging innovators, was constructed of holographic film laminated to both sides of a paperboard cover stock. The film acts as a hinge at the folds, and seals the stock, resulting in enhanced lay-flat properties and durability.

Holography on the front is registered to print as well as to the holography on the back, without re-combine lines. The poster/calendar demonstrates Hazen’s large-format holographic capability and compatibility with green objectives, digitally printed on transfer-metallized Hazen Envirofoil, an environmentally-friendly product that uses under 1% of the aluminum of traditional foil laminate, none of the film, and is recyclable as paper. Film-free Envirofoil’s ultra-thin metallized layer also delivers exceptional lay-flat results on this oversized piece.

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