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SFL join the IHMA

International Hologram Manufacturers Association

We are delighted to announce our membership of the IHMA (International Hologram Manufacturers Association).

IHMAThe mission of the IHMA is to advance the understanding, use and development of holograms and holographic technology, particularly in the authentication of products and documents, decoration and illustration, displays and display systems, energy and environmental improvements.

Security Foiling have admired to the work of the IHMA for many years. The IHMA has encouraged 'best practice' and protection of the brand owner which we wholeheartedly support.

holoThe Hologram Image Register

Established in 1993, this is one of the first projects undertaken by the IHMA, and has been referred to as the Association’s ‘Crown Jewels’, as it is the only global register of any security or authentication product.

For its 21 years it has enabled IHMA members to register their hologram images, so that other producers or intermediaries can check against the Register that they are not reproducing an existing hologram when they make a new design.

The HIR is also available to law enforcement agencies to check for the provenance of a design when they need information on a suspect hologram. The HIR has helped to prevent numerous attempts to source copy holograms, and has also helped to confirm that a suspect hologram was, indeed, a fake, which in turn has led to arrests and prosecution of the counterfeiters.

Security Document World - 26-27 June 2018

sdw 2018

If you are planning to visit us at SDW and take advantage of the following benefits. Please register using this link:

  • Fast-track registration
  • Lunch voucher (worth GBP13) from the on-site catering facilities
  • Access to the VIP and Exhibitor lounge where you can relax and enjoy complimentary refreshments
  • Upgraded laptop style visitor bag
  • Preferential rates of £899+VAT to attend ther full three-day conference - visit the conference booking page, select the Association Member Rate/VIP rate and enter the code VIP2018 when prompted

Please mention Security Foiling in your registration. We look forward to seeing you there.

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