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What is a holographic sticker?

Holographic stickers are vinyl stickers that have a rainbow-like, holographic effect.They belong to the so-called effect stickers. These have all the advantages of vinyl stickers, yet their rainbow effect gives them some extra pizazz. This makes a holographic sticker perfect if you are looking for that extra touch of luxury.

Want to find out more about what holographic stickers are, how to use them and what to look out for? Then read on.

What is a holographic sticker called?

When you are looking for holographic stickers, you will come across a whole host of terms: iridescent stickers, holograms, holographic stickers, and metallic stickers.

Yet all of them refer to the same: stickers with an eye-catching rainbow effect. This effect becomes most apparent when your stickers catch the light. You can see different examples of them below.

Be careful: Do not mistake holographic stickers for glitter stickers. These are a whole different kind of sparkle.

Die cut holographic sticker with pizza astronaut design hand held

How are holographic stickers made?

Holographic stickers are made from scratch as you order them. They are then printed, laminated and cut within four working days.

We use the latest digital printing technology to create stunning colours on the printed rainbow material and can create any shape you can think of: from traditional shapes like square and round to custom shapes like die cuts and kiss cuts.

To find out more detail about how holographic stickers and labels are made, read our blog post here.

Are holographic stickers waterproof?

Yes, they are. Our holographic stickers are printed onto waterproof vinyl and laminated to resist water, scratches, oil and fading from sunlight.

That means you can use these shiny stickers to brand products that will be used outdoors or in the shower without having to worry about their durability.

Holographic stickers can be used in such conditions for up to one year without losing the sparkle. 

How much do holographic stickers cost?

The cost will vary depending on the size you choose for your stickers. The number of colours you'd like to include, the shape and the number of designs you want to print are irrelevant to the price. We calculate your pricing deepening on the material used.

Let's look at an example. Here is a breakdown of the pricing for 5x5cm holographic stickers:

25 = £36 (£1.44 each)

50 = £44 (88p each)

100 = £56 (56p each)

500 = £117 (23.4p each)

1000 = £197 (19.7p each)

How to use holographic stickers

Holographic stickers can be used to elevate the perception of your business, add some visual interest to your logo sticker, engage your community or simply have fun.

Our favourite way to use them is as part of high-end, luxurious product packaging. Their thickness and metallic look can improve the look of any product packaging - without breaking the bank.

Just have a look at the picture below. A simple cardboard box suddenly becomes an absolute eye-catcher. All thanks to a simple holographic sticker. Check out a more in-depth explanation of what holographic stickers are used for in this article.

Rounded corner holographic sticker with victoria west logo applied to cardboard soap boxes

Can I have holographic sticker sheets?

Absolutely. Our custom labels are available in different materials, including holographic vinyl.

You can simply browse our custom labels or have a look at our sticker sheets here.

We recommend using sticker sheets over individually cut stickers when you are looking to brand your product in-house. Through the added border, these labels are much quicker to peel, which can save you valuable time.


And now you are a holographic stickers expert. Are they the right choice for you? Then get your order in today.

If you want to learn more, make sure to visit our blog, we cover plenty of topics all about sticker printing there.

You can also start off small with a custom holographic sample for only £9. You will get 10 holographic stickers that have your design printed on, perfect for testing them out. If you have any questions, you can ask our experts anytime.