What’s the difference between holographic and glitter stickers?

This blog will explain the difference between holographic and glitter stickers, and it also explains what each gets used for and how you can get the best results.

Let’s get started.

What are holographic stickers?

Holographic stickers are the same as pearlescent stickers. These names are used interchangeably.

Holographic refers to the name of the material the sticker gets printed on.

This material has an iridescent effect, giving a stunning rainbow effect to your stickers and labels.

Here are some examples:

What are glitter stickers?

Glitter stickers are very similar to holographic stickers. They have a different pattern on the material it’s being printed on. It’s more like glitter, hence the name.

Here are some examples:

What these stickers are not

An important point to mention when discussing holographic stickers is to understand that they are not security holograms.

Banks and other brands use security holograms to stop counterfeiting. Getting custom security holograms can be expensive, and minimum orders for these can be around 30,000 units.

Security holograms are tamper-proof perfect for bank notes or valuable products.

Most of the time, expensive security holograms are overkill.

A great alternative that works well is to use a holographic sticker to add a perception of added security to your product.

Do this by using a holographic sticker then printing a white ink ‘watermark’ of your logo or brand name to create a custom hologram effect, like this:

Square security hologram stickers

If you are unsure about how to create the effect, our design team can add a watermark to your sticker when ordering.