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Tags: Cigarette, FMCG, Holographic Pack, Imperial Tobacco, Lambert & Butler, Manufacturer, Packaging
Categories : Anti-counterfeiting, Anti-Piracy, Britain, Business, Counterfeit, Hologram, Holograms, Holographic, Holographics, UK, World
Imperial Tobacco has developed a special edition holographic pack of Lambert & Butler to mark the cigarette marque’s 10 years as the UK’s biggest FMCG brand.
Iain Watkins, trade communications manager at Imperial Tobacco, said: “To stay at the number one spot for ten years is no mean feat and to mark this achievement we have launched special edition holographic packs.
“It is also the first time a registered hologram has been used on a tobacco product, setting a new standard for product packaging.”
It is not clear if the move is made to discourage counterfeiting of the cigarette packs of Lambert & Butler that must be hurting the manufacturer’s business or just a publicity stunt!
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Categories : Anti-counterfeiting, Botswana, Counterfeit, Currencies, Euro, European Union, Forgery, Hologram, Holograms, World
After the fake Euros by Hologram Tam that have been a cause of worry in the European Union for long, the Bank of Botswana has issued an advisory to the general public that there are fake P100 and P50 bank notes in circulation, which are photo/scanned copies of genuine bank notes and thus, metallic features such as the hologram and windowed security thread appear as black/grey or brown patches on the surface of the counterfeits. It is noticed that counterfeiters have applied a thin film of a silver coloured substance on the hologram to give it a shiny effect like that on a genuine note.
The genuine bank notes are said to have a hologram that is silver coloured dual-image metallic patch with an image of the zebra and the number 100 on the P100 banknote hologram, which do not all appear at the same time, but switch from one to the other when the banknote is tilted and small diamonds appear in the background.
Furthermore, the images of the kingfisher and the number 50 on the P50 banknote hologram do not appear at the same time, but switch from one to the other when the banknote is tilted, with small kingfishers appearing in the background.