Holograms with new microscopic lettering

18 01 2008

Dai Nippon Printing Co. of Tokyo, Japan will market a new hologram label that combines 3-D computer graphic images with microscopic lettering.

Branded products use hologram labels to prove their authenticity, but in recent years the technology of forgery has advanced so far that it is difficult to distinguish real hologram labels from bogus hologram labels just by looking at the 3-D CG image.

To help people identify real labels, Dai Nippon Printing will incorporate the word GENUINE in microscopic lettering into the hologram. The letters are drawn with a line width of only 50 microns and are technically difficult to print, but readily viewable using a magnifying glass.

Dai Nippon Printing will charge 5 yen apiece for orders of 2 million labels and hopes to generate revenue of 3 billion yen (US$28 million) with this business during the next three years.


1TB Holographic Storage Disk is Coming!

26 07 2007

Yes, you read that right!

1TB or One Tera Byte or 1000GB or One Thousand Giga Byte or unbelievble storage capacity on a Blu-Ray Disk!

It is possible according to the latest research as per this article.

A group of scientists working together with the Institute of Optics and Optical Technologies at the Technical University of Berlin claim to have discovered a way to store 500GB worth of data on DVD-sized discs.

And the discs may be available sooner than one imagines it can be possible. Thanks to the holographic techniques, namely – Microholography, being used to develop this beauty with monsterous capacity for data storage.

Wow… wow… wow and WOW! Can’t wait to store all of my hard disk and more on a disk that can be carried around! What about you, guys? 🙂