Photoresist Spin Coating - The manufacture of photoresist plates for holographic mastering.
Computerized Artwork Preparation - High resolution color scanner, state-of-the-art computer system with all software, and printer for previewing artwork.
Computerized High Resolution Color Separation Printing - 1200 DPI printer to output color separations on transparencies for the production of masks for holographic origination.
Mask Preparation for Holographic Mastering - High resolution camera for converting transparencies to High Resolution Plates for holographic mastering.
Computerized Dot-Matrix Holographic Printer - Patented Dotz technology for producing kinetic holographic patterns and images viewable in 360 degrees.
High Resolution Dot-Matrix Holographic Printer for Security Applications - Modified version of the Light Machine holographic printer. The security model has high resolution output and dot-shape control for added levels of security.
Holographic Mastering Laboratories - Single and multi-table laboratories for the production of achromatic, pseudo color, and true color 2D/3D and 3D holograms in photoresist.
Holographic Stereogram Generating Systems - Film type and digital LCD stereogram holographic camera system for production of full color 3D holograms and full color 3D animated holograms in photoresist.
Elecroforming Systems for Narrow Web Embossing Applications - Electroless nickeling, and two and three tank electroforming systems for nickel mastering, replicating, and shimming out to 12".
Computerized Electroforming for Wide Web Applications - State-of-the-art computerized electroforming system for the production of wide web shims.
Computerized Mechanical Recombining Systems - Computerized system for stepping out holographic images and patterns of up to 4" x 4" out to 60" or more.
Narrow Web Embossing Machines - A modified version of the double hit rotary embossing machine for the production of embossed polyester or hot-stamping foil out to 12" web width.
Wide Web Embossing Machines - A revolutionary new design for wide web embossing of polyester and hot foil out to 40", and a new soft embossing machine for wide web production on metalized paper, PVC, OPP, and hot foil out to 72".
Converting Equipment for Hot Stamping and Die Cutting - A modified Franklin press designed to cut or stamp in register with multiple web feeds.
In addition to technology and machine sales, The Dimensional Arts offers custom originations featuring the latest in innovative imaging techniques. The Dimensional Arts also works with the leading companies in the embossing industry for domestic and international production runs with web widths of up to 72 inches. Good working relationships with others in the industry provides access to patented technologies making The Dimensional Arts one of the most versatile companies in the industry.
HoloCom Inc. is currently involving itself in technology transfers and joint ventures throughout Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; though its services are available anywhere on the globe. All set-up and training takes place under the direct supervision of Ken Harris, one of the pioneers of photoresist holography, so quality and reliability are assured. HoloCom Inc. offers the highest quality equipment and training and has established stable pricing for technology transfers.
Dimensional Arts' custom photoresist formula is more sensitive to the lower frequencies of the visible spectrum, allowing shorter exposure times. Photo-resist plates made with Dimensional Arts' proprietary spinning techniques cost little more than the glass plates from which they are made!
The chart below shows the sensitivity of Dimensional Arts' custom photoresist formula by specific frequencies of light. The Helium Cadmium Laser operates at 442nm and the Argon Ion Laser operates at 458nm. Even with the increased sensitivity of Dimensional Arts' formula, the low frequency of the argon laser is outside of the spectral output range and requires super high power and long exposure times to equal the image quality of the Helium Cadmium laser.
The Dimensional Arts' Light Machine operates as a stand alone unit offering computerized push button origination capabilities that require minimal training to operate. Images created on the Light Machine cannot be duplicated by conventional holographic imaging technologies, or on a Light Machine without the proper codes. The Dimensional Arts' Light Machine is the ultimate in security printing technology combining the security of holography with the ease of push button computer control.
The Dimensional Arts Light Machine is comprised of an optical bridge which processes the beam from a Liconix 15 mW HeCd Laser, mounted on a Newport Isolation Workstation; and high precision stages driven by a digital interface all controlled by an IBM PS/1 computer system. Images for the machine can be scanned into the computer on the UMAX High Resolution Color Scanner, included, or they can be created in Adobe Photoshop. The image file can also be used to create masks for mixing the dot matrix images and patterns with conventional 2D, 2D/3D, 3D, Stereogram holograms, and white or controlled grating registration marks and lines. Custom software, created by The Dimensional Arts converts the image and allows the image to be previewed on the screen before it prints it out on the Light Machine
. Images created on the Light Machine are unique in that they can be viewed under any lighting condition, and are kinetic. Kinetic holograms provide movement over the surface of the image as the viewing angle changes, providing bursts of color and normal or reversed parallax. The basic model Light Machine has a maximum resolution of over 200 DPI and operates at over 4 dots per second. It is 36" x 36" x 48" high, is not vibration sensitive under normal circumstances, and runs on standard line voltage from most any wall plug (110v). It requires a source of compressed air for periodic refills of the air tank for the isolation legs of the workstation. The Light Machine requires minimal training and can be operated by anyone who can operate a personal computer.
For Hard security applications, the security model Light Machine offers a maximum of 400 DPI resolution with The Dimensional Arts' patented Dot Shape Control*. Dot Shape control allows the predetermination of the actual shape of the dots comprising the image. Any solid geometric shape can be used to readily differentiate the dots of one machine from the next, adding a second level of security to the image. The security model Light Machine also includes a selection of three registered angle writing heads for color mixing. Each registered angle is unique to the machine with which it is sold, and adds a third level of security making the security model Light Machine the most secure holographic printing system yet developed. Sale of the security model Light Machine is reserved only for legitimate security printers.
American Bank Note Holographics purchased this machine for the production of the new credit card and other high security applications.