Lumii, a 3-going-on-20-year-old company based in Boston, Massachusetts, was named as one of the winners of RadTech’s Emerging Technology Award this year for bringing evolutionary innovation to the traditional technology of the printing press.
At another desk in the BUILD Space’s open-concept second floor, Matt Hirsch, CTO/co-founder of Lumii, explained how he was developing a 3D hologram that could be cost-effectively printed on standard presses. The hologram could add a layer of security to legal documents, drivers licenses, or even money. Hirsch has been a resident of the space since it opened.
Matt Hirsch and Tom Baran have an idea that they think could revolutionize everything from the minting of money to the printing of diaper packages. The two MIT Ph.D.s have developed a way to create high-quality digital images that resemble three-dimensional holograms using consumer-grade inkjet printers.
At RADTECH, David Zwang saw an interesting solution from a young startup company, LUMII, for label and packaging security. Imagine a high-tech moiré that can provide visually 3D security printing inline without the need for external embellishments or to apply post print.
Through advanced algorithms, Lumii creates eye-catching, secure hologram-like effects on conventional and digital presses.