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David Pizzanelli  

Consultant Holographer

Few people are lucky enough to be in at the start of an entirely new visual medium, especially one as exciting as holography. David Pizzanelli participated in making the very first embossed rainbow hologram in Europe, before he graduated with an MA from Cambridge University.


In 1994 David achieved a PhD in Holography from the Royal College of Art and was presented with the Lifetime Award for Business Innovation by the IHMA (International Hologram Manufacturers Association) in 2014.


One of the pioneers of embossed holograms, David Pizzanelli provides independent services in the field of document and product security for government departments, financial institutions and brand owners. With over 30 years experience of brand protection and document security, Dr. Pizzanelli offers independent guidance in the field of Holograms, DOVIDs, OVIDs and OVDs used to protect banknotes, passports, tax stamps and other government documents, as well as commercial products and packaging.  More