Our Technology

Digital Mastering


Ceres transformational mastering technology is used to create master holograms pixel-by-pixel from a computer-generated data set output from our proprietary design flow and toolset. Years of investment, accumulated knowledge, and expertise have delivered unmatched capability to design and deliver the highest specification HOEs for a wide range of optical functions and display applications.

The software controlled master printer is capable of producing very large area volume holograms in Bayfol HX® photopolymer. Something not easily done using traditional analogue methods.

The master printer builds master holograms on a pixel-by-pixel basis in sizes ranging from a few square cm up to A2 sheet size. Far in excess of anything possible, on a repeat basis, using traditional analogue recording techniques.

Beyond design, uniformity and quality advantages, the pixel-based approach offers significant advantages in terms of final system flexibility and cost.

Ceres helps customers understand which specific Bayfol HX® photopolymer variant, thickness, and substrate type is best suited for their specific end application.


Serious Advantages

Ceres digital master printer and pixel-wise approach means that large high performance Holographic Optical Elements (HOEs) can be produced in a way that offers significant advantage over traditional methods of recording masters.


  • Software based pre-compensation
  • Higher performance, precision, and uniformity
  • Lower recording laser power gives multiple benefits
  • Design flexibility, repeatability, and faster iteration
  • No theoretical limit to size
Digital Mastering