IMG_0757 Every year I really enjoy attending the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, which presents paintings, sculptures, and other artwork from artists around the world. While attending the festival this February, I noticed that the tickets the organizers sold had holograms printed… Read more...
Hologram on euro currency Hologram on euro currency Holograms are commonly used to deter counterfeiting credit cards, photo ID cards, documents, and other products. They are a recognizable, overt security feature that can be used as an important line of defense. Always take a… Read more...

Covert hologram features

On 10-09-2014, In Security Printing, by Blake Houser

security hologram on the  euro €50 note security hologram on the euro €50 note Covert features in a hologram are almost necessary. I say almost, because whether you use them depends on your product and industry and what you are using such features for. Obviously, if you… Read more...
twenty euro banknote under ultra-violet light

Covert security feature simplified

As you begin to research using security printing to secure your product or documents, you will hear a lot of terms being tossed around. Two terms commonly used are Covert and Overt. Similar words with opposite… Read more...
Valuable documents are constantly under attack. Corporations and governments are at high risk because they possess documents of value. Commonly targeted items are tax documents, financial documents, government bonds, company certificates, banknotes, fiscal stamps, and ballot papers for elections. Counterfeiters… Read more...
10dollarbillblog Optically Variable Inks (OVI), also known as color shifting inks, are most commonly seen on U.S. currency. For example, these inks are engraved on the bottom right-hand corner of the $10 bill. Color shifting inks display two distinct colors on… Read more...