Security Printing

Simple yet effective hologram on tickets for the Coconut Grove Arts Festival

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
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Holograms: A practical choice for overt security features

Holograms: A practical choice for overt security features

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 multiple-security approach, using safeguards
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Covert hologram features

Covert hologram features

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 are using them purely for aesthetic reasons,
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What are covert and overt security printing features?

What are covert and overt security printing features?

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
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Fraudsters Target Our Government and Corporations

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
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Two Reasons Why Color Shifting Inks are Used in Anti-Counterfeiting

Two Reasons Why Color Shifting Inks are Used in Anti-Counterfeiting

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
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Copy Machine vs. State of Florida

Florida Citizens Scammed for Millions Recently the State of Florida was fraudulently misrepresented by an individual using a copy machine. A condensed version of the scam: when one signs up on sunbiz.org to incorporate a new business in Florida, the
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