Document security is a topic of great discussion in today's society. With the advancement of techniques that make fraud easier than ever, it is very important to make document security a top priority.
There are many security features that can be incorporated into a vital record or other document where security is a concern. While any and all security features can help prevent fraud, Below are what we think are the most important security features and why they are important:
Intaglio engraved border - Intaglio printing is a special engraving process that produces a familiar raised, tactile property which is similar to the process used to print currency. Because of the raised texture created, this feature cannot be replicated by photocopiers or scanners. While on the surface intaglio printing may seem ornamental, it provides an important security feature.
Genuine Watermark - Genuine watermarks are impeded in the fibers of paper. These watermarks, unlike printed watermarks, are not picked up by photocopiers or scanners. This makes it much more difficult to replicate a document that contains a genuine watermark.
"VOID" pantograph anti-copy background - Using a unique blend of inks, a void pantograph background can be added to a document to lend another safeguard against the photocopying or scanning of secure documents. This background is engineered to "pop up" when the document is either photocopied or scanned. This important security feature is a popular addition to most secure documents in both government and commercial business applications.
Special Inks - Special inks with different features can be used to provide additional security and identify unauthorized or fraudulent copies of secure documents. Erasure sensitive inks are sensitive to mechanical abrasion and leave obvious signs when erasure of these inks is attempted. Thermo-chromatic inks are heat sensitive inks that change color with the heat of your finger. Ultraviolet inks are inks that are only visible under an ultraviolet light. These special inks serve as an authentication tool for original documents.
Prismatic background - By dividing the press inking fountain by color, a background of varying colors which merge gradually from one side to another is created. Color copiers and scanners have difficulty resolving these subtle color migrations, which helps to minimize the fraudulent duplication of these documents.
By incorporating these and other features into your secure documents, you can be assured that your documents are more secure and less likely to be duplicated for fraudulent activities.