SECURITY ID CARDS
Hologram, Micro text, UV Ink, Guilloche, Magnetic Stripe with text, Laser vs. Thermal, OVI Ink, Holographic Overlay, Hot Stamping.
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Holograms are a flat optical image which looks three-dimensional. It is virtually impossible to copy a hologram by any known printing technique. Traditional tools such as cameras, scanners, color photocopiers and digital or analogue printing do not work on holograms. Having a hologram is the best fraud-preventive security for your cards.
This security process involves printing very small text unreadable to the human eye in a specific location on a card surface. Micro text print can be incorporated into the card and cannot be duplicated by dye-sublimation, inkjet or laser printers. When incorporated within an overall security design, micro text is an effective device which can be verified using a linen tester eye-glass.
The UV Ink is one security method of adding something unique to a plastic card. Ultra Violet ink is not visible to the human eye, however when put under UV light you will be able to see the UV ink that will glow on the card. This is used as an added security on the card so that duplication of the card is close to impossible.
Guilloche graphics refers to complex line patterns formed of two more curves lines plotted according to mathematical principles. Guilloche patterns provide such effective anti-counterfeiting protection that they are used on virtually all banknotes throughout the world. Normally used to create ornamental boarders and emblems, they are effective, and beautiful.
The magnetic stripe can be printed with customized text and design elements as well as special color effects. This security feature is visible to the naked eye and can be detected without any verification device. This customization is available for Loco and Hico Mag Stripes.
This is a special kind of security ink, which changes in color depending on the angle at which it is viewed. In our example, the ink appears to shift in color from Green to Violet. OVI applied by screen-printing and works best when the design allows for an area of solid unbroken coverage.
Having a background with full faced foiling gives your card a holographic shine that makes your card unique and eye catching. Not only does your card have a background that shines, it also has a reflective foil appearance, when you turn the card you can see the different reflections of the colors of the card.
Hot Stamps are applied to cards with especial value or whenever the authenticity of a card is to be protected. Hot stamping means applying colored or metallic foils via heat and pressure onto the surface of the card. This procedure is very often used by banks or credit companies, as hot stamps help preventing counterfeiting and forgery.