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SecureGuard™ DOCUMENT SECURITY FEATURES ..... and How They Work
To secure a document requires Layer on Layer Security. A combination of both overt and covert security features is recommended.



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There are TWO CATEGORIES for all security features -
OVERT (Active) Features and COVERT (Passive) Features

"A" - OVERT (active) FEATURES
~~ Used to identify an original document by sight and/or touch.

"P" - COVERT (passive) FEATURES
~~ Feature becomes apparent when a document is photocopied or scanned.
Additional action is required to activate this feature.


TWENTY-THREE SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES
  1. SECURE MARKTM
    Security Watermarked Paper ~
    "A"
    To Verify the document is an original, hold up to light to view watermark in the paper

  2. SECURE RUBTM
    Color Change Technology ~
    "A"
    The Background Color, Color Panel or a Colored Icon changes color briefly when rubbed briskly.

  3. ANTI-COPY COIN RUBTM
    Coin Activated Security Back Print ~
    "A"
    "Anti Copy Symbols and Words" are hidden on the back of the sheet.
    Rub a coin OR metal paper clip over the back of the sheet to activate this feature.

  4. INSTANT VALIDTM
    Coin Activated Validation on front of sheet ~
    "A"
    Rub a coin OR metal paper clip over the front of the sheet to activate this feature. Words "VALID" will appear

  5. UV FIBER SECURETM
    Invisible Fiber Security ~
    "P"
    Invisible fluorescent fibers and threads that can only be seen under a blacklight.
    Authenticate Documents with UV-Blacklight

  6. COLOR FIBER SECURITYTM
    Visible Fiber Security ~
    "A"
    Red and Blue Fibers and Threads are visible in the security paper.

  7. TONER BONDTM SECURITY
    Paper Toner Fusion ~
    "P"
    The paper surface is treated to fuse with inks and laser toner
    in an effort to prevent removal of computer printed information.

  8. CHEMICAL TEST SECURITYTM ~ "P"
    Chemical Stain Protection - Sensitivity to high and low polarity solvents, oxidants, acids and alkali.

  9. DUO COLOR SECURITY BACKGROUNDTM ~ "A"
    A colored security background with two colors blending.

  10. ANTI-COPY NUMBERINGTM ~ "A" and "P"
    • Red Dye Security Ink Numbering penetrates the paper fibers
    • Invisible Numbering Security Technology
    • Anti-Copy Fluorescent Numbering.

  11. SECURE GLOWTM ~ "P"
    Secure Glow Security Ink is printed on front of the sheet.
    When this ink is exposed to black light, the image is visible.
    Authenticate Documents with UV-Blacklight

  12. Security HologramTM LENTICULAR HOLOGRAMS ~ "A"
    An optical variable hologram with words or letters engraved as a latent image.
    To verify original - tip to light
    "Stock" Tamper Evident Security Hologram Labels

  13. SCRATCH-SECURETM ~ "A"
    Scratch Off Label Technology. Scratch off label to validate a document, tickets or coupon.
    Using Scratch-Secure Technology, a document can only be validated once.
    "Stock" Scratch & Reveal scratch off security labels

  14. PREMIUM ERASURE PROTECTIONTM ~ "A"
    A special shaded area is printed over which sensitive information is computer printed.
    If the computer printed information is erased, both the data and the shaded background is removed.

  15. METAL STRIPE SECURITYTM ~ "A"
    FOIL SECURITY - A metallic foil strip or metallic foil logo appears on document.

  16. ANTI-COPY WATERMARKTM ~ "A"
    To verify the document is an original, tip the page toward a light source

  17. MICRO LINE SECURETM ~"P"
    A SECURITY LINE created with a small font that requires magnification to become ledgible.

  18. HIDDEN MESSAGE TECHNOLOGYTM ~ "P"
    Words such as "UNAUTHORIZED COPY" - "VOID" - "COPY" appear on copy when document is photocopied or scanned.
    CUSTOM HIDDEN MESSAGE TECHNOLOGY available

  19. SECURITY PHANTOMTM ~ "P"
    A distinctive icon disappears when rubbed and when photocopied

  20. SECURITY WARNING BANDS and BOXES ~ "A"
    Visible Security Warning acts as a deterrent to those considering making unauthorized copies.
    • SECURITY BANDTM
      A visible Warning Band describes security features on the document
    • SECURITY BORDERTM
      A Visible Warning Band on the edge around the sheet describes security features on the document
    • SECURITY BOXTM
      A Warning Box on the back of the sheet contains a list of security features on the document

  21. BATCH NUMBER PROTECTIONTM
    • UNIQUE PRODUCTION BATCH NUMBERS ~ "A"
      A Unique Product Identification Number provides positive document identification information.
    • INVISIBLE BATCH NUMBER ~ "P" ~
      Number is visible when viewed under blacklight.

  22. UV SECURETM
    Ultra Violet Light Security
    ~
    "P"
    Words Printed in Secure "UV Ink" on back of sheet are only visible when viewed under "black Light".
    Authenticate Documents with UV-Blacklight

  23. BASKETWEAVETM Safety Feature ~ "A"
    A distinctive Basket Weave Background appears on both sides of the sheet.

  24. LINE MARK SECURITYTM Safety Feature ~ "A"
    Fine lines embedded in paper act as a deterrent to cut-and-paste alteration


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