Xerox Thwarts Forgery with InfraredMark Specialty Printing
Xerox, Stamford, Conn., introduced a new security technology which prints variable text that can only be read when exposed to infrared light. The technology can be used to authenticate tickets, coupons, certificates, licenses, identification papers and other high-value documents. InfraredMark Specialty Imaging Font does not require special ink, but is printed with ordinary toner—the “dry ink” that forms xerographic images. It can be produced on standard Xerox digital systems using standard papers, and if the document is copied or altered, the infrared text will become substantially distorted and illegible under infrared light.
Traditional security printing is costly and reserved for high-value documents, including passports, and for very long run lengths, as in the case of currency. However, digital printing and specialty imaging effects make security printing easy and affordable for run lengths of one to thousands.
The new technology is incorporated in Xerox’s FreeFlow Variable Information Suite 6.0, which received an R&D 100 Award as one of the top 100 technologically significant new products of the year.
For more information, visit www.xerox.com.