Western States’ Latest Technology
November 1, 2010

Established in 1908, Butler, Wisconsin-based Western States Envelope & Label continues to make technology a top priority.

Paris Expands its DocuGard Check Line
May 1, 2010

Westampton, New Jersey-based Paris Business Products has expanded its line of security checks. Even with an increase in electronic processing and bill payments, many opportunities still exist for high-quality security business checks in this huge marketplace, which processes in excess of 30 billion checks annually, according to the Federal Reserve Bank’s latest figures.

CREO Color Servers Provide Printers with Spot On Access to PANTONE Goe System
February 10, 2009

Users of CREO Color Servers from Rochester, New York-based Kodak's Print On-Demand Solutions Group can now automatically match a more extensive spot color collection for CMYK output produced with digital presses. The expanded matching capability helps printers enrich their variety of spot-color production. Pantone, a world leader in color standards, licensed CREO Color Servers for the PANTONE Goe System.

Kodak Traceless Color-Shifting Inks Double Brand Protection
November 18, 2008

Headquartered in Rochester, N. Y., Kodak’s traceless color-shifting inks safeguard brands and products with both overt and ultra covert protection in one simple step. The latest addition to Kodak’s security portfolio makes implementing a layered security strategy simple and cost-effective. The development will be of special interest to manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics and luxury goods. Once applied, color-shifting inks change color when the angle of view changes. The inks allow brand owners, retailers and consumers to see immediately whether the products they sell, purchase and use are authentic. In addition to a visible layer of protection, Kodak’s traceless color-shifting inks offer

Ward/Kraft Prints UV Inks Under Silicone; Wins Benny
September 9, 2008

Ft. Scott, Kansas-based Ward/Kraft has perfected its ability to print UV ink under a silicone layer. The release of this proprietary solution provides distributors with new low cost, faster turnaround alternatives for piggyback and scratch-off label applications. This innovation makes printing UV inks on the liner a faster, more reliable and less costly solution. Ward/Kraft’s proprietary converting process eliminates outsourcing and waiting for materials to create hidden message labels. As a result, distributors can cut time and cost out of every application they currently sell. There is virtually no limitation on the material that can be used or on the quantity that can

Heightened Security
August 1, 2008

SICPA Securink may not be a household name, but we’re most likely carrying the Washington, D.C.-based company’s product in our wallets and purses everyday. “Our primary business model is banknote inks [used to print currency], and we have an overwhelming global market share in that field,” explained SICPA Vice President of Sales and Marketing Thomas L. Jay. “We also have a value document inks (VDI) division, which is responsible for the security inks used to print checks, prescription pads, ID cards, passports and visas.” Interestingly, some of the company’s more sophisticated security ink products—such as the 3-D color-shifting ink with magnetic properties, the ink