Security Solutions

Document Security Systems Makes Strategic Acquisition
February 23, 2010

Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Document Security Systems (DSS) announced that it acquired Premier Packaging Corporation (“Premier”), a privately held Victor, New York-based provider of high quality packaging solutions.

Security Lock Down
January 1, 2010

Tis the season—for shoplifting. Add the desperation associated with an economic recession to the busy holiday rush and the end result is probably less than desirable for store owners. Sure, product moves off the shelves, but not through purchase.

Paris Business Products Upgrades DocuGard Line
June 30, 2009

The Westampton, New Jersey-based Paris Business Products upgraded its line of DocuGard security papers and business checks. New security features have been added to every product in addition to creating three new security paper items.

Paris Business Products Undergoes Brand Makeover
March 1, 2009

Headquartered in Westampton, N.J., Paris Business Products recently launched new product names, logos and packaging for its Printworks Professional and DocuGard product lines, along with refreshing its corporate logo and creating a new sustainability logo called Elementree.

Badger Tag & Label’s New Tamper-Evident Labels
October 1, 2008

Random Lake, Wisconsin-based Badger Tag & Label prints labels that include a “VOID” pattern adhesive to clearly display evidence of tampering. When the label is peeled away, the word “VOID” will appear in either silver or white. The label stock can be tinted any color. Badger Tag & Label can do all the printing on the label, or it can be imprinted by the end-user with laser, dot-matrix or thermal-transfer printing. “Badger primarily prints the ‘VOID’ pattern labels used on trailers that indicate rated-load weight,” said DJ Jacoby, vice president/general manager. “However, this type of label material has virtually unlimited potential uses, including

Into the Future of Check Security
August 1, 2008

Midlothian, Texas-based Ennis will be unveiling significant enhancements to its Uncompromised security check products during the Print Solutions Show, being held Oct. 23-25 in Baltimore’s Convention Center. The line will essentially include three product tiers: • Uncompromised • Uncompromised Plus • Uncompromised Premier To begin, all of the products will now feature three-dimensional metallic hologram images fused to the sheet. Holograms are one of the most unique and effective deterrents to forgery. They are instantly recognizable to the naked eye and uniquely resistant to counterfeiting. Stop by the Ennis booth #701 at the show to discover all of the other exciting upgrades to the

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

Ward/Kraft’s New Cost-Effective Security Features for Long-Run Labels
August 1, 2008

Ft. Scott, Kansas-based Ward/Kraft has expanded its long-run label offerings with cost-effective security features ranging from simple—yet effective—options to ultra-complex anti-fraud labeling solutions. Customers can now choose from anti-fraud deterrent technologies for face stock printing, as well as embedded deterrent substrate solutions. The suite of anti-fraud solutions gives distributors the most effective range of options in the long-run label market. Face stock printing options include chemical sensitivity coatings, five copy resistant stains, embedded security fibers, toner adhesion coatings and custom watermarking. Embedded solutions now feature thread that embeds structured magnetic threads into paper label substrates as the label paper is made. Embedded

Over the Counter
August 1, 2008

Prescription drugs had the last laugh on the Joker. As Batman: The Dark Night continues to produce record-breaking numbers at the box office, Oscar-nominated actor Heath Ledger isn’t around to see what could eventually result in a post-humous Academy Award win for his Joker role. In late January 2008, Ledger was found dead in his Manhattan apartment as a result of a drug overdose—but not from the stereotypical Hollywood indulgences in illicit drugs, such as heroin and cocaine. Instead, an accidental overdose of six different prescription drugs, including narcotic pain killers, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety medications, led the 28-year-old actor to his untimely

The Genuine Article
May 1, 2008

By Maggie DeWitt The Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act—better known as Check 21—became effective on October 28, 2004. Undoubtedly, it has had the greatest impact on the way banks process checks since the introduction of MICR. Check 21 optical processing is in wide use today, as more banks are choosing to scan original checks to create substitutes for digital processing, which saves time and lowers operating costs. Conventional security features, such as fluorescent printing or fibers and artificial watermarks, protect original checks, but they do not survive the binary scanning processes, and can offer no protection to electronic or paper image