Security printing resource
Who is this website for? ... what's the benefit to me?
Our free resource has been designed for the specific purpose of educating people about security printing and how they can choose the correct security features, suppliers and machinery for cost-effective protection of their products and documents against product piracy and counterfeiting.
The owners of this site have run successful printing businesses and have first-hand experience of the caveats and production issues with in-house secure printing. We also pass on our extensive brokering skills for the successful outsourcing of security documents, printed tickets and brand protection labels. This knowledge and experience is free and we hope that you find the information useful and will recommend to business associates and colleagues.
The website has been broken into sections which we feel give a good representation of the techniques and products that encompass secure printing.
Security printing applications
Government and corporation documents
This includes revenue documents, ballot papers, fiscal stamps, government documents and security certificates.
Brand protection and asset management
This involves the process of manufacture and supply of highly secure labels for the protection of intellectual property and assets.
Holograms and OVDs
A hologram or optical variable device (OVD) usually forms the backbone of most security solutions, so it warrants its own section.
Cheque printing and value documents
APACS printed cheques and production of secure vouchers. Read about the different types of security techniques that can be used.
Qualifications, approvals and assurances that security printers should possess - ensuring they will not compromise your security or integrity.
Technologies and glossary
Provides definitions of the most common terms used in security printing, such as types of inks, security papers and printing techniques.