Ten-Year Forecasts of Disruptive Technologies in Security Printing to 2020

Disruptive technologies in security printing - industry trends, statistics, analysis to 2020 in this security printing market report


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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 10 Oct 2010
Product format: Market Report
Number of pages: 162
Number of tables: 81
Number of figures: 59
Forecast range: 2010 - 2020

It includes thorough definitions and descriptions of the technologies, assessment of their potential impact, and exclusive technology market trends and forecasts. Ten Year Forecasts of Disruptive Technologies in Security Printing to 2020 is the essential planning and strategy guide, providing exclusive security print market analysis and ten-year forecasts, detailing how current and emerging print industry trends will shape the future of security printing.


Find out about

  • The top-25 disruptive technologies in security printing
  • Realistic scenarios for these technologies
  • Key drivers and trends in the security print supply chain


Ten-Year Forecasts of Disruptive Technologies in Security Printing to 2020 is the result of an exhaustive primary research programme incorporating a survey of industry leaders, including responses from across the security printing value chain. Literature and patent searches were conducted looking at technologies relating to security printing and engineering, and scientific journals were consulted. Further interviews were conducted and a team of 10 security print experts was invited to evaluate the disruptive technologies that had been suggested. The expert responses were tabulated and ranked to form the overall top-25 technologies. The report provides a unique depth of information and print market analysis.

What do you get?

  • Thorough definitions and descriptions of the disruptive technologies that can be expected to impact the security printing industry
  • An assessment of the potential impact of the top-25 disruptive technologies on the industry over the next 10 years Exclusive technology forecasts clearly illustrated with over 60 tables and figures

How will this market intelligence report benefit you?

  • Identify and understand effects of the top-25 disruptive technologies on the security printing industry over the next 10 years
  • Understand global security printing industry trends
  • Use scenario plans of emerging security printing industry trends and 10-year predictions of future disruptive technologies to plan future strategy with confidence
  • Identify business opportunities and developments with forecasts to 2020

Who should buy this report?

  • Security print equipment manufacturers
  • Security printers
  • Paper chemical suppliers
  • Paper manufacturers
  • Packaging converters
  • Consumable and equipment suppliers
  • Brand owners and retailers
  • Industry consultants and analysts

What's included in the price?

  • One hard copy of the report couriered (see order form for postage costs) to you on publication date
  • CD-Rom with searchable PDF
  • Global intranet licence allowing everyone in your organisation electronic access to the study

You may also be interested in attending the Smithers Pira's Security Printing 2011 conference. Visit www.security-printing.com for more information.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Introduction and methodology

  • Report objectives
  • Report scope
  • Report methodology
  • Definitions

The security printing industry

  • Over-capacity and global competition
  • Relentless cost-reduction
  • E-commerce and e-auctions
  • Just-in-time delivery time pressures
  • Requirements for smaller production runs
  • Introduction of information management systems
  • Increased use of common standards
  • Drive for waste reduction
  • Growth of digital print
  • Diversification of skills and capabilities
  • Increased relationship between documents and databases
  • Growth in digital asset protection
  • Individualisation of printed documents and packaging
  • Security printing on manufacturing lines
  • Online documents digitally printed by the end user
  • Growth in tamper-evident packaging
  • Increase in the use of novel print processes and OVDs

Disruptive innovations in the security printing market

  • Introduction
  • Photopolymer holograms
  • Micro-optical arrays
  • Moiré OVDs
  • Computer to Intaglio Plate Technology (CTIP)
  • Windows in paper substrates
  • Optically Variable Magnetic Inks (OVMI)
  • High-resolution Holographic De-metallisation (HRHD)
  • Zero-order diffraction devices
  • Durable banknote substrates
  • Laser ablation features
  • Electrofluidic display technology
  • Photonic ink
  • High-Refractive Index (HRI) transfer foil
  • Banknote Detection Systems (BDS)
  • Public domain 2-D barcodes
  • 3FA verification of individuals
  • Online product verification
  • Cloud computing
  • Blogging and user-generated content (UGC) on the internet
  • Digital watermarking
  • Digital fingerprinting
  • E-procurement and online tendering
  • Variable image banknotes
  • Transfer foil
  • Polarization OVDs (POVIDs)

Security printing technology forecasts

  • Banknote design
  • Guilloché design for intaglio
  • Intaglio portrait
  • Intaglio plate-making and replication
  • Banknote printing equipment for intaglio printing
  • Banknote printing equipment for litho printing
  • Banknote printing equipment for screen printing
  • Banknote printing equipment for hot-foil stamping
  • Banknote printing equipment for quality control
  • Banknote printing equipment for variable imaging
  • Polymer substrates for banknotes
  • Paper substrates for banknotes
  • Laser-ablation for banknotes
  • Security threads
  • Printing inks
  • Transfer foil
  • Holograms and DOVIDs
  • ID cards and travel documents
  • Tax seals and banderoles
  • Brand protection

Tables and Figures

  • Photopolymer holograms: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Micro-optical arrays: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Moiré OVDs: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Computer to intaglio plate technology: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Windows in paper substrates: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Optically variable magnetic inks: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • High-resolution de-metallisation: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Zero-order diffraction devices: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Durable banknote substrates: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Laser ablation features: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Electrofluidic displays: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Photonic inks: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • High-refractive index transfer foil: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Banknote detection systems: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Public domain 2-D barcodes: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • 3FA verification of individuals: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Online product verification: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Cloud computing: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Blogs and UGC websites: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Digital watermarking: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Digital fingerprinting: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • E-procurement and e-tendering: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Variable image banknotes: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Transfer foil: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • Polarisation OVDs: Disruptive technology scorecard to 2020
  • List of 60 suggestions for disruptive technologies for security printing
  • Examples of disruptive technology
  • Rank position of disruptive technology and definition
  • The perils of forecasting
  • The principal characteristics of embossed holograms and DOVIDs versus photopolymer holograms and DOVIDs
  • Competing symbologies for 2-D barcodes
  • Comparison of some of the key features of digital fingerprints compared to digital watermarks
  • Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) transparent Lippmann hologram transfer foil for passports, over-laminates for identity cards and patches for card surface
  • The sequence of processing for HoloID
  • An ID card with a HoloID hologram laminate and the equipment used to make it
  • Sample banknote with two colour Kinegram voLume stripe
  • Cross-section of Kinegram voLume DOVID foil
  • Plastic card with overt floating image and covert Confirm markings
  • Multiple Laser Image (MLI) on plastic card by Giesecke & Devrient
  • 3-D ID portraiture from Sagem Identification
  • Motion provides a visually striking feature wherein the movement of the feature is counter-intuitive
  • Printed micro-text on e5 note compared to the super-micro images in Motion feature
  • Sample banknote from OVD Kinegram with achromatic images
  • Example of phase modulation
  • The LFI consists of a foreground screen "EST" and a background screen, laser engraved at different depths; on tilting the LFI around a horizontal axis, parallax changes the phase shift between the screens switching the image
  • Moiré magnification: The squashed words are made legible by magnification with an array of black lines
  • Motion OVD works by moiré magnification: Producing a kinetic image at 90° to observer's motion
  • The award-winning One studio from KBA-GIORI
  • First use of the Giesecke & Devrient Varifeye authentication feature in Bulgarian 20 Lev banknotes
  • KBA-GIORI OPTI Windows (One Pass Technology for Integrated Windows) module for banknote printers
  • Optically variant pigment
  • SPARK used in the new Kazakhstan 5,000 Tengue
  • A sample banknote from Kurz with Zero.Zero technology
  • Examples of Kinegram Zero.Zero technology on Turkish banknotes
  • The DID colour-switch
  • Two examples of DID feature on security documents
  • Synthetic fibers in cotton paper pulp in Diamone Composite and classical features in Hybrid
  • Kinegrams with laser-engraving and perforations
  • The WinDOE, close-up of structure of new grey-scale feature, plus WinDOE on banknotes
  • The Microperf Latent Image feature switches motif as the note is inclined vertically
  • Diagram of colour optical gate
  • Diagram pixel with and without voltage and close-up of Gamma Dynamics's hexagonal array
  • Photonic crystals about 200nm in diameter and embedded in a sponge-like electroactive polymer
  • Genuine DOVID on €100 note and three different examples of fakes
  • The High Refractive-Index (HRI) coating takes the place of the metal layer in DOVID transfer foil
  • The EURion Constellation on the e10 note
  • Software detection of currency: 'Strongly Detected Regions' on £20 note
  • QR codes used as a means of linking the street to the internet via cell phones
  • QR codes used in advertising campaigns
  • BeeTagg code, QR code and Datamatrix code
  • Frames from a video showing the steps to authentication
  • The VeriSign VIP Access using OTP and a few of participating websites where it can be used
  • Diagram showing the four steps to verification using the FireID on-line user authentication system
  • Frames from YouTube video explaining how Square is used to accept payment via an iPhone
  • YottaMark's HarvestMark system provides and individual code for fresh produce
  • Diagram showing models and characteristics of cloud computing
  • Bank of America gives out a counterfeit $20
  • Genuine and fake banknotes in India shown on the internet
  • Sandeep Kumble shows the fake notes withdrawn from ICICI bank ATM, along with card and receipt
  • A camera phone, equipped with a 'reading' application, detects the watermark and connects to a webpage
  • Diagram shows sequence of inputting serialised watermarking for movie distribution
  • The effect of adding DSRs to media files on illegal file sharing
  • Just a few of the many online tender websites
  • Dutch 100 guilder banknote with 1-D serial barcode and variable images of fish on East Caribbean States banknotes
  • Concept banknotes
  • The OptiNota-H DOVID hot-foil application equipment from KBA GIORI
  • Cross-section of hologram/DOVID hot-stamping foil for banknotes
  • Czech 1,000 Crown note with the Pole feature