Inks And Pigments In Security Applications

eBook reviewing the market for security printing, the inks, printing technologies and their end-use applications.

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Product type: Books
Date of publication: 16 Nov 2011
Product format: Online

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The mission of security printing has always been to provide the highest degree of security at as low a cost as possible. While inks and pigments may form only one element of security printing, they will often be used in combination with other methods to validate identity documents, banknotes, events tickets and more. This eBook reviews the market for security printing, which is appearing to be somewhat recession proof thus far and is predicted to continue growing reasonably well despite overcapacity. It goes on to look at the latest developments in both the inks/pigments themselves and the printing processes used to apply them, the end-use applications this technology is finding and the outlook for this sector.

Contents

Executive Summary

  • Introduction
  • Market Trends
  • Security Technologies
  • Security Inks and Pigments
  • Security Printing/Deposition Processes
  • Substrates
  • End-Use Applications
  • Outlook

Introduction and Methodology

  • Objective
  • Scope
  • Methodology
  • Definitions

Security Inks and Pigments Market

  • Introduction
  • Market Trends
    • Overcapacity
    • Cost Considerations
    • Just-In-Time (JIT) Delivery
    • Move to Shorter Production Runs
    • Expanded Standardization
    • Pressure to Reduce Waste
    • Expansion of Digital Print
    • Diversification of Skills and Capabilities
    • Expanding Connection between Documents and Databases
    • Growth in Digital Asset Protection
    • Customization/personalization of Printing
    • Security Printing on Manufacturing Lines
    • End-user Digitally Printing Documents
    • Growth in Tamper-evident Packaging
    • Increased Use of Novel Print Processes and OVDs
  • Security Technologies
    • Biometrics
    • Digital Watermarks/Fingerprinting
    • DOVIDs
    • Radio-frequency Identification
    • Security Inks and Pigments
      • Ink and Pigment Suppliers in the Security Area
        • SICPA
        • Sun Chemical
    • Smart Cards
    • Substrates and Printing Processes
    • Taggants

Security Ink and Pigment Technologies

  • Introduction
  • Intaglio Inks
  • Optically Variable Inks
    • Machine-readable Optically Variable Inks
    • Cholesteric Pigments
  • Machine Readable
  • Magnetic Inks
    • Metameric Inks
    • Metameric Optically Variable Ink
  • Luminescent, Phosphorescent and Fluorescent Inks
  • Photochromic Inks
  • Pearlescent Pigments
  • Photonic Ink
  • Specialized Inks
    • Security Scratch-off Ink
    • Erasable Inks
    • Solvent/chemical-reactive Inks
    • Fugitive Ink
    • Penetrating Inks
    • Janus Effect Ink
    • Coin-reactive Inks
  • Taggants and Markers
    • DNA-encoded Inks
    • Particulate Inks
  • Thermochromic Inks
  • UV/IR Fluorescent Pigments

Security Printing/Deposition Processes

  • Introduction
  • Letterpress
  • Lithographic Printing
    • Offset Lithography
    • Dry Offset
    • Rainbow Printing
    • Radiation Reactive Inks
    • Common Impression Presses
  • Screen Printing
  • Gravure Printing
  • Intaglio Printing
  • Hot Foil Stamping
  • Digital Printing
  • Flexo Printing
  • Substrates
    • Security Paper
    • Plastic Cards
    • Polymer Banknotes

End-use Applications

  • Introduction
  • Brand Protection
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Digital Smithers Piracy
  • Financial
    • Banknotes
    • Credit and Debit Cards
    • EMV Cards
    • Bank Checks
  • General
    • Tax Stamps
    • Postage Stamps
  • Identification
    • Passports
    • Travel Cards
    • Identity Cards
    • Driving Licenses
    • Visas
    • Electronic Visas
    • Birth Certificates
  • Tickets
    • Travel Tickets
    • Event Tickets
    • Lottery Tickets

Outlook for Security Inks and Pigments

  • Introduction
  • Emerging Ink Formulations
    • Optically Variable Magnetic Inks
    • Photonic Inks
    • Inks for Brand Protection
  • Emerging Printing Technologies
    • Laser Ablation
    • CTP of Intaglio Plates (CTIP)
  • Biometrics
    • All-in-one ID documents
  • Summary

Tables and Figures

Tables

  • 4.1 Technologies to improve paper banknotes
  • 6.1 Biometric passports

Figures

  • 0.1 Share of global market for security printing by technology type, 2011 (%)
  • 0.2 End-use applications for security printing (2011)
  • 2.1 Share of global market for security printing by technology type, 2011 (%)
  • 2.2 Example of digital watermarking and digital fingerprinting
  • 2.3 Hologram on a £10 banknote
  • 2.4 SICPA's Oasis color-shift technology
  • 2.5 SICPA's Oasis polarization effect
  • 2.6 Hidden Indicia™
  • 2.7 Hidden Indicia™ as seen through a decoder
  • 2.8 Smart card used for health insurance in France
  • 2.9 Tag with taggant under standard light
  • 2.10 Tag with taggant under UV light
  • 3.1 Diagram of an optically variable pigment flake reflecting light
  • 3.2 Example of feature printed with optically variable inks
  • 3.3 Construction of optically variable pigment
  • 3.4 SecuVu pigments printed on aluminum foil
  • 3.5 Example of metameric ink
  • 3.6 Example of fluorescent ink
  • 3.7 Sample of fluorescent ink on banknote
  • 3.8 How pearlescent pigments work
  • 3.9 Photonic crystals
  • 3.10 Elast-Ink
  • 3.11 Janus effect ink
  • 3.12 Beverage cans printed with cold-activated thermochromic inks
  • 3.13 UV fluorescent pigments
  • 4.1 Diagram of letterpress
  • 4.2 Diagram of offset lithography
  • 4.3 KBA-Nota-Sys SuperSimultan IV
  • 4.4 Illustration of ink duct dividers
  • 4.5 Example of rainbow printing
  • 4.6 Screen printing process
  • 4.7 Gravure printing process
  • 4.8 Application and wiping of ink in intaglio printing
  • 4.9 Hot foil stamping
  • 4.10 Sample of red fluorescing ink digitally printed on a ticket
  • 4.11 Diagram of flexo printing
  • 4.12 Cross-section of Hybrid technology
  • 5.1 End-use applications for security printing (2011)
  • 5.2 Cryptoglyph by AlpVision
  • 5.3 Sample of tax stamp developed by Luminescence
  • 5.4 Details of security features on tax stamp
  • 5.5 Sample of track and trace system
  • 5.6 Sample of Gold Machin Horizon labels
  • 5.7 National identity card for foreign nationals living in the UK
  • 5.8 Self-adhesive paper label visa with digitally printed portrait
  • 5.9 Sample of lottery tickets
  • 6.1 KBA NotaScreen II Press
  • 6.2 One-dimensional bar code
  • 6.3 Two-dimensional bar code
  • 6.4 Micro-tags embedded on a tablet
  • 6.5 Rvision™ Detection System
  • 6.6 Microperf on banknote
  • 6.7 Sample of ImagePerf
  • 6.8 Russian Rb50 with color moire
  • 6.9 Sample of The IDeal Citiz™