Just how secure are you?

Written By John Fieldsend
Designing an ID card

When creating an ID card, aspects such as colour, design and layout can sometimes take priority over the most important element: security. Without a robust card security feature, anyone with access to any ID card printer could make a convincing copy of your card.

The typical purpose of an ID card is to verify the holder of the card’s identity and their authorisation to be in a particular location. However, many ID card applications are rudimentary ‘badging systems’ and do not implement any additional security which help prevent reproduction, counterfeiting and fraud.

In order to avoid the expense, complexity and time involved in deploying secure solutions such as holograms or embedded technology card systems, we’ve developed HoloKote for all our ID card printers whereby a customisable image is frosted into the clear overcoat panel of the standard print process resulting in a watermark-like layer that can be visually verified when the card is tilted in the light.

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