Many of our OEM customers are exposed to counterfeiting. ALG has worked with many of our customers to add counterfeit protection devices to their products. This security technology can be integrated into nameplates, decals and labels to create a custom protection solution that meet your unique label needs.
Below are two of our most commonly used technologies.
BLACK LIGHT TECHNOLOGY
The use of Photo-chromatic inks that change color when exposed to ultraviolet (black) light is one option for counterfeit protection.
A black light in conjunction with this specialty ink can be used to mark a document with a special mark or code for later verification and Identification.
This technology is comprised of adding taggants in a clear varnish or printing ink. This system can be flood coated, printed in a single solid location or can be in the form of text.
The taggants used are inorganic optical ceramics that operate in the invisible infrared (IR) region of the light spectrum. Once the varnish or ink is printed the taggants can only be detected by specially designed devices.
These devices come in three forms: 1) Key fob - emits sound or indicator light comes on when the taggant is detected. 2) Light Pen – When the IR invisible light is shined on the taggant it shows green. 3) Camera system – when the camera is placed on the label, the taggant shows up white.
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