Wholesale Printing & Trade Printer in Phoenix – Advanced Features to Secure Valuable Documents
Confidential and proprietary documents are vulnerable to fraud and need to be protected. At Standard Printing, we use the latest technology to secure business forms and documents against copying, counterfeiting, tampering and manipulation. As a premier trade printer in Phoenix, we help businesses in a variety of industries protect their printed information.
Here is a brief explanation of our available security features. Please contact us for more detailed information and to meet with a wholesale printing specialist who can recommend security features for your commercial printing project.
True Watermark Paper: Watermarks first appeared in printing in 1282 but are still an effective security strategy. A watermark is seen when holding a document to a light source and may appear lighter or darker than the surrounding paper. A true watermark cannot be duplicated on a copier or scanner.
Micro-type: With Micro-type, a small line of text is printed on the document. It cannot be seen with the naked eye and requires magnification. Micro-type is advantageous because it doesn’t impact the overall document design. It may appear as a simple, solid line to the person viewing it but contains identifying information such as time, date and serial number. Micro-type is commonly used in currency and bank checks to prevent counterfeiting but can also be used on business documents for the same purpose.
Bleed-thru MICR: MICR is short for Magnetic Ink Character Recognition. It’s a vital part of check printing and bank compliance. It allows the data in the scanline (MICR line) to be captured magnetically and/or optically. The scanline contains information such as the bank routing number, account number and check serial number. Banks rely on this information to process checks and the MICR line must be printed with magnetic ink, per the Federal Reserve. With Bleed-thru MICR, a special combination of MICR in and paper create characters which bleed through the document becoming visible on the front and the back.
Encoding: With encoding, a document is printed with a magnetic strip that contains machine readable codes.
Chemically Reactive Paper: Chemically Reactive Paper turns colors when it comes in contact with bleach or other chemicals. If someone tries to wash the ink from a document using chemicals, it will leave a stain or turn the paper brown, blue, pink or black.
Florescent Fibers: Fluorescent security fibers are embedded in the paper during manufacturing and are non-reproducible. They will fluoresce (shine red, green, or blue) under ultraviolet light.