Security Design Features for Digital Security Printing
IQ-R (Intelligent Registration)
IQ-R is a printed unique 2D barcode that is protected by Jura’s own technology providing the security of the product on different levels: by public information (serial number), by verification/identification (digital signature), and by authentication of the print. The personalized data is generated into a code which is then embedded in the IQ-R. Jura’s reader app is used to check IQ-R with a few easy steps and the smartphone’s camera, sending a visual message about the authenticity of the print.
IQ-R Pro (Intelligent Registration Pro)
IQ-R Pro, an advanced version of the IQ-R, provides dynamic copy protection in addition to all that IQ-R has to offer. Dynamic copy protection hides micro defects in the IQ-R that are visible to the naked eye or upon inspection with a magnifying glass. The position and the number of these micro defects vary in each IQ-R, (hence the name dynamic copy protection) and the logic is embedded in the license.
VTS (Variable Text Screen)
The VTS protection technology builds up an existing image on the packaging design by a uniquely structured microtext screen. The image is entirely built up from wavy lines of microtext. The microtext is ‘personalized’, it is based on the picture, containing related personalized information. It can be easily verified in two levels – the readable microtext can be simply verified with a magnifier, and the unique wavy structure can be checked automatically with a smartphone camera using Jura’s Reader app (Android/iOS/Huawei).
IVI (Invisible Variable Information)
The IVI protection technology hides encrypted unique data in an existing image or background area on the document or packaging design etc. While the image is used in series, the data is continuously varying – resulting in each image being unique, different from all the others. Still, the data is ‘personalized’ and the image and the data together offer protection both against tampering and unauthorized personalization. The IVI feature can be automatically verified by a smartphone camera using Jura’s reader app (Android/iOS/Huawei).
IVI Pro (Invisible Variable Information Pro)
The IVI Pro is an advanced version of the IVI feature, and similarly to the IVI, it hides encrypted unique data in an existing image or background area on the document or packaging design, etc. The IVI Pro works with a higher resolution which offers an advantage in copy protection. Also, on account of the higher resolution, the design lends itself to look sharper, resulting in it being smoother, more cohesive. The custom data is encrypted and the IVI Pro is linked to the IQ-R. The feature is verifiable by the Jura reader app (Android/iOS/Huawei).
LCI (Linked Coded Information)
The LCI digital security feature holds special, coded information in form of prefabricated illustrations that can be visually authenticated by comparing the displayed information on Jura’s reader app (Android/iOS/Huawei) to the printed ones. The feature includes a library of prefabricated images that are stored in the file (2 or more). The illustrations and their positions aren’t at random, the specific set of images are printed in a particular order which then is predicted by the Jura reader app. The LCI can be worked into an existing product layout, with no need for redesign.
LIL (Line in Line)
LIL is a unique physical security element with perfect registration between two colors. It is designed for making it more challenging to recreate – thus rendering counterfeiters’ jobs more difficult. The uniqueness of LIL lies in the technology as a perfect print registry is challenging in itself, even with offset, and to achieve it with digital printing is an achievement on its own.
MDT (MicroDot Text)
The MDT protection technology is a serialized microtext developed for digital pixel-perfect printing. The text itself is personalized to protect the product and serialized to protect the individual items as well. MDT is a pixel and line-based feature that is printed with pixel-accurate registration. By using a magnifying glass anyone can compare and verify the serial numbers on various parts of the document.
MDT Pro (MicroDot Text Pro)
The MDT Pro, an advanced version of the MDT feature, (MicroDot Text Pro) protection technology is a serialized microtext developed for HP indigo’s native resolution, meeting international standards for security printing. It delivers a high level of protection to each document – the text itself is personalized to protect the product and serialized to protect the individual items as well. By using a magnifying glass anyone can compare and verify the serial numbers on various parts of the document.
SLI (Serialized Latent Image)
The SLI technology is a tactile/relief printed feature forming serialized hidden images to appear depending on the angle of observation. The feature’s tactile effect is achieved by multilayer overprint with perfect registration. Although latent image printed with intaglio has higher resolution, the uniqueness of SLI lies in its printing solution – digital printing.
VMT (Variable Modulated Text)
The VMT protection technology creates a unique line of wavy microtext for the document or packaging design. It is recommended to be used for visually printed serial numbers. The text itself is ‘personalized’, it is variable and comes from a database, customized for each item, but always based on the set product. The VMT feature can be simply verified in two steps: the readable microtext by a magnifier, and the unique waveshape by a smartphone camera – matching the printed shape on the screen visually – using Jura’s reader app (Android/iOS/Huawei).
VMT Pro (Variable Modulated Text Pro)
The VMT Pro is an advanced version of the VMT feature that creates a unique line of wavy microtext for the document or packaging design. Much like the VMT, the personalized serial number is distorted, the shapes of the characters, the font, and the waves can vary from item to item and linked to the product (serial number). VMT Pro is printed with pixel-accurate precision to gain a sharper, harder-to-copy distorted serial number. With VMT Pro, the character itself can include more than one color, which is another way to protect the product.
Similar to the HP Screen, The Corvina Screen is a special screen generated to add a layer of protection to non-security design elements, elevating the overall security of the product. Corvina Screen was created specifically for high-security printers. Opposed to the HP Screen, Corvina Screen can be produced on your own. The design or image is developed, ran through, and identified by the printer, which then processes it and applies its own screening pattern.