Payne Security's Microtext print creates text characters which cannot be seen with the naked eye and can therefore be hidden within larger overt images such as text and pictures without the knowledge of the consumer or potential counterfeiter.
Documents can be authenticated using magnification eye glasses to view the text effectively. Such equipment is inexpensive, readily available and pocket sized, making a very user friendly technology.
Due to the need for specialist equipment, materials and technical knowledge, this technique is extremely difficult to copy. As the technology is covert many counterfeiters simply do not attempt replication and create the overt image without the inclusion of Microtext print.
- Verifiable using simple magnification technologies
- Specialist cylinder & ink technology
- Cannot be reproduced using standard print processes
UV Microtext Print
Similar to the Microtext print technology but printed with a UV ink, the finished image is only visible under UV light and with a magnifying lens. The invisibility of this printing technology enables this technique to be used without affecting other design elements.
Although the text size is slightly larger than with standard Microprint, the use in combination with UV invisible ink considerably enhances the security. Multi-colour responses to UV light are available and further increase the level of security.