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How to Protect Citizens Against Fraudulent QR Codes

By 2025, more than 100 million smartphone users in the US will use a QR code scanner on their mobile devices, compared to 70.6 million in 2020. But how can citizens be sure that what they are scanning is legitimate?

Technology - July 1, 2024 midnight

Digital Printing, Metallisation, Interactivity… All in One Pass

Xeikon, a provider of digital printing presses, has partnered with KURZ and SCRIBOS (part of the KURZ group) to offer a solution that enables digital label printers to combine variable metallic elements, serialised QR codes with embedded copy-protection patterns, and interactive features… all in a single printing pass.

Technology - May 31, 2024 midnight

Diametryx’s Innovative Colour Change Particles

At the Optical & Digital Document Security™ (ODDS) conference in April, Michael Natan, President of Diametryx Inc, presented this new company’s intriguing colour-change particles for use as an overt security feature.

Free - May 31, 2024 midnight

Labels that Go Straight on the Food Itself

A new labelling technology that prints a QR code directly onto food such as fruit has been developed by a team of researchers in South Korea, according to an announcement by the country’s Ministry of Science and ICT.

Technology - May 31, 2024 midnight

So Many Features, So Little Space

While the banknote industry often laments the limited real estate available on a banknote, tax stamps are typically 10 times smaller than notes. Furthermore, most stamps are required to carry variable data as well as multilevel security features adapted to different users with different authentication capabilities.

Technology - April 30, 2024 midnight

KURZ’s Tax Stamp Paper Saves Time and the Environment

While tax stamps often use diffractive effects to protect against counterfeiting, the process for making these stamps can often be time consuming and limited to printing firms with specialist equipment. But that could be about to change!

Technology - December 18, 2023 midnight

Demax Pushes e-Beam to the Maximum

Demax Holograms was one of the first manufacturers of security holograms in eastern Europe and now sells its products to over 70 different countries. It took the opportunity to present its latest nano-optical elements for physical security at the recent Tax Stamp & Traceability Forum™ in Tbilisi, Georgia (2-4 October 2023).

Technology - November 20, 2023 midnight

Opportunities in Smart Packaging

Smart packaging is a term that means different things to different communities. The aim of this article is to take a wider look at trends in smart packaging and consider some of the potential implications for tax stamps and track and trace solutions.

Technology - August 24, 2023 midnight