Security Is The Creed Of This Petrel
New security inks launched in India
Counterfeiter world over thrive on finding ways and means
in which they can cheat an apparently foolproof system.
India in particular has been a victim of counterfeiting
of significant scale. Across India alerts are issued to
keep checking the veracity of the currency one gets, even
from the banks and other financial institutions. Not only
currency but sensitive issues like passport forgery and
cheating in any examination cause major damage to the society
at large. This is where an entity like Petrel comes about,
as a security enhancer.
Petrel, one of the leaders in supply of security products
for the printing industry, in consultation with its Indian
partner, Creed Engineers, has launched new range of security
inks that meet the needs of Indian Market. The new range
includes Bi-Flourescent inks, Thermo-chromic inks, coin
revealable inks, conductive inks and security fibers. Each
type of ink has its peculiar features tailor-made to meet
the specific security requirements.
The bi-florescent inks are invisible to naked eye and will
show two different colours of fluorescence, depending on
the wavelength of the UV light (most common are 365nm and
254nm). In a continuous process of product development,
Petrel has also developed bicoloured thermochromic inks.
These inks are visible in one colour ( for example purple)
and when you rub your finger on the printed surface because
of the increase the temperature, another colour - for example
pink will appear. Along with those bi-coloured thermochromic
inks, various combination of colours are available.
Coin revealable inks, also known as metal revealable inks,
are often used for direct marketing as replacement for scratching
off inks. After printing and perfect drying by hot air,
the ink is totally invisible. In order to reveal the printing
, one must use a copper or brass coin and gently rub the
invisible printed ink , the printed message will appear
in grey. Once revealed the effect is irreversible.
Along with security inks, Petrel also deals in invisible
and bi-florescent fibers, where the colour of the fiber
differ according to wavelength of UV Lamp. Embedded in the
paper itself, these range of security fibers ensure that
the genuineness of the product can be identified at the
paper manufacturing level itself and hence makes it impossible
to the small counterfeiter to create features of that level.
A number of paper mills in India are equipped and have tested
and accepted the Petrel Fibers and able to offer security
papers for applications in mark sheets, university degrees,
book covers etc to secure them against counterfeiting.