Gemalto won a new Sesames award at the 2012 CARTES & IDentification industry conference for its PrintPixel security feature. The winning innovation is being showcased on the Gemalto booth, Hall 3, Entrance.
Category | Manufacturing & tests
PrintPixel is a highly secure printing technology that allows color
photographs to be permanently embedded into polycarbonate identity cards. The
remarkable innovation combines the security of laser engraving, which enables
markings deep into the card body, with the quality of color portraits.
Conventional surface printing techniques for applying color portraits to polycarbonate cards are vulnerable to counterfeit as well as simple wear and tear. PrintPixel overcomes these limitations by retaining the deep marking characteristics of grey-scale laser engraving, but improving these with color capabilities. PrintPixel is performed independently of the card production process to provide a greater degree of flexibility for personalization of documents.