Last updated 15 March 2018
These 3 innovative security features are part of the security printing techniques Gemalto has been developping over the years to prevent forgery, tampering, or counterfeiting.
They are classified in the level 1 of identity security.
Introducing 3 advanced security features
The new family of Gemalto's innovative Secure Surface features enhances the security of polycarbonate identity documents by combining different effects: light reflection, movement and tactile effects.
Designed to counter new type of forgeries on existing security features like changeable or multiple laser image (CLI/MLI), Gemalto Secure Surface offers visual and tactile effects that allows fast and efficiency document authenticity checks meaning security and conve nience for legitimate holders.
The next generation CLI/MLI (changeable or multiple laser image), developed by Gemalto, is an easy-to-check visible security feature trusted by border control authorities where several information (usually 2) such as a portrait, a logo, a symbol, a number can be seen depending on the viewing angle.
With Gemalto enhancements, it is now possible to have complex shapes and combinations of elements inside the CLI/MLI, making it extremely challenging to be copied or reproduced.
Secure Surface provides brand-new optical elements with light reflective and animation effects, revealed by tilting a document in different angles.
Furthermore, Secure Surface offers perceptible features for a polycarbonate document, such as surface embossing or braille. Gemalto can provide both positive and negative embossing on the same surface, making the full use of strong tactile effects. When combined with complex designs, they increase the security even further.
Secure Surface with various enhanced effects can elegantly be combined together and keep you one step ahead in the fight against fraud.
These features+ can be found on the new national ID card and biometric passport of Finland introduced in January 2017.
For more information on how to design a secure ID document in 2017, please visit our web dossier..
Polycarbonate: 2 decades of expertise
Polycarbonate has won the trust of
governments across the world.
Over 40 countries have chosen it for their
national identity or residence permit
programs. Close to 30 national passport
programs are using it.
Robust enough to resist intensive usage
and extreme climates, polycarbonate is
the most reliable and secure material for
IDs and passport data pages. To discover more about polycarbonate for IDs, please visit our page dedicated to the history of polycarbonate for documents.
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