Document Security Begins with Expert Design

When designing an effective security device, there are many issues to consider. The experts at ITW Security Division are here to help you assess your needs and develop a solution that best achieves your goals.

 

Beyond being attractive and displaying important personal details, identity documents must address the unique authentication needs of disparate users—border guards, government institutions, banks, retail establishments, etc. In most cases, a combination of overt, covert, and forensic security features is required for simple verification as well as more complex validation using simple to highly complex technical tools. The development and integration of these features into a document’s design requires skillful planning to deliver a meaningful, cohesive, and effective security document. This is where we shine.

Document Security Experts

ITW Security Division’s document security experts are highly skilled in ascertaining document security threats, identifying material and technology weaknesses, and developing innovative solutions to safeguard against counterfeiting and alteration. Technologically, we offer the industry’s broadest range of holographic and printed security features for the protection and authentication of government and personal ID documents, including passports, national IDs, driving licenses, healthcare and voting cards, birth and marriage certificates, and many other forms of identification.

Innovation and Development

As an independently operated division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), a Fortune 200 company, we have the financial resources necessary to continually invest in new technology, research, and development.

Reputation for Excellence

Our Covid® and Fasver® brands have developed a global reputation for producing some of the industry’s most advanced security solutions with overt, covert, and forensic security features. Integrating the technologies of these brands enables us to offer our clients custom solutions with a highly differentiated set of security features incorporating Covid® holographic and nonholographic optical devices, and Fasver® proprietary print and coating technologies. The resulting product offering includes some of the industry’s most secure features designed to prevent counterfeiting and aid the authentication of genuine documents.

Solutions for Every Substrate

Whether the project involves paper, PVC, polycarbonate (PC), synthetic paper, or one of many other available substrates, we produce holographic and printed security features that can be incorporated into the document to ensure its security and reliable authentication.

Using this Guide

This brochure provides an initial outline for your document security project. While it is by no means a comprehensive guide, it should provide you with a good basis for identifying the security elements you would like to include in your document program. Of course, we are available to assist you at any stage in the process.


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