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Secure future for DOVIDs
Author(s): Ian M. Lancaster; Lewis T. Kontnik
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Paper Abstract

For almost 15 years the use of holograms in security printing, and latterly the use of many types of hologram and related DOVID (Diffractive optically variable image device) in security printing and brand authentication, has been the most significant single application of this technology. In the first part of this paper we examine the mutual importance of security DOVIDs to the security print sector and to DOVID producers. We then show how this sector has driven the research and development of new types of DOVID -- it is the application that has funded many companies and stimulated the introduction of many new techniques and processes. We then demonstrate what this level of commitment to DOVIDs by the security print sector means for the future and ask whether there is another 15 years in this field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3314, Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence Techniques II, (1 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.304684
Show Author Affiliations
Ian M. Lancaster, Reconnaissance International and International Hologram Manufacturers Association (United Kingdom)
Lewis T. Kontnik, Reconnaissance International and International Hologram Manufacturers Association (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3314:
Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence Techniques II
Rudolf L. van Renesse, Editor(s)

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