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Security Printing, A Part Of Optical Security Systems Or Vice Versa?
Author(s): Karel J Schell
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Paper Abstract

The increasing need for optical security systems can be perfectly illustrated by reviewing the developments in security printing. The invention of photography in the 19th century forced the production of securities to introduce colour. Colour photography was encountered by the introduction of fine line structures, etc. The hate-love relationship between security printing and optical security systems has been beneficial for both of them in the past. With the invention of lasers and the application of the laser technology in the graphic arts, a merger of security printing and optical security systems has taken place.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 1988
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0900, Imaging Applications in the Work World, (11 May 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944688
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Karel J Schell, Joh. Enschede and Sons (The Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0900:
Imaging Applications in the Work World
Ronald J. Clouthier; Gary K. Starkweather; Andrew G. Tescher; Thomas L. Vogelsong, Editor(s)

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