Gemalto unveils two new enhanced security features for ID documents

by March 23, 2018 0 comments

Gemalto announced the launch of two new laser-personalized innovations designed to further increase the security of official identity documents. These advanced security features are available immediately as additional options in the Gemalto Color Laser Shield secure identity solutions range and are supported by major brands of personalization equipment.

Colour laser engraving is the most secure way to personalize documents.  It has won the trust of progressive government bodies worldwide and is gaining further momentum in 2018. In addition to colour portraits of exceptional sharpness secured by four-colour lasers, the two new security features can now be applied to the polycarbonate documents such as national ID cards, passports, healthcare cards, driver’s licenses, voting and resident permit cards.

The new enhancements are highly sophisticated but simple to adopt by the government agents in the field. They are designed to counter forgery while remaining easy for officials to verify their authenticity, thereby providing greater convenience for legitimate holders.

· Gemalto Color Variable Microtext adds colour to personalized micro text, a strong level 2 security feature (visible with a magnifier). It combines colour and high resolution to engrave sharp characters and is difficult to forge and copy. Only authorized entities can access Color Laser Shield technology. 

· Gemalto Color Window – a transparent window inside the polycarbonate card which is colour laser-engraved with a portrait making it impossible to copy and enabling quick checking. Any attempts by forgers to tamper with the document will be immediately visible. As a see-through element in colour, it is an ‘eye catcher’ that enables instant inspection of the entire layer structure.

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