Anti-counterfeit label supports colour images

Fujifilm in Japan has introduced an anti-counterfeit label that supports colour images.

ForgeGuard is available in three types: sticker label

Fujifilm Corporation in Japan has introduced an anti-counterfeit label that supports full-colour images.

Called ForgeGuard, the label regulates light wavelengths on the nano-optic level, allowing users with special viewers to see hidden full-colour images or text that are nearly impossible to fake. Anyone looking at the high-resolution colour image can immediately see whether an item is genuine or fake by simply examining it under the viewer.

The company says the use of a special viewer makes the label difficult to forge, as it effectively masks the type of anti-counterfeit technology applied.

ForgeGuard is available in three types: a sticker label; an ID-size laminating pouch with ForgeGuard in the ID photo section; and as a roll film with ForgeGuard on the full surface. Fujifilm's digital drawing system eliminates the need to prepare an original printing plate or special mould, and accommodates small-lot orders of around 100,000 pieces.

ID-size laminating pouch with ForgeGuard in the ID photo section

The label offers advanced durability against heat and light (five-hour heat resistance at 200°C and approximately 20-year light resistance under indirect sunlight [500 lux x 12 hours/day]). It can withstand outdoor use or application to industrial products/parts, used under harsh conditions including high temperatures.

Logos and various other images may be printed on ForgeGuard, which can be used on ID cards, pharmaceutical packs and in advertising and PR materials.

Roll film with ForgeGuard on the full surface

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