announced the commercial launch of its SICPASTAR Hot Stamp secure color-shift solution, which provides enhanced security for plastic cards and value documents, including credit cards, birth certificates, vital records and other high-value documents.
SICPASTAR Hot Stamp provides more intuitive, unambiguous authentication by creating an instantly recognizable color shift integrated into almost any design when viewed at different angles.
The availability of SICPA’s proprietary SICPASTAR color-shifting ink as a hot-stamp feature, provides a cost-effective alternative to existing hot-stamped solutions and increases efficiency for both printers and issuers of documents and cards.
This innovation allows any printer with hot stamp capabilities to seamlessly incorporate proven color-shift design and security into their production process.
The use of inexpensive proprietary dies also eliminates origination fees, significantly reduces implementation lead time, and allows customers greater flexibility to individualize order size based on production needs when compared to other types of hot-stamped security features.
“Citizens and industry stakeholders place enormous trust in the security and authenticity of financial cards, identity documents, and other vital records,” said Karen Gardner, chief marketing officer of SICPA North America. “As counterfeiters and criminals become more sophisticated, we know how essential it is to continuously innovate in order to provide reliable, cost-effective security solutions. SICPASTAR Hot Stamp’s proprietary, counterfeit-resistant color shift and application allows for easy, widespread implementation and helps ensure that all parties can quickly and confidently differentiate authentic documents from forgeries.”