INVISIBLE INK – WHEN PROTECTION MEETS DISCRETION

INVISIBLE INK – WHEN PROTECTION MEETS DISCRETION

Most of us, back in our younger days, have written secret notes with lemon juice that would only appear when brought close to a heat source. Although the comparison is quite simple, invisible ink works according to the same principle. As such, it adds a security element to your special projects. Here’s how Profecta uses this printing technology:

WHAT IS INVISIBLE INK?

Invisible ink is printed on a digital press and cannot be seen with the naked eye. It is made visible with A UV lamp (black light). The UV light exposes the printed parts of a yellow phosphorescent tone. This printing technology can be used for many practical and aesthetic purposes.

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WHY IS IT AN ASSET?

Because the ink is invisible to the naked eye, it can be used to print security features such as serial numbers or codes on the labels. It is a great way to protect your products against counterfeiting and/or brand image theft. For example, combined with variable printing, serial numbers can be printed on pharmaceutical labels to validate their authenticity. The same principle can be applied to wine labels, where a production batch code can be added without impacting the design. Security is an increasingly important issue for businesses and invisible ink offers an innovative way to protect your products.

ITS APPLICATIONS

Invisible ink can be used on a variety of substrates, but porous materials offer better results. Here are some examples of applications for this technology :

  • Batch numbers
  • Security numbers
  • Barcode / QR codes
  • Serial numbers
  • Watermarks
  • Brand Images
  • Aesthetic / Creative
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Many combinations can be used to make your labels more secure, or for creative purposes to make your labels stand out even more. However, we advise you to avoid gradients, as they do not work properly with invisible ink.

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Visual of the label WITHOUT invisible ink

Visual of the label WITH invisible ink

This new printing technology adds to the ever-growing range of products and services offered at Profecta. If you have any questions or would like more information, our team will be happy to help you make your projects a success!

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