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Agfa Graphics Launches Security Solution

Friday, September 28, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

Brussels, Belgium, Labelexpo Europe - Stand 6H40 -  26 September 2007 - Agfa Graphics announced today that it has released a new security solution for those who want to offer their customers advanced protection from piracy and unlawful duplication of designs on packaging, labels and other printed materials. With Agfa's new :Secuseal 1.0, a set of plug-ins on Adobe Illustrator and applicable with all standard design workflows, designers can add security elements to any printed design.
:Secuseal was created for designers and printers who want to offer their customers more advanced security printing measures. Clients with concerns over packaging and labelling security would include makers of luxury goods, pharmaceutics, official documents, identity cards and other branded products.
"With :Secuseal, Agfa has built on existing security printing technology but has also re-envisioned it as a single, solid solution that works seamlessly with all workflows in which Adobe Illustrator is being used or PDFs created," said Koen Heyndrickx, Product Manager Security Printing SW, Agfa Graphics. "This is the start of an exciting and important new product line for Agfa that will address the security issues facing designers, printers and product managers in today's highly competitive marketplace."
The security modules of :Secuseal are able to create complex backgrounds or convert images into complex linework patterns. There are four modules in the plug-in set. Each allows a specific security measure to be implemented directly on a printed design.
With :Secuseal, anti-counterfeiting measures of printed images will be easier to initiate, more reliable and imitations will be more easily recognizable. The security level of any individual project can be determined by the designer, and the plug-ins are password-protected.
"The :Secuseal solution is both easy to learn and quick to implement, enabling designers, printers and product managers to protect the value of their designs, and to stay ahead of the competition and would-be counterfeiters," added Heyndrickx.




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