Agfa Graphics unveils new upgrades to Arziro, dedicated end-to-end security printing ecosystem
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Press release from the issuing company
Agfa Graphics has released new versions of two elements within its Arziro ecosystem for the general security printing market. Arziro Design 3.0 drives comprehensive and flexible security printing, offering new security design features and integration with Arziro Authenticate 2.0 – the updated version of Agfa Graphics’ ultra-safe, encrypted distribution platform. Both solutions will be displayed at the Graphitec trade fair from 30 May to June 1 in Paris.
Complete solution, seamless compatibility
With the availability of new technologies, counterfeiting is on the rise, posing serious risks to businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. Pushing the boundaries of novel design, complexity and discretion, the Arziro ecosystem is capable of outsmarting forgers while streamlining the design process and production workflows of certificates, breeder documents, security cards, labels, stamps, vouchers, tickets, packages and more. The newest upgrade – Arziro Design 3.0 – offers full integration with Arziro Authenticate 2.0 as well as enhanced compatibility and functionality.
“With Arziro Design 3.0, users have the ability to develop extremely complex designs quickly and easily through a dedicated plugin,” says Andy Grant, Global Head of Software at Agfa Graphics. “On Mac or PC, users can smoothly work in the latest versions of Adobe Illustrator, enriching designs with customized security elements and using new tools and functions that aid in creating even more unique and complex security graphics. The upgrade also includes a brand-new module connecting it seamlessly with Arziro Authenticate as well as Arziro Plus, an advanced module for governments and security printers.”
Linking design, security and encrypted authentication
Arziro Authenticate 2.0 adds an even deeper layer of safety and security to the design sharing process by combining a dynamically generated QR code with a secure graphic. Anybody can check the authenticity of a design, document or solution by scanning its code via a smartphone, enabling at the same time the product owner to receive insightful user data in the process. With even greater business-focused functionality, Arziro Authenticate 2.0 includes additional functionality for driving customer engagement, e-commerce and supply chain management (track & trace) but also the possibility to create hybrid codes. For these hybrid codes, the security elements are printed in offset, flexo or gravure and the serialization elements are printed during a separate process with a digital printer such as an industrial inkjet printer.
“Totally integrable with Arziro Design 3.0, this upgrade of Arziro Authenticate is so much more than a secure authentication solution. It comes with new alert functionality, incorporates Google Analytics tools and supports hybrid codes and even more supply chain management (SCM) tags that can be customized according to intended markets or distributors,” Grant continues. “Even more, businesses can benefit from the rich data available to them through the Arziro SaaS server.”
Arziro Plus: powered by possibility
The premium version of Arziro is only available to certified security printers and governmental departments. Arziro Plus offers users complete security design freedom. For example, it comes with a new module, Arziro Blend, which generates new elements based on one or more selected elements with specific line distances and line weights, for even more design possibilities. In addition, Arziro Plus enables greater control of the output and printability of the designs, as well as advanced efficiency-enhancing functionalities.
“Arziro is a dedicated solution for the general security market, which is inspired by Fortuna, Agfa Graphics’ high security design solution. The complete Arziro security design ecosystem adds several new facets to the concept of state-of-the-art document security, using it not only to protect assets and information, but also to drive your business,” Grant concludes.
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