Mortsel, Belgium – Agfa Graphics introduces the fourth version of Arziro Design, a complete, dedicated ecosystem for the general security printing market. This Adobe Illustrator plug-in update includes a host of new functions and two new features: a comprehensive guilloche generator and, for validated security printers and government entities, rainbow coloring capabilities to prevent forgeries and counterfeiting.
Where previous versions of Arziro Design were equipped with a guilloche library, this version also includes a guilloche generator. This allows the user to create guilloches that can be combined with other tools to create complex, state-of-the-art security design in Adobe Illustrator on Mac or PC. The design software is extremely user-friendly and offers endless possibilities.
“Counterfeiters are always looking for new ways to forge security prints. Therefore, in order to create effective security documents, adequate and reliable tools are needed. Arziro Design is constantly evolving to enable new security features and better performance”, Andy Grant, Global Head of Software at Agfa Graphics, explains. “Our tools and solutions ensure effective security printing and counteract the methods used by forgers to clone, falsify or illicitly use security documents.”
Rainbow or iris printing is a rainbow coloring process used in security printing to prevent color-accurate reproduction of the document by photocopiers or scanners. It protects security documents against color separation or copying by subtly merging colors into each other, resulting in a gradual color change. The new rainbow functionality in Arziro Design allows security designers to view the rainbow inks while creating the document, create inkjet proofs with the rainbow print visible and generate the correct output for print.
Custom-made security designs
Arziro Design is a dedicated product for the general security market and excels in user-friendliness. Unlike similar solutions, Arziro is a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator and, as such, does not run in a proprietary environment. This new version includes additional functionality in multiple modules that will boost the productivity for the creation of custom security designs.
“With Arziro, designers can enrich existing Adobe Illustrator designs with security design elements,” Andy Grant explains. “Our solution offers the best of both worlds: users can choose from pre-defined parameters or create unique ones.”
Arziro Design is part of the Arziro product family, a total solution for the general security market. The offering also includes Arziro Authenticate for authentication, track&trace and gray market detection via a smartphone; as well as Arziro Production, a prepress workflow solution adapted for the needs of the security market.