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Errors in travel documents

Prior to 1 April 2010, which was the ICAO deadline for member States to begin issuance of machine readable passports, much emphasis was placed...

Security features in composite material documents

Technical and commercial advantages of composite materials over ‘monoblock’ polycarbonate (PC) have led to their increased use in secure electronic and non-electronic ID documents....

A rapid response for a safer world

In November 2010, the International Criminal Police Organization’s (INTERPOL) General Assembly officially endorsed an initiative encouraging its 188 member countries to officially recognise the...

Disruptive technologies in security printing

This article is based on the report “Ten-year Forecast of Disruptive Technologies in Security Printing” published by Pira International in August 2010. The report...

The replication of biophotonic structures

Photonic devices are based on regularly structured materials or material combinations with periodicities in the order of the wavelength of visible light. These structures...