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Volume: 18 | Article ID: art00053_1
InkJet Counterfeiting on the Desktop: A Problem To Be Faced
  DOI :  10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.2002.18.1.art00053_1  Published OnlineJanuary 2002

“Counterfeiting on the desktop - ‘Taking Self Sufficiency to its own logical conclusion’ or ‘Problem to be faced’?” Reports from the USA would indicate that the US Treasury has spent as much as 72m in combating currency counterfeiting in previous years. Many of the counterfeits coming into circulation are produced in somebody's front room using low-cost scanners and inkjet printers. This session will include a review of the basic security features on banknotes, tickets and other “notes of value” (watermarks, foils, threads, optically variable ink, UV inks, magnetic inks, metamerism etc.) and the threat that easy, high quality colour reproduction on the desktop (specifically HQ inkjet) might pose to currency stability today and in the future. The session will finish with a discussion of possible ways that industry vendors and suppliers can help to mitigate and/or help deal with this threat without having to sacrifice print quality, performance and/or device capability.

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Tony Harris, "InkJet Counterfeiting on the Desktop: A Problem To Be Facedin Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP18),  2002,  pp 213 - 213,

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