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Technology Colorshift inks
 
Protection strategy Product authentication
Type Overt feature
System Security inks
Medium Secondary packaging
Authentication/Identificaton Authentication
Traceability No
Cost Price on request
Required equipment none
Vertification level Pharmacist;
User
N.B. Colorshift features for pharmaceutical uses are usually printed by silkscreen or flexography. Two or more Colorshift inks can also be combined in designs that can produce different images at different angles. Can also be combined with other inks such as machine readable taggants or polarizing inks.
Description Colorshift effect, upon changing the angle of view, the ink change its color abruptly and clearly (very few intermediate colors)
 
Strengths User verifiable;
Guarantee label authenticity;
Resistant to counterfeiting;
 
Limitations Cost;
The underlying physics and the required production processes are rather complex;
 
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