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Technology Microprinting
 
Protection strategy Product authentication
Type Overt feature
System Printing technology
Medium Secondary packaging
Authentication/Identificaton Authentication
Traceability No
Cost Price on request
Required equipment Magnification tool
Vertification level Pharmacist;
User
N.B.
Description Text printed in very small size (25-150 microns usually), it requires magnification in order to be visualized. Difficult to reproduce: generally too small to be accurately photocopied or scanned.
 
Strengths Low cost;
Can deter simple attempts at counterfeiting (such as photocopying);
Easily verifiable with a magnification tool;
 
Limitations Not considered high security option;
Can be reproduced with high resolution scanner and printer;
 
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