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Technology Security printing solution: GhostTag by Arjowiggins Security
 
Protection strategy Product authentication
Product identification
Type Covert or coded feature
System Automatic Authentication
Reader authentication
Medium Secondary pack
Authentication/Identificaton Authentication
Identification
Traceability Yes
Cost reader around 150€ (“double reader”: can be used for the Tag’spheres solution)
Required equipment Product equipped of the GhostTag solution and the dedicated reader
Vertification level Rights holders possessing the correct reader
N.B.
Description GostTag is a security printing solution invisible to the naked eye. A maker is include in the invisible ink, only a dedicated reader can detect it and “read” it. GhostTag is associated with the secure serialization marking line developed by Arjowiggins Security (Secumatrix), thus the product can be authenticated and identified. GhostTag can be implemented in all kinds of printing environments (e.g. traditional inkjet printing setup) and on a multitude of print mediums, it is delivered in ink-cartridge format.
 
Strengths Undetectable to the naked eye, under neither ultraviolet nor infrared light;
No training needed;
Instant authentication;
Cost effective;
Invisible;
Recognition of the particular chemical signature possible: serialization allowing identification of the product;
 
Limitations Do not guarantee product integrity or tamper evidence used by itself: pack can be refilled and reused;
Person needs to know where to “read” the inscription;
Reader for authentication and identification only available for rights holders and authorities, not user verifiable for now;
Person needs to have the dedicated reader to detect the marker;
 
  Links:http://www.security.arjowiggins.com/FR/protection_des_marques/authentification.php#02

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