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|Have You Looked Closely At Your Secure Business
Documents? Security Checks are a Good Idea!
STOP FRAUD! Security Checks are a good idea! With the growing risk of
fraud, it is increasingly important to protect your checks and other legal
documents. You can fulfill the requirements of showing ordinary
care and due diligence according to the Uniform Commercial
Code with a full-range of covert (hidden) and overt (visible) security
Counterfeiting of business documents is nothing new. What is
relatively new are the advances in personal computer, color copier and scanner
technologies that enable counterfeiters to reproduce documents more easily and
with higher quality. No security feature can eliminate fraud. Rather, security
measures are designed to make it more difficult to commit fraud and to
discourage criminals from targeting your documents.
can provide deterrence, prevention and authentication, which will minimize the
risk of having your checks and business documents tampered with or duplicated.
Most negotiable and valuable documents are targets for counterfeiters and
forgers. Protect more than just your checks by including security features on
gift certificates, membership cards, tickets, warranties, Titles of Ownership,
prescription pads and any other valuable or negotiable document.
|Wide varieties of security features are
available and more are continually being developed to protect documents. These
features can protect against chemical alteration, photocopying, cut and paste,
toner removal and other clever alteration techniques used by
||The bottom layer of any secured document should always be quality
security paper. Varieties of papers are available containing basic protection
to an arsenal of security features to help provide todays business
environment with better document safeguards.
Security papers can offer
basic features such as optical properties, invisible fibers, various chemical
reactives and toner anchorage. Papers with more advanced features may include
visible fibers, a larger variety of chemical reactives and true fourdrinier
watermarks to name a few.
Once the paper has been chosen, you may add a
variety of additional security features. Some features are easily seen while
others are invisible except under ultraviolet light.
|Available features include:
Invisible ink that can only be seen under an ultraviolet
light and cannot be duplicated on a color copier.
Printing Very small type that is readable under simple magnification
and becomes a solid line when copied or scanned. Micro printing is commonly
used for signature lines or borders. The MP symbol is used to indicate where
micro printing is present.
Toner Adhesion Prevents
the removal of laser applied information from checks and documents by the use
Bleed-Through MICR and Arabic Numbering
Aniline dye soaks into the paper fibers and bleeds through to the
back of the paper in red ink, making it visible on the back of the
| Rainbow Numbering Appears as a combination of
red and blue on the face of the document.
Ink Heat sensitive ink that changes color when exposed to heat. A
spot designed into a check or document will change color when held between
thumb and finger.
Custom Artificial Watermark A
custom artificial watermark can be printed on the back of your check or
document in white opaque ink and viewed when held at an angle.
Holographic Foil Icon Company logo or other icon
fused to the paper using a patterned metallic foil.
Pantograph A multi-color background in which two or more colors
create a gradient effect, change density and blend with each other, making it
difficult to reproduce accurately on a color copier.
Inks Softer finish ink that will become tamper evident when erased.
Latent Images Printed hidden images behind
intricate designs not easily detectable with the human eye and difficult to
Holograms Three-dimensional metallic image
stamped on the paper.
Diagonal Dimensional Backers
Different spacing of diagonal lines used as an anti-cut and paste device.
Audit Control and Modulus Numbering Sequential
numbering with or without mod check digitsequential numbering to verify
complete product/package count can include mod check digit routine.
|These are just a few of the many
security feature options available. Do not take any chances with your
documents. It is always better to have more security than you need rather than
needing security after you have been a victim of fraud.
SECURITY CHECK FEATURES
...help deter counterfeiters and forgers! Although it is impossible to prevent document fraud, you can make it more difficult to commit and discourage criminals from targeting your documents.
...are difficult to duplicate! Visible
security features such as micro printing, bleed through numbering and
true/artificial watermarks offer strong protection against color copying and
scanning. For maximum effect, your documents should include several security
...enhance the appearance of your documents! The
overall image of your company is presented in every printed piece. Intricate
pantographs using step and repeat patterns, warning bands and borders not only
help secure a document, but also enhance your companys reputation and
...help reduce the risk of liability in cases of fraud!
Documents that are easy to copy, reproduce or alter those without
security present not only make you a target for fraud, but can make you
liable for losses!
...are worth the added cost! All of our stock
checks include basic security features. However, if it is necessary for your
check or other documents to have enhanced security, it is well worth the cost
even if it only saves you from fraud once. We can provide whatever level of
security you need, often at no additional cost.
Holden Beach, NC
Phone: 888.328.2311 / Fax: 888.328.1060