From passports to banknotes, lottery tickets and various means to control property access and secure physical assets, secure printing has been big industry for decades. It’s an ongoing war against counterfeiters and other perpetrators of fraud or theft.
PE is the latest weapon in the arsenal.
Cost is a huge factor in this industry. Many printed products are themselves low cost commodity items. It simply isn’t feasible to employ conventional electronics as security measures due to the prohibitive cost of such solutions.
With PE, security features can easily be produced and incorporated at a very low cost. New and improved security features are also possible. These include biometric signatures that use physical identifiers such as a fingerprint, and electronic track and trace, in which a user can use their mobile device to scan and verify the legitimacy of a printed product.