Kodak Adds Security Ink Capabilities to the VERSAMARK VL-Series PrintingSystems

Whether the true value of a printed piece is measured as financial,political or social, advanced efforts to protect, track and authenticate thatitem are critical as printers and their clients work to combat counterfeiting.Designed to reduce the fraudulent use and reproduction of counterfeit items,Kodak’s new Security Ink for the KODAK VERSAMARK VL2000/2200 and VL4000/4200Printing Systems enables printers to add unique security features invisible tothe naked eye.

The Security Ink, available now worldwide, is affordable and easy to use inapplications such as ballot and coupon verification, and for any transactionaldocuments requiring validation. Transactional and commercial printers offeringdirect mail, transactional, loyalty and check printing will benefit from thesecurity features made possible with the new ink.

 “Security is a big issue in today’s global marketplace,” said KevinJoyce, Worldwide Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Digital PrintingSolutions, Kodak. “Kodak’s new Security Ink provides an affordable option forenhancing security during the printing process. From helping to ensure fairelections around the globe to reducing ticket fraud at major events, thissolution adds tremendous value to the printed piece and helps our customersbetter serve the needs of their clients.”

Another feature of the Security Ink is the ability to track and trace viabarcode readers. The invisible barcodes printed on the piece make it possibleto record its use and location when it is scanned. The Security Ink is appliedby the VERSAMARK VL-Series Printing Systems to documents printed onnon-optically brightened papers, and is invisible under normal UV light.However, when viewed under either short wavelength (254 nm) or long wavelength(366 nm) UV light, it fluoresces the print with a whitish blue color, enablingthe user to read and verify its authenticity.

KODAK Products are backed by KODAK Service and Support.KODAK Service andSupport is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120countries. It is a leading multi vendor integrated services provider,delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for thecommercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging and data storageindustries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified toprovide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimizebusiness risk.

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