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Toppan develops technology to print invisible latent images on embossed part of paper


Toppan has developed a technology to print invisible latent images on embossed part of paper using its special emboss photoengraving technology. The new technology will prevent fabrication of marketable securities such as gift cards and certificates of shares and bonds, written statement of an expert opinion and certificates of luxuries such as jewels and precious metals and packages of high-end items and premium gifts. The special emboss photoengraving technology embosses paper using a special embossing plate, making an uneven surface forming a variety of fine letters and designs.


Toppan expects to deliver the system to about 10 companies by the end of fiscal 2010. Pricing for a plate making starts from ¥350,000 ($3090) while that for a practical plate is about ¥200,000($1765). Printing cost is charged separately.Toppan will also sell the technology to overseas, where demand for forgery prevention tools is strong.




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