Spectral Taggant™ Security Ink

Secure Security Ink

Security printing with security inkMicrotrace’s Spectral Taggant is a security ink specifically for security printing applications. When developing the Spectral Taggant, Microtrace did so from the perspective of a counterfeiter. Safe guards were put in place to make reverse engineering or replicating extremely difficult if not impossible. Microtrace’s Spectral Taggant is a proprietary, multi-component chemistry requiring advanced manufacturing and synthesis. They are designed and manufactured in house by Microtrace.

Microtrace’s proprietary Spectral Reader is a sophisticated hand held device which gathers hundreds of data points per reading to ensure an exact match to the Spectral Taggant signature. Even a small change in the substrate or printing technique could lead to a failed reading. This level of accuracy is required to ensure the detector cannot be fooled by even the most determined counterfeiter. The Spectral Reader is simple to use in the field for all security printing applications.

Spectral reader for security ink

Security printing with spectral readers

Product Specifications

  • Common Use
  • Security Printing
    High volume print applications
    Consumer packaging, tax revenue stamps, banknotes, currency
    Brand Protection
    Product Authentication

  • Pros
  • Advanced proprietary chemistry and manufacturing process
    Sophisticated proprietary reader
    Uniquely encoded
    Quick & simple field verification
    Non-destructive test
    Delivered as press ready ink in virtually any type and color

  • Cons
  • Use is limited to security inks printed in a small, concentrated location