New Leibinger security ink reveal pirated products

PrintAction Staff
January 04, 2019
By PrintAction Staff
Leibinger has developed a new security ink designed to be quickly and cost-effectively integrated into packaging lines to help protect against product piracy. Suitable for use in the Leibinger JET3up PI – an inkjet printer that codes product packaging made of plastic, cardboard and even glass or tins – at first glance, the ink looks like a classic black ink but under a special UV-light, tiny fluorescent pigments begin to glow greenish.

If it remains black, it’s a fake, Leibinger explains.

“We want to protect manufacturers and consumers from these serious damages,” says Christina Leibinger, Managing Owner of Paul Leibinger GmbH & Co. KG, the industrial printer manufacturer from Baden-Württemberg. “Security ink is designed to identify product pirates and help hold them accountable, while giving manufacturers a tool to defend themselves against false damage claims and increasing consumer protection. The ink itself is very difficult to copy, since we use security pigments that are not available at every turn.”

Another advantage, the company says, is increased reliability. “The more equipment is involved in the packaging process, the greater the risk of costly production downtime. Our two-in-one solution – coding and authentication – increases production reliability and reduces maintenance and investment costs. The somewhat higher costs of the security ink compared to standard black ink are quickly amortized,” she says.

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