Unfortunately, fraud is prevalent in today’s business environment.
One in every 10,000 business checks is fraudulently duplicated or
altered. The average loss is over $1500 per occirrence. To combat
fraud, Phillips Business Forms offers an array of standard and up-grade
features to defend against counterfeiting techniques such as chemical
alteration, erasure, toner removal and photocopying. The key to
selecting intelligent combinations of security features is to include
both overt (visible) and covert (hidden) characteristics. This alerts
check handlers and deters would-be thieves. Phillips offers a wide
variety of both visible and hidden, printed and built-in paper security
feature combinations that will ensure due diligence and deter fraud.
Border Copy Warning
A notice or warning designed to advise document handlers and potential
fraud artists of specific overt and covert safeguards present. Commonly
printed in reverse type on face of document above background screen
Miniature print or text which appears as screened line or border.
Type commonly consists of a company name or warning message that
is verified with a magnifying glass. Copied or scanned attempts
appear plugged and/or unreadable.
Logo or pattern printed in opaque ink normally on back of document.
Visible when viewed at 450 angle. Provides immediate verification
ODT Void Pantograph
Background designs or screens which expose a hidden “VOID”
pattern when scanned or copied. “VOID” commonly printed
in repeat pattern for the purpose of complicating counterfeiting
Hologaphic Foil Stamping
A hot stamped foil image appearing as three dimensional or rainbow
colored to the document handler. Unique and distinctive as a document
feature, it simultaneously serves as a safeguard. Copying and scanning
Ultraviolet (UV) Ink
Image(s) printed in invisible ink, when exposed under ultraviolet
(black) light appears as glowing, bright fluorescent color. UV ink
can he used as a second color in pantograph designs and/or as an
artificial watermark. Provides immediate verification of authenticity.
Pattern or logo formed into paper resulting in raised or three
dimensional image. Gives a distinctive and affluent appearance to
documents, especially when combined with foil stamping. Tactile
property of feature provides immediate verification.
Bleed Thru MICR & Arabic Numbers
Aniline dye in ink results in numbers penetrating paper, developing
into visible, ghosted or blurred image on back of document. Provides
immediate verification of authenticity.
A hot stamped decorative feature difficult to copy or scan. If
attempted, copied or scanned mage will appear mostly black due to
reflection effect. Available in solid color or as rainbow.
A symbol, indicating the presence it of security technologies,
is used to prevent copying, alterations, counterfeiting or other
fraudulent methods. The icon is a certified mark of the Financial
Stationers Association. It is printed on the face of documents with
a "warning box" commonly printed on the back.
Invisible unless exposed under ultraviolet (black) light where
fibers appear as bright, glowing yellow threads. Copiers cannot
Fluorescent Artificial Watermark
Visible under ultraviolet (black) light or when held at 45°
angle. Copier and/or scanner resistant.
A supplemental feature developed to thwart attempts by forgers
to alter laser printed documents. A unique surface treatment yields
greater adhesion of toner on surface of document. Any alteration
attempts (usually by cellophane tape) become clearly detectable.
Black and Blue Dye(s)
Dyes react to a wide variety of chemical solvents used to remove
information from documents. Black or blue stain clearly visible
upon placement of alteration solvents.
Multi-language Brown Stain VOID
Brown colored “VOID” appears in six languages (English,
Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Chinese) signaling contact
of a bleach or chlorine based ink eradicator on document. Provides
immediate notification that document is non-negotiable.