Metallic Inks

These inks often contain metallic pigments containing particles that mimic metals like aluminum or bronze. They are used as components of printing inks to simulate metallic or other highly reflective surfaces. Metallic ink is not a security ink in the strict sense, as it is freely available to any commercial printer; however, metallic ink is a typical anti-copy ink, as a copy (including one produced by a desktop printer) cannot render the original effect.