Polyvinyl chloride, commonly abbreviated PVC, is the third-most widely produced polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC comes in two basic forms: rigid (sometimes abbreviated as RPVC) and flexible. The rigid form of PVC is used for identification, bank or membership cards.

Cotton paper

Regardless of its components, the paper making recipe involves product (wood/cotton/linen), water, and energy to create. In short, the product is cleaned with water, then sent on to the pulping process where more water is used to separate the fibers from one another. Spreading the fibers out along a moving belt of wire mesh, heat…

Linen paper

Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Similar to wood, there are two primary flax fibers, short and long. The short is used for a coarser final product, and the long fibers for higher quality products. Most of these high-end products are the result of hand sorting the raw flax…

Deliberate Error

An intentional printing mistake known only to the manufacturer and inspection officials. Typically, seen as a single event in a repeating sequence, in an attempt to trip-up criminals who try to recreate the image.

Intelligent Barcode

A code consisting of a group of dots or grid patterns with spaces that are designed to be scanned with a 2D camera. Codes can contain over 700Kb data that are capable of embedding color photographs of an individual or component, iris, facial, and fingerprint identification templates in the code itself. Codes may be read…