HP Inc. has announced HP Indigo Secure, a new suite of security and brand protection solutions.
The company hopes that these solutions will help security printers and print service providers protect their customers from counterfeiters and other product threats, the impact of which is estimated to reach $4.2 trillion, globally, in the next few years.
In tandem with this announcement, HP has also unveiled the HP Indigo 6K Secure Press, the first HP Indigo digital press designed especially for the security printing market, delivering end-to-end security solutions featuring multi-security layers printed in one pass.
The HP Indigo Secure suite includes hardware, software, media, and inks for security printing and brand protection, based on proprietary HP Indigo LEP technology and partner solutions.
According to the company, its new suite offers printers the ability to mix and match a wide range of innovative and advanced security elements and designs that are easy to print and hard to copy.
Capabilities include multi-layered measures of overt and covert elements, with any combination of invisible inks, infrared inks, variable data printing, unique serialized IDs, QR codes, serialized microtext, guilloche patterns, and cloud-connected track and trace.
HP Indigo Secure is designed for governments, financial institutions, and other institutions that handle currency, personal identifications, and other secure documents as well as documents worth money, such as tax stamps, gaming documents, and more.
Meanwhile, the brand protection solutions are designed for brands that are increasingly forced to confront counterfeiting issues.
“With the rise in counterfeiting, brands and governments are searching for new ways to help reduce intellectual property violations, losses, and keep the general public safe,” says Ronen Yancu, head of strategy and business management at HP Indigo.
“The new security printing options enabled by LEP digital technology and our solution partners will help meet these needs in ways that were not possible before.”