International Ink Company
(IIC) has always placed a high priority on their R&D department,
which has led to the development of many new Security Inks and
Coatings. As a result
of internal R&D, acquisitions and collaborative relationships,
IIC produces Inks and Coatings for Flexographic, Offset, Intaglio,
Letterpress, Rotogravure and Silkscreen printing.
IIC does not employ
sales personnel, preferring that those personnel who work with
customers have both a chemistry background and hands on experience
in the printing industry. We believe that cross trained personnel
can better comprehend printing requirements and problems and work
with your printing personnel to provide realistic and cost effective
solutions to the many different printing requirements.
IIC is believed to now
offer the most comprehensive range of Security Inks of any company
in the world. Serving
customers worldwide, IIC continues to provide fast and reliable
service at competitive prices, irrespective of where the customer
may be located.
The IIC website at (www.iicink.com)
provides far greater detail on the wide variety of Security and
Commercial Inks offered; however, listed are several recent examples
of the unique and innovative service IIC provides as a matter of
routine to our customers:
One of the world’s largest postal services found they were losing
millions of dollars a year because of counterfeit stamps because
their electronic mail sorting equipment could not distinguish
counterfeit from genuine stamps.
Presented with the problem, IIC developed an invisible
coating that with one application during the printing process
ensures that the electronic sorting machines will now reject stamps
that do not have the IIC coating thereby saving millions of dollars
A large printing company with a number of plants in various
countries in South and North America had a requirement for a UV
Dual-Band Invisible Ink (366nm and 254nm), but was only able to
obtain a Single-Band Invisible Ink.
Given the requirement, IIC developed a Dual-Band Invisible
Ink that can be used in any printing process and which will show one
color under long wave UV and a different color under short wave UV.
For example: Blue to Red, Green to Orange, Red to Green, Blue
to Green, etc.
One of the largest Asian printing companies asked IIC to
develop Ink that would permit them to produce legible micro printing
on a Flexographic press. IIC
quickly developed Ink that permits 2000-line Anilox printing, which
permits them to print ˝ point micro text.
Waterbased Scratch Off Inks: Since IIC is among the world’s most successful Ink
manufacturers to support the rapidly growing Lottery and Commercial
Game industries, IIC has developed one of the most secure,
high-opacity Waterbased Scratch Off Inks in the market.
These Inks are produced in different colors such as Silver,
Charcoal, etc., for Flexographic, Rotogravure and Silkscreen
printing. With our
extensive knowledge of the requirements of these industries, IIC has
built every type of security possible into these Inks to produce a
secure world-class ticket.
Invisible Benday Inks:
Benday are small lines that are printed above or below the
variable image. Most of
the Benday is printed in Visible Ink, however, IIC has developed
Invisible Benday Ink, which adds even more security to scratch off
developed Security Inks include the following, which are used to
preclude counterfeiting in Currency, Passports, Credit Cards,
Identity Cards and other types of high value Security Documents,
which addresses an increasingly important market, i.e., secure
printing to preclude identity theft and preclude the fraudulent use
of identity cards, passports, etc.
IR / Visible Ink:
This ink, which is completely invisible, is one of the most
secure Inks available in the market and is used by Mints to add an
additional security feature to Currency.
When the Ink is exposed to the proper wavelength, it emits a
color in the visible range. Inks
are produced in different varieties of wavelengths from 880 to 1050
IR/IR Inks: This
is visible Ink that has an IR pigment or dye included.
A visible light shows just the regular Ink, which would be
printed as an overprint with normal graphic Ink, other than carbon
black. Once it is
looked at in a dark room, using IR equipment, such as night vision
equipment, the IR part of the Ink will emit light.
is an Invisible Ink that absorbs a certain amount of IR/Laser
spectrum and emits the balance.
This Ink is custom made to the wavelength required in a range
from 800nm to 1200nm. This
Security Ink is at the highest end in the IR/Laser family.
The reader for this has to match the absorbed portion of the
spectrum, along with the bandwidth.
Since printing companies worldwide are faced with increased competition and higher production costs, IIC offers you unparalleled quality product, service and support.
For further information, contact International Ink Company
Tel: 770-531-0033 / Fax: 770-531-0099