More than 140 exhibitors and 1,800 visitors from all continents participated in the Security Document World (SDW) exhibition, which took place in Westminster, London. The SDW conference and exhibition has become one of the world’s largest gatherings of technology suppliers, security document printers, infrastructure providers and integrators in the fast-moving security document market.
The main focus of the three-day conference was networking amongst the industry’s top movers from governmental and industry sectors for document security, e-passports, visas, driving licences, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti-counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more.
Flint Group’s security stand brought together, for the first time, the diverse portfolio of security products that exist in the company, to showcase their strong positions in currency, plates and digital printing.
As the leading supplier of photopolymer printing plates, Flint Group Flexographic Products provides plates for direct and indirect letterpress printing, stencil plates, intaglio master plates and plates for coating applications. Billions of banknotes and tax stamps are printed using Flint Group nyloprint plates, with a resolution of 10,000 dpi for highest precision of micro text and guilloche patterns.
As a leading supplier of digital printing presses, Xeikon, Flint Group’s digital solution division have supplied the machinery and digital workflow for the first fully digitally printed tax stamp. The design is fully in line with the resolution (1200 dpi) of the digital press. Xeikon’s digital printing solutions offer specific security features such as variable numbers and images, microtext, guilloches and barcodes, hidden images, digital intaglio, track and trace and the Xeikon clear toners containing taggants and UV fluorescence.
The security market is a key development area for Flint Group, with focus on introducing leading edge security solutions for all segments including Flexible packaging, narrow web, paper and board, sheetfed and digital solutions. This cross-divisional, global approach will enable security printers and brand owners access to a suite of security products including security printing plates, conventional security inks and digital security solutions offering overt and covert detection.