Counterfeiting is an ancient phenomenon, historically reserved for banknotes, coins, securities, checks, identity documents, passports, etc.
but recently the attack has extended to consumer products with serious economic and image damage to the manufacturing companies.
The threat becomes even more dangerous considering the serious risks to public health in the case of the
counterfeiting of pharmaceutical products.
The products to which the forgers pay the greatest attention
Software, DVDs, CDs, accessories and electronic components
Luxury goods (high fashion, accessories, leather goods, watches, perfumery, etc.)
Consumer goods in the various product sectors, especially of well-known and prestigious brands
Types of anti-counterfeiting labels
HI-TECH inks (visible and invisible UV, visible and invisible only readable with appropriate reading devices, thermochromic, etc.)
embedded multi-colored printing with different technologies
the printing of automatically readable codes associated with verification systems
printing on watermarked paper (eg pharmaceuticals for SSN)
hidden coloured printing fabric using special inks