3M™ Personalization Solutions is a complete process for the printing of secure documents. It uses breakthrough technology developed by 3M-AiT to transfer full colour digital images into secure personal ID documents - cost effectively.
The 3M™ Personalization Solutions transfer process for secure document personalisation is designed to provide a highly secure, high quality digital document without the high costs of specialised printers and consumables. It allows common formats and security features to be implemented for all issued documents regardless of place of issue. 3M™ Personalization Solutions delivers superior security and a tamper resistant solution that is cost-effective for high and low volume issuance sites.
3M-AiT's patent pending process incorporates a direct toner transfer printing technique to print data on a special paper substrate and then transfer by heat and pressure to the data page. It is a semi-automated process compatible with all existing materials and allows personalisation of secure ID documents with high quality colour digital images, facial images, signatures, fingerprints, phantom images, 2D barcodes.
The significant advantages of 3M™ Personalization Solutions approach are:
HIGHLY SECURE DOCUMENTS The 3M™ Personalization Solutions process results in a highly secure document. Because the transfer of the toner from the transfer sheet to the document is done with heat and pressure, the toner is forced to migrate substantially into the paper of the data page. This renders the resulting document, independent of the subsequent lamination process, highly resistant to attack for the purpose of forgery.
COST-EFFECTIVE, GENERIC CONSUMABLES The 3M™ Personalization Solutions transfer paper is a generic consumable that does not require inventory control. Therefore it is only necessary to control access to the laminate and booklets - as in any secure printing process - to ensure that the distribution of the materials is controlled.
REDUCED OPERATING COSTS A dramatic reduction is realized in the cost of consumables and in life cycle operating costs. This is achieved by using a proven, reliable, industry-standard colour laser printer.
COMPATABILITY WITH EXISTING MATERIALS The 3M™ Personalization Solutions transfer process is designed to work with various industry-standard, high quality security laminates, and 3M-AiT forensic engineering has tested 3M™ Personalization Solutions in combination with many well-known products. This compatibility enables issuers to continue to enjoy the non-copy and counterfeiting security features of laminates they currently use.
For a high quality, cost-effective solution to secure document printing, 3M™ Personalization Solutions delivers.
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