Micro-Marques™ & Planchettes

Planchettes are usually small circular discs, which can be coloured or invisible with U.V. fluorescence, however, with us, they can also take other forms and comprise different effects:

Micro-Marques are precision cut into small paper shapes and symbols. For this we have developped specialist tooling and processes, creating eye catching high security elements. You can see them in the “look through” of the document, which gives the appearance of a miniature watermark.

Optically Variable Planchettes are made from iridescent, or holographic material. Printing or copying techniques cannot replicate the iridescent effect and the Planchettes appear as black dots on a copied document.

UV Switch is another type of optically variable effect that makes use of transmitted and reflected U.V. fluorescence. By combining several fluorescent layers and U.V. filters, we create a unique and impressive colour switch that’s almost impossible to counterfeit. By combining this effect with our Micro-Marques, a sophisticated public feature with covert security is created.

Multi-layer security

Planchettes and Micro-Marques™ can be made with an impressive array of features. Choose from any of the effects shown below.