Security Foil is a patterned thin, metallic layer stamped onto a document. Can be flat or embossed to create a raised image. Foils scan poorly and are impossible to reproduce with printers or photocopiers.
This Security Foil feature is effective primarily in document-present situations where the original document can be examined by a trained professional or scanned with a specialized 3-illumination ID scanner and analyzed with adequate forgery detection technology.
Usability in online and mobile onboarding situations is challenging as the examination is made not on the physical document but on a photograph or scanned image of it.