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Security Thread

Security Thread is a thin strip of polymer film precisely embedded or windowed into the paper. The thread can be microprinted, demetalized, have UV features, and have optically variable characteristics.

This Security Thread 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.


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