Security Document World - Day 2: Re-Think the Ink: Innovations in Digital Printing
"Digital printing of polycarbonate for security documents"
In November 2010, Germany launched the electronic ID card, which marked the onset of the a digital printing technology that incorporates polycarbonate-based inks into polycarbonate card bodies. This speech will explore how digital printing with polycarbonate inks does not only provide very secure personalisation solutions, but also opens up alternative ways for the design of security prints.
Dr. Oliver Muth, born in 1968, studied chemistry in Marburg (Germany) and Frankfurt am Main. After his diploma 1994 in Analytical Chemistry he went from 1995 – 2000 with Fraunhofer Institute (ICT, Pfinztal, Germany). During that time he rewarded his Ph.D. in Technical Chemistry in 1998 at the Technical University Darmstadt. Since 2000 he is in charge within the R&D-Department at Bundesdruckerei GmbH / Berlin. Actually he works within the Technology Department as a Principal Scientist Materials. This includes Ink Jet technologies, RFID and printed electronics as well as luminescent high security features for banknotes, postal & revenue stamps. He is one of the inventors of Innosec Fusio.