The actual Cryptoglyph is a pseudo-random pattern of unreplicable micro dots (10 to 20 microns in diameter) or slightly larger micro holes (40-80 microns in diameter). Micro dots are digitally applied as a layer over a pre-existing packaging or label design throughout the entire surface before printing, while micro holes are integrated into an overprint varnish. The micro dots and holes are further camouflaged by the imperfections of a printed or coated material.
The Cryptoglyph is extremely difficult to discern, even with a microscope, so the actual packaging artwork doesn’t need to be changed in any way to accomodate this security feature. Furthermore, since the micro dots or micro holes can be printed using ordinary inks and varnishes, the same standard printing processes, production procedures, and suppliers can be used and no additional consumables are required.
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