Counterfeit protection solution SECUTAG wins award at PrintStars 2012

Innovation Award for best printing products of the year



Nottuln, Germany, 15 October 2012. 3S Simons Security Systems GmbH received the Bronze Award in the "Packaging" category at this year's PrintStars 2012 award ceremony. It honours the security labels for counterfeit-proof protection which 3S developed for the testing equipment manufacturer INGUN on the basis of 3S' micro colour codes SECUTAG®. The annual Innovation Award of the German Printing Industry honours the best printing products.

Testing equipment manufacturer opts for counterfeit protection by 3S INGUN GmbH with headquarters in Constance uses 3S' security labels to secure the packaging of its contact pins, which are used for testing circuit boards for mobile phone among others. The company is one of the world's leading suppliers of testing equipment. When it comes to counterfeit protection, it relies on the micro colour code technology SECUTAG® by 3S. Special closure seals including all technical data and the micro colour code particles are affixed crosswise over all four sides of the packaging. The contact pins are thus unambiguously identifiable as originals, unauthorized opening of the boxes would be detected immediately. The labelling process was integrated into the production and packaging procedure without process changes.

Record number of participants in industry award event for printing products

This year, the organisers of PrintStars received 396 applications for products in 16 categories and for eight special prizes, a lot more than in the past eight years. More than 900 print shops, agencies, photo studios, publishers, prepress providers and print finishing companies as well as print buyers with headquarters or branch offices in Germany and German vocational and technical schools participated in the competition. The Award Ceremony, which was part of the "PrintNight" event, took place in Stuttgart, at the Liederhalle Culture and Congress Centre, on 9 October 2012.
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