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Toppan Printing to exhibit at the 2012 International Security Printers Conference & Exhibition

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Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (hereafter Toppan Printing; head office: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; President & Representative Director: Shingo Kaneko) is proud to be exhibiting at the 25th International Security Printers Conference & Exhibition, organised by Intergraf, from 17th to 19th October in Bordeaux.

Security printing experts from Toppan have been attending and indeed speaking at this conference for over 10 years, but this year will mark the first occasion for Toppan to have a booth at the exhibition.

The focus for Toppan’s booth will be on two new Optically Variable Devices (OVDs); Jeweltone and Asterium. These OVDs, unique in the marketplace, have been developed through expertise in nano level structures and optical technology. As a matter of course, these features offer the level of security required for banknotes, but what sets them aside from others is their flexibility in design. No longer does an OVD need to be a silver colored hologram. With many central banks now looking into polymer as a more durable alternative to paper, it is worth noting also that these features are particularly suited to the window feature on a polymer note, not least because the features and effects can be viewed from both sides.

Passport security is another major topic at the Intergraf conference and Toppan will be exhibiting holographic laminates, visa stickers (complete with OVD patches) and eCovers. Toppan will be actively looking for new opportunities to supply passport components for which we already have references in 14 countries.

Toppan’s expertise in optical technology is also being put to good use in tax stamp solutions and samples of the Company’s latest security devices for use on tax stamps will be on display in the booth.

Toppan’s strapline for this exhibition is “Pieces of art. Peace of mind.” because we believe that we really have been able to combine beauty with security.

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About Intergraf

“The first International Security Printers' Conference has taken place in Milan in 1976 gathering only a small number of representatives of the industry. It is now worldwide the most important event on document security for security printers, their suppliers and governement representatives and police forces. The conference's aims are to discuss trends and new developments in printing and security technology and in fighting forgery and counterfeiting. Participation in the conference is restricted to representatives of ministries of the interior, central investment and commercial banks, savings banks, post banks and post offices, police institutions, forensic laboratories and institutes, high and general security printing houses, card producers, suppliers and public authorities.
Since 1991, an exhibition has been organised alongside the conference. It offers printers and suppliers the opportunity to present their technology and know-how.
The last conference took place in Barcelona, Spain in October 2010. Over 1,000 participants from more than 60 countries took part in the event, 92 companies were advertising their latest products at the exhibition. “