Masterpiece Graphix Named as Distributor for Document Security Systems' HP Indigo-certified AuthentiGuard(R) Digital Security Papers
ROCHESTER, N.Y. and FENTON, Miss., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE Amex: DMC; “DSS”), a world leader in the development and manufacturing of products and packaging containing optical deterrent and authentication technologies that help prevent counterfeiting and brand fraud from the use of desktop scanners and copiers, is pleased to announce today that it entered into a Distributor Agreement (“Agreement”), with Masterpiece Graphix, Inc. (“MGX”), the largest provider of customized pre-coated, print-enhanced substrates for digital printing, to distribute DSS’s new line of digital press-compatible AuthentiGuard Security Papers to HP Indigo users and other digital press operators.
DSS’s line of AuthentiGuard Security Papers features the most effective patented copy-warning technologies that prevent and deter counterfeiting via copiers and desktop scanners. Attempted copies or scans of a document printed on this paper will reveal hidden warning words on the copy such as “VOID” or any other warning or graphics the users specify.
On March 4th the Rochester Institute of Technology (“RIT”) Printing Applications Laboratory informed DSS that its new DeterX security paper roll fed stock passed several necessary tests and the paper is now considered an “HP Indigo Certified Substrate” which allows HP Indigo clients to utilize the paper on their HP Indigo ws4050 and ws4500 digital press models.
This is the second of two DSS secure technology papers in the last 6 months that have been certified by RIT for HP Indigo use. In October 2009, DSS received certification for security sheet fed stock for use in the HP Indigo 5000 and 5500 models.
DSS and MGX plan to distribute the HP Indigo Certified Substrate and other forthcoming digital press compatible papers to world-wide HP Indigo users.
Patrick White, Chief Executive Officer and President of Document Security Systems, Inc., stated: “With this paper, HP Indigo clients can now manufacture and sell security printing such as coupons, event tickets, personalized prescription forms, gift certificates, school transcripts, government permits, almost any document paper or plastic requiring counterfeit prevention security. We look forward to working with Masterpiece Graphix and their large client base of HP Indigo owners.”
Doug Watson, CEO, President and Founder of Masterpiece Graphix stated: “We are always looking to enhance and expand our specialty substrate offerings to our clients. The digital press compatible security papers from Document Security Systems offer new opportunities of growth and gained market share for MGX in the digital substrate supply industry. Initial HP client demonstrations have been very well received.”
About Masterpiece Graphix
Founded in 1998 by Masterpiece Graphix CEO and President Doug Watson, Masterpiece Graphix (MGX) is a digital coating company, supplying digital-ready materials for liquid toner, dry toner and inkjet press applications. Masterpiece Graphix is the only HP Indigo Certified treatment center for HP Indigo optimized materials in North America. Serving customers with short lead times, certified as well as custom digital material solutions, competitive pricing, and substrate guidance, MGX’s team of coating experts has proven themselves to be the unrivaled competitor in quality and service within the digital materials industry.
With over 20 years of expertise in specialized functional coatings, Masterpiece Graphix excels at sheets and narrow web coating as well as coating plastics, security, hardcoat, pattern, chemical-resistant, static elimination, computer-printable and heat resistant materials. Masterpiece Graphix is located in Fenton, Missouri which is near St. Louis, Missouri. www.mgxdigital.com.
About Document Security Systems, Inc
Document Security Systems is a technology company in the security and protection services sector which develops and manufactures products and packaging containing patented and patent pending optical deterrent technologies that help prevent counterfeiting and brand fraud from the use of the most advanced scanners, copiers and imaging systems in the market. The company owns over 30 different patented and patent-pending technologies and products which protect valuable documents and printed products from counterfeiters and identity thieves. The company has 3 manufacturing facilities which produce secure printing, packaging and plastic ID cards. Document Security Systems’ customers, which include international governments, major corporations and world financial institutions, use its covert and overt technologies to protect a number of applications including, but not limited to, currency, vital records, brand protection, ID Cards, Smart Cards internet commerce, passports, gift certificates and packaging. Document Security Systems’ strategy is to become the world’s leading producer of cutting-edge security technologies for paper, plastic and electronically generated printed assets.
More information about Document Security Systems, Inc. and its products and services can be found at www.documentsecurity.com , www.plasticprintingprofessionals.com , www.protectedpaper.com , www.dpirochester.com and www.premiercustompkg.com .
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