There are a number of workable security features/techniques available for use to prevent counterfeiting. Most of the problems encountered on thermal and souvenir tickets are due to color copying. You should consult your Globe Ticket Sales Rep. to see which features/techniques are available for your application.
For thermal tickets, the easiest security device is the thermal ticket itself. The Thermal Paper Friction Test is when you take the side of your fingernail and scratch quickly across the face of the thermal ticket. This will cause a black streak to appear. If someone went to the trouble to acquire thermal ticket stock and tried to run it through a color laser printer the heat from the printer should cause the stock to turn black.
Some of the most cost-effective security features are to print your tickets with one or more of the available security inks. The ink features discussed below would require the purchase of 1 or more plates for printing based on which features are chosen.
Security Perforation/Die-cutting is another “unique” feature that is “cut” into the ticket similar to a perforation. This can be a specific shape or design as required; however, this would need the purchase of a custom die.
Holographic, Diffraction and Metallic Foils are amongst the highest end security features but are also the most expensive features. With these features, the design is usually a pattern, a repeating image or a straight color that cannot be reproduced by a copier as the rainbow effect would go flat. For the Metallic Foils, again, copiers cannot reproduce the required color as they use a combination of cyan, magenta, yellow & black for printing. Foil applications require the purchase of a hot-stamp die. Custom foil designs can be produced but are very expensive to do so. ** Foils should not be imaged on by thermal printers as this can damage the print-head.
Safety Centered Stock is a color that is manufactured inside the center of the paper (sandwiched) revealing itself when the ticket is torn. This option would require a minimum purchase. If you would like to consider this option, you should call for further details to see if your order falls within the minimum requirements.
Weather Resistant/Synthetic Stocks - Waterproof stocks derived from synthetics. This material is plastic-like in nature and is more expensive than regular thermal paper stock.