AlpVision is the leading supplier of low-cost, effective invisible anti-counterfeiting solutions to protect large volumes of primary and secondary packaging and labels. AlpVision’s solutions are already protecting over a billion branded products worldwide for fast moving consumer goods (FMGC) manufacturers, in particular for the pharmaceutical and tobacco industries.
AlpVision’s patented and proprietary Cryptoglyph® invisible technology for protecting packaging and labelling against counterfeiting uses no special ink, no taggant and no extra security features, just a pattern of micro-holes invisible to the naked eye, generated in the varnish layer within standard printing processes (rotogravure, flexography, offset). Patterns of micro-dots, invisible to the naked eye, can also be generated on the whole surface of the packaging or labelling using standard visible ink.
The covert security feature is produced without any change in the production process and without alteration of the production speed and therefore without extra production cost.
AlpVision supplies software licences for the complete range of tools necessary for management of a global policy to combat counterfeiting and to uncover market diversion. This software package is sold under the Krypsos™ brand name and is managed directly by the branded product manufacturer. For medicines sold in the US, the AlpVision anti-counterfeiting solutions meet the requirements of the US health authorities with respect to pharmaceutical products (FDA 21 CFR part 11 ERES and FDA Revitalization Act S.1082).
The detection of the covert marking is performed by an ordinary office scanner or a PDA camera phone. The capture of just part of the packaging or labelling is enough to produce a ‘genuine-or-fake’ verdict. This security check can be performed anywhere, any time by any authorised person without any specific training or education.
AlpVision’s founders established the company based on the core values of constant innovation, solid commitment, desire for perfection and complete discretion in applying digital imaging to security printing solutions.
AlpVision develops innovative brand protection and anti-counterfeiting solutions based on customers’ needs. AlpVision strives to provide its clients with efficient and effective digital security printing solutions in order to enhance product and document protection against counterfeiting and other fraudulent attacks.