Security printing is a specialty area of printing that handles printing items such as banknotes, passports, tamper-evident labels, stock certificates, and identity cards. Security printers have a large responsibility to maintain confidentiality and protect items from forgery and counterfeiting.
Security printers use a variety of processes to protect the items they print, such as:
Security printing is often government regulated and firms that participate must abide by a variety of rules and printing standards. Many state laws require that security printers abide by requirements such as strict procedures for verifying the identity of those ordering security printing, verification of delivery procedures, and security and safety measures in place.