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Artificial Watermark
An artificial watermark is a subdued representation of a logo or word printed on paper. Artificial watermarks can be viewed while holding the document at a 45 degree angle. Copiers and scanners capture images at 90 degree angles and cannot read these marks.

Chemical Reactive Box Image
Chemical Reactive Box Image

Chemical Reactive Box
Uncompromised Checks that are printed on chemically reactive paper have a Chemical Wash Warning Box on the backer. The warning box calls the attention of the check verifier to the color of the check paper. Any discoloration within the box may indicate the check has been tampered with and should stop the verifier from processing the check.

Chemical Reactive Paper Image
Chemical Reactive Paper Image

Chemical Reactive Paper
Paper that produces a stain or speckles when activated with ink eradicator-class chemicals, making it extremely difficult to chemically alter a document without detection.

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Diagonal Dimensional Backer Image

Diagonal Dimensional Backer
Different spacing of diagonal lines used in the design of the check backer to deter altering by cut and paste method.

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Hologram Image

Hologram
A hologram is a multicolored three-dimensional image that appears in the reflective material when viewed at an angle.

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Invisible Embedded Fibers
Invisible embedded fibers are ultraviolet, light sensitive fibers in the paper stock and can be seen only under black light (ultraviolet light.)

Invisible Fluorescent Logo Image
Invisible Fluorescent Logo Image

Invisible Fluorescent Logo
A logo printed in an invisible fluorescent ink in a designated area on a negotiable document or check that can only be seen when viewed with a black light. Invisible fluorescent logos serve as a very useful tool to authenticate a document.

Microprint Endorsement Lines Image
Microprint Endorsement Lines Image

Microprint Endorsement Lines
Endorsement signature lines on the check backer are lines that are formed by printed words so small that they appear as a solid line or pattern to the naked eye. Under magnification the words appear. This level of detail cannot be replicated by most copiers or desktop scanners.

Padlock Icon Image
Padlock Icon Image

Padlock Icon
Uncompromised Checks Solutions is authorized by the Check Payment Systems Association to illustrate their registered certification mark; the padlock icon. The padlock icon provides an indication to all parties accepting checks that additional servility features have been incorporated in at least one or more of either the design, the production process, or the materials being used to produce the check.

Thermochromic Icon Image
Thermochromic Icon Image

Thermochromic Icon
An image or icon printed in thermochromic ink. Thermochromic inks reacts to changes in temperature. If you touch or blow on an image printed in this ink it will disappear. The image will reappear after it cools. Thermochromic ink's reaction to temperature changes cannot be replicated on a color copier or laser printer.

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Toner Adhesion
Toner adhesion or anchorage is a chemical coating that fuses the toner to the sheet thus preventing the removal of toner with tape or by scraping.

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True Fourdrinier Watermark
A True Fourdrinier Watermark is a faint design pressed into the paper while it is being manufactured. When held to the light, these watermarks are easily visible from either side of the paper. Copiers or scanners are not capable of replicating True Fourdrinier Watermarks.

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Visible Embedded Fibers
Visible embedded fibers are fibers within the paper stock that can be seen with the naked eye.

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Warning Band Image

Warning Band
Warning Bands are printed messages that call attention to the security features that have been added to protect a document.