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Biometric Cards

To answer growing requirements in term of security, SEMLEX offers a broad range of biometric cards:

  • Residence permits
  • Civil servant cards
  • Military cards
  • Police cards
  • Driving licence
  • ID cards

Semlex is proud to propose various highly customizable biometric cards to provide solutions to our clients’ specific needs.

General specifications

Always concerned about offering documents that comply to the latest recommendations, SEMLEX Europe offers cards with the following specifications:

  • ID 1 format : credit card sized
  • 8.6 x 5.4 cm with a thickness of 0.76 mm or CR 80
  • ISO 7810 / ISO 7812 / ISO 7816 / ISO 7813 / ISO 10373.
  • PVC or Polycarbonate

These features are not limitative and can be adapted to the clients’ needs.

 Biometric security

Biometric security

A personal biological (anatomical or physiological) or behavioral characteristic which can be used to establish a person’s identity by comparing it with stored reference data. Traditionally, the most popular biometric identifier is the fingerprint. Other frequently used biometric identifiers include the facial image, iris image and hand geometry.

Semlex integrates biometric features through different means :

 PDF 417 bar-code

PDF 417 bar-code

2D barcode (two-dimensional barcode) storing data along two dimensions and is therefore capable of containing much more information than the 1D barcode.
 Electronic chip

Electronic chip

Biometric data is stored in an embedded microchip (integrated circuit).

Security features

In order to guarantee the authenticity of your documents and to prevent falsification, various technical securities are offered:

 Metallic ink

Metallic ink

Metallic pigments like aluminum and bronze are used as components of printing inks to produce surfaces with a metallic sheen. Metallic ink is a typical anti-copy ink.

 OVI

OVI

Printing ink containing optically variable pigments will show large color shifts (strong variations in color) depending on the angle of observation or lighting.

 UV ink

UV ink

Ink containing fluorescent substances (pigments) which is used to print text or motifs. This type of ink is visible under normal light and fluoresces under UV light.

 Guillochis

Guillochis

Fine (intricate) designs consisting of interlaced continuous lines arranged in geometric patterns with the aim of raising the barrier for re-origination and reproduction.

 Rainbow coloring

Rainbow coloring

This coloring process used in offset printing is used to protect security documents against color separation or copying, by subtly merging colors into each other resulting in a gradual color change.

 Microprint

Microprint

Lines or motifs made up of very small letters or numbers that are barely perceptible to the eye that basic methods of reproduction can’t reproduce.

 Serial number

Serial number

A unique sequential number that is printed or perforated in a document, which allows a document to be traced if it is lost or stolen.

 Hologram

Hologram

Diffractive Optically Variable Image Device used as a security element. A number of effects are possible, e.g. 2D holograms (2-dimensional holograms) with structural and color changes, 3D holograms with images, holograms with kinematic effects, etc.

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