Security papers

Secure Suite is our portfolio of features for security papers to protect documents and packaging from counterfeiting.

The range includes anti-counterfeiting features that can be integrated into paper media individually or, for greater protection, in combination. Get the best solutions for Brand Protection and for ID documents, payment tools, visas for passports, certificates, ballot papers and diplomas.

Anti-counterfeiting with Favini Secure Suite

Counterfeiting is a phenomenon that damages the economy, the consumer and business.
For business, in particular, counterfeiting impacts in several ways1:

– Creates economic damage by reducing sales

– Image and reputation damage when the inferior quality of the counterfeit product is confused with the original

– Competitive damage where a weaker player takes market share from a lower cost base

The sectors most impacted by counterfeiting are clothing, accessories and leather, watches and jewellery, perfumes and cosmetics, electrical and computer goods.
To reduce the ability of a counterfeiter to pass off his goods, an effective protection can begin with the packaging by making it identifiable and difficult to forge.

1 Source: Italian Directorate-General for the Fight against Counterfeiting-UIBM

General security features



Favini offers single and double tone (shadow) watermarks as standard featuring the “S”, “double S” and “Kubik” design. Enhanced security can be achieved through the use of bespoke watermarks. Customisation can include company logos or security marks of varying complexity. Size and pattern repeat can be adjusted to suit the application.


Le fibre di sicurezza sono dei fili sintetici con spessore e lunghezza definiti, distribuiti casualmente nella carta. Possono essere visibili con luce solare oppure anche solo alla luce UV.The fibres are very small synthetic threads in fixed widths and lengths, randomly distributed in the paper. They can be visible or invisible to the naked eye and viewed with daylight or UV-lighting.



Favini security papers can be chemically treated to react to attempts at forgery or unauthorised alteration of a security document by changing colour. Solvents, acids, alkali and oxidizing agents cause an indelible mark on paper.

Instant verification systems


Favini can add to the paper micro-elements invisible to both daylight and UV lamp. The tiny dots are visible only with a special instrument applying a specific light. Secure-Dust can be considered as a discreet security feature.


Favini has developed a simple system of instant verification, using Secure-Check Marker with a special chemistry that reacts to the agent inside papers.

To verify security documents that are made with Secure-Check, the paper will change colour when the marker is run over it – if there is no reaction, the paper is counterfeit!


Secure-Zap permits immediate verification of the paper. Favini can integrate into the paper a special and invisible chemical that is only identified with a laser pen working in a specific pre-determined spectrum or with an acoustic device.

The laser illuminates the paper with a green light and the acoustic device emits a sound if the paper is the original made with Secure-Zap.

Security special feature


Secure-Skin, a unique micro embossing. Aesthetically pleasing to the eye and to the touch, it embeds a micro text visible only with a 15x or more powerful lens. Secure-Skin can be applied to paper bringing an additional security feature assuring a higher anti-counterfeit protection to bank and ID documents, certificates, labels, tickets, etc.

To give further protection to individual brands Favini can also develop customised designs to meet the specific needs.