Agfa has developed a new plug-in for Adobe Illustrator, Arziro, for security printing applications. It’s heavily based on Agfa’s Fortuna program, which is a standalone solution for security printers. Arziro Design can create very complex, security patterns in seconds for general-security print applications. It is even possible to ‘enrich’ existing creations with security design elements from Arziro or to modify the Arziro creations by altering the pre-defined design parameters in the plug-in.
It’s aimed at companies involved in the design and production of packaging and labels, as well as tickets, company access cards and general document security such as breeder documents, certificates or diplomas. According to a European Commission report, nearly 7-10% of world trade is infected by counterfeit goods, costing brand owners approximately EUR 500 billion. The report calculates counterfeiting as being responsible for the loss of around 2.5 million jobs across the G20 countries.
Arziro Design works with the 2014 version of Illustrator CC, for both Mac and Windows, though presumably Agfa will now have to update this to the 2015 version of Illustrator. For more information visit www.agfagraphics.com/arziro.