Agfa updates Fortuna security software

Agfa has demonstrated v10 of its Fortuna security printing software. The new features mainly aim at reducing the sort of complex manual calculations that are often needed to create complicated repeating patterns that are in turn difficult to forge.

Thus there’s a new Trafo pattern generator, which creates very complex, yet precise transformation patterns that replace labour- and calculation-intensive manual steps.

Agfa has also added two new rasters. The Hair Raster helps creating unique complex lines based on reference elements or images, while the Text Raster enables the use of font properties to create type-based security rasters.

Amongst the other new features are a new align tool, enhanced magnetism of objects, a special zoom option, tools to create and control dashed lines, advanced use of text from external sources, improvements to the special warp grid, mirror and geometrics— all of which save time when developing high-quality and complex ways to deter and stop counterfeiters.

Fortuna is widely used for creating secure documents such as passports, ID cards, high-security cards, breeder documents, tax stamps, security documents and lottery tickets.

The new Fortuna version has been demonstrated at this week’s Security Printers conference in Seville and should be available by the end of the year for Windows 10.




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