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AlpVision Cryptoglyph® is the only security feature in the world that applies an invisible or covert marking to cartons, leaflets, labels, and blister packs using regular visible ink or varnish and standard printing processes.

AlpVision's exclusive product authentication features

Non-intrusive, totally invisible
No production changes
No additional consumables
Instant product authentication - no special reading devices required
Highly secure and industry proven
The best security/price ratio on the market
  What is AlpVision Cryptoglyph®?

AlpVision Cryptoglyph is a digital invisible marking that is applied to cartons, leaflets, labels, closures, blister packs and metal using regular visible ink or varnish and standard printing processes (offset, rotogravure, flexo, laser, inkjet, etc.).

Simple and industry proven, AlpVision Cryptoglyph protects billions of products across industries worldwide. It is commercialized under license agreements as an entirely customizable turnkey computerized system.

How it works


AlpVision is a digital image file that contains encrypted information. Integrated with prepress, the Cryptoglyph embeds a pseudo-random pattern of microdots (10 to 20 microns) in the imperfections of the printed material. When applying overprint varnish, the Cryptoglyph adds a pseudo-random pattern of micro-holes (40 to 80 microns) to the coating.

  Cryptoglyph integration

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Non-intrusive and totally invisible, these microdots or holes cover the entire surface of the packaging or label without changing its design.

Digitally encoded within the artwork, AlpVision Cryptoglyph can be easily integrated into any existing packaging or label printing process at zero production cost. Highly secure, AlpVision's Cryptoglyph technology can only be deciphered with a 128-bit encryption key.

Detection devices


Unlike most covert anti-counterfeit features available on the market today, AlpVision Cryptoglyph does not require highly specialized equipment to be detected.

A standard office scanner can be used for a "genuine-or-fake" verification. For local authentication, install AlpVision's exclusive authentication application on your computer. For remote authentication, upload the scanned image to your secured server. Whether local or remote, the "genuine-or-fake" result will be displayed within seconds on your computer screen.

A regular smartphone equipped with AlpVision's custom product authentication application can also be used to verify the authenticity of a package. Working in real-time, verification usually takes less than 3 seconds, including time to pick up the product and position the smartphone over it.

  Think Marketing!

Combine your product authentication objectives with marketing and consumer interaction! In addition to providing instant positive authentication, AlpVision's mobile authentication solution allows brand owners to connect with and market directly to experts in the field, supply chain agents, and consumers. The application is therefore a powerful interactive tool to perform market studies, announce product releases, promotional discounts, and upcoming news and events.

Turnkey solution


AlpVision provides an entirely customizable pre-configured turnkey solution that can either run on AlpVision's IT infrastructure or on the client's own platforms. As part of its standard services, AlpVision also provides staff training and support.

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