I usually only cover things that deal with bits and bytes, but I couldn’t resist sharing this tid-bit of information with you. For those who need to ensure the confidentiality of their paper documents Boise Paper has partnered with Office Depot, to make available for all special paper with “anti-copy” features.
Boise BEWARE(TM) Security Paper features a hidden word that appears on reproductions each time the security paper is copied, faxed, or scanned.
Nationwide, business losses due to document fraud and counterfeiting exceed $400 billion each year, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. And more than 600,000 consumers reported more than $500 million in losses from fraud in 2004, according to a database developed and maintained by the Federal Trade Commission. Boise BEWARE Security Paper helps to protect both businesses and consumers from being victimized by fraud.
Previously available only to businesses, OfficeMax is making Boise BEWARE Security Paper available in stores to help its small business and retail customers protect documents that they print in-house.
Boise BEWARE Security Paper features Authentiguard(TM) Pantograph 4000, a hidden word technology developed by Document Security Systems, Inc. that shows up only when the paper is reproduced. Two versions of the security paper are available exclusively at OfficeMax stores nationwide, including one for legal documents such as wills and certificates of authenticity that will feature the word “COPY.” A second business version can be used for documents such as coupons, gift certificates, and rebate offers, and will feature the words “UNAUTHORIZED COPY.”
“Identity theft and fraud is a detrimental problem that affects everyone — from Fortune 500 companies and small business owners, to families with legal documents,” said Ryan Vero of OfficeMax. “OfficeMax is committed to providing the latest technology and resources available to all of our customers, in an effort to help fight this growing problem.”