Information Management Institute



  • Brand Protection

  • Commercial Documents
    (Tickets, Corporate ID's, Bonds, Contracts, Etc.)

  • Government Issue Documents
    (ID's, Passports, Licenses, Etc.)

    November 14-16, 2012

    Hollywood Beach Marriott
    Hollywood (Ft. Lauderdale), Florida

  • sponsored by

    Information Management Institute, Inc.

    Conference Focus

    Rapid advancements in all aspects of security printing and security features plus the international focus on all aspects of security in today's world have created a rapidly growing demand for physical, document and identification security. Advancements in digital printing and technologies for incorporating security features, while spawning new modalities and efficiencies for security printing, have also enabled counterfeiters as well as legitimate issuers. From brand protection and secure access to ID's, tickets, travel documents, etc. - physical and digitally printed security images, features and data are converging in ways never before imagined. This convergence of once separate technologies is creating both challenges and market opportunities for effective integration of digital printing with physical security devices in a wide range of market specific applications.

    And the challenges of today's economy have made it all the more important to prevent the economic losses associated with counterfeited products, documents, ID's, etc. The ability to avoid losses, to identify fraudulent products/documents and to recover losses are all activities for which companies and agencies are willing to invest in to increase their sales, profits and ROI's. Thus, all end users and security technology providers need to be identifying new solutions, establishing new contacts and pursuing options to improve their sales and profitability.

    IMI's 9th Annual Security Printing Conference addresses the challenges and opportunities in dealing with security issues and enabling brand protection for products and production of secure documents for a wide variety of applications including business documents, ID's, currency, gaming/event tickets, travel documents, etc. Industry experts will address digital printing technologies' capabilities and shortcomings relative to printing secure output and the technology options available to enhance the production of secure documents, packaging and products of all types.

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    The conference program provides a critical assessment of forensic analysis requirements, enhanced ink and media systems, document traceability technologies, software solutions and other potential avenues to enhance product and document security.

    This unique conference is designed to educate and inform industry leaders and technologists at all levels in the supply chain of security printing of the difficulties and business opportunities for combining digital and physical security printing on an application specific basis. If your business or products' future is dependent on finding effective ways to utilize physical features and digital security printing, or finding cost effective methods to stay ahead of counterfeiting, tampering and forgery, you will benefit from attending this conference.

    Don't miss this opportunity for digital printing technologists, security agency personnel, security organizations, hardware vendors, consumables suppliers, converters, component/software suppliers and end users to communicate and address the urgent issue of product and document security.


    Conference Chairman
    Harold Schofield, Schofield Imaging Associates, LLC
    Conference Speakers
    Hidekazu (Henry) Akamatsu, Kyocera
    Tom Ashley, Pivotal Resources USA
    Matthew Condon, Domino Amjet
    Nancy Kaplan, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
    Owen Lang, Foster & Freeman USA Inc.
    Gary Parish, Complete Inspection Systems
    Peter Pathak, Neenah Technical Products
    Alexander Ristic, Austrian State Printing House
    Wendell M. Smith, Technology Transfer Group
    Richard H. Ward, Buena Vista Resources

    9th Annual Security Printing Conference
    November 14-16, 2012
    Hollywood Beach Marriott
    Hollywood (Ft. Lauderdale), Florida

    Program Coverage and Schedule

      Wednesday, November 14, 2012

      11:00 a.m.Conference Registration

      1:30 p.m.Session 1 - Security Printing - Why Are We Interested?

    Alvin G. Keene, President, Information Management Institute, Inc., Carrabassett Valley, Maine
    Harold Schofield, Schofield Imaging Associates, Narragansett, Rhode Island

    Security Printing in Perspective
    Harold Schofield, Schofield Imaging Associates, Narragansett, Rhode Island

    • Security Printing Industry Update
    • Digital Document Security
    • Protecting Against Alteration & Counterfeiting
    • Technology & Compliance Trends
    • Security Printing Economics: What Are The Costs & Who Pays?
    • Conference Highlights

    Security Printing: A Bright Spot in a Dull Printing Market
    Tom Ashley, Director, Pivotal Resources USA, Lexington, Kentucky

    • The Changing Print Market
    • Opportunities in a Declining Industry
    • New Technologies & Applications in Security Printing

    Ink Jet Technology & Advancements and Its Application in Security Printing
    Matthew Condon, Product Manager - Digital Print, Domino Amjet, Gurnee, Illinois

    • Types of Ink Jet Technology & How they fit in Specific Market Sectors
    • Advantages & Disadvantages Related to Security Printing
    • Current Market Drivers for Ink Jet in Security Marketplace
    • Future Technology Trends & Market Needs

      5:00 p.m. Reception in Display Area

      Thursday, November 15, 2012

      8:00 a.m. Breakfast

      9:00 a.m.Session 2

    Risk Management & IT Security for Printing Organizations - Information Security Trends & Strategies
    Nancy Kaplan, Senior Manager, Information Security Services Group, Clifton Larson Allen LLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Fundamental Principles of Sound Information Security Risk Management
      - People, Rules & Tools
    • Attack Motivations
    • The "Big Picture" Threat Landscape
    • Top Trends that result in "Successful" Attacks
    • 10 Key Areas of Control in Every Organization to Improve Security Posture
    • Case Studies from Audits & Actual Security Incident Responses

    The Visa as Travel Documents: Printed vs. Electronic Security Methods
    Alexander Ristic, Senior International Government Manager, Austrian State Printing House, Vienna, Austria

    • Holistic Approach to Machine Readable Features in Combination with Civil Registers
    • International Travel Document Security Requires
      - Trustworthy Documents
      - Systems of International Cooperation and Information
    • International Standards required for Effective Global Visa System
    • Important Policy Questions & Practices for Credible International Document Production & Management
    • Future Developments Beyond the Visa Label
    • eVisa & How it can be Useful to Border Officers
    • Examples

    Rapidly Evolving "Move" of Security Printing Technologies into Supply Chain Management
    Wendell M. Smith, Founder & Consultant, Technology Transfer Group, Division of Polestar Ltd., Enfield, New Hampshire
    • Evolution of Printing Technologies into Simple, Reliable Ways to Deliver Complete Forensic Transparent Anti Counterfeiting Technologies to all Aspects of Supply Chain Management
    • Fast Reliable Digital Printing with Tuned Bar Code Auto ID Tracking
      - Integrates IT System with Customer Available Information
      - Authenticity Verified by Cell Phone
    • Quality Control (Identity of Fakes, Diversion & Theft)
      - Provides Increased Profitability
      - Secures Compliance & Reputation

     12:00 Noon Luncheon

      1:30 p.m.Session 3 - Forensic Analysis Tools, Techniques & Needs

    Forensic Imaging of Latest Document Security Features using the VSC6000/HS
    Owen Lang, Senior Applications Engineer, Foster & Freeman USA Inc., Sterling, Virginia
    • High Resolution Vis/IR Imaging System
    • Authentication of Passports, Visas, ID Cards & Brand Protection Features plus many other Security Documents
    • Areas of Analysis: Visible & IR Imaging, Watermarks, Security Threads & Fibers, Micropatterns & Microtext, Latent Images, Optically Variable Ink, Laser Perforation, Metallic Ink, Rainbow/Chameleon Print, Letter Press, Anti-Stokes, Micro-taggants, Nanotext, Polarization & Hyper Spectral Imaging

    Use of QR Codes as a Security Element – Part II
    Richard H. Ward, Principal and Managing Member, Buena Vista Resources LLC, Buena Vista, Colorado

    • Quick Response (QR) Codes are Popular Mechanism for Promoting Products & Services
    • Commonly Appearing in Magazines, Newspapers & Internet Pages
    • Use of QR Codes on Packaging & Labels provides Brand Owners Opportunity to use for Safety & Security Purposes
    • Forward Thinking Brand Owners are using QR Codes for
      - Consumer Authentication
      - Counterfeit Detection
      - Many Other Benefits from Consumer
    • Use of these Codes (Inventory Control, Tracking, Promotion, Consumer Data Collection, etc.)
    • Case Studies
    • An Exciting Market Trend Worth Hearing

    Update on Photo ID Card Printing
    Harold Schofield, Schofield Imaging Associates, Narragansett, Rhode Island

    • Photo ID Market & Technology Overview
    • Technology vs. Photo ID Application Need
    • Photo ID Product Categories
    • Short Life Cards vs. Durable Secure Cards
    • Smart Card/RFID Card Personalization
    • Future Prospects

    SUPPLIERS' FORUM: 5-Minute Presentations Related To Technology, Capabilities, Services, New Product Introductions, etc. In combination with having a display, this provides an opportunity to present your technology, products or services to all conference participants. Contact Al Keene at IMI for information on having a display and signing up for the Suppliers' Forum.

      5:00 p.m. Reception in Display Area

      Friday, November 16, 2012

      8:00 a.m. Breakfast

      9:00 a.m.Session 4

    HD Barcode for Secure Identification
    Gary Parish, President, Complete Inspection Systems Inc., Indialantic, Florida
    • Growth & Limitations of Current 2D Barcodes
    • Making HD Barcode a Secure ID Source
    • Most Important: Barcode is The Person & is on the Ticket
    • Adding Graphics & Other Covert Security Features into the Barcode
    • Various Reading Methods
    • HD Barcode Technical Information & Demonstration

    Thermal Printheads for Security Printing Applications
    Hidekazu (Henry) Akamatsu, Manager of Application Engineering, Thermal Printhead Division, Kyocera Corporation, Kagoshima, Japan

    • Card Printing with True Edge Printhead
      - High Resolution
      - High Speed
    • Super High Resolution Printhead
      - Up to 2400 dpi
      - Small Footprint & Low Cost for Non-Human Readable Features
    • Future Potential

    Cost Effective & Secure Printing Substrate Technology
    Peter Pathak, Business Development Project Manager, Neenah Technical Products, Alpharetta, Georgia

    • Need & Objective: Secure Printing Substrate with Intrinsic Anti-counterfeiting Elements which enable Authentication with Readily Available Tools
    • Neenah Secure™ Substrate: Low Concentration of Colored Fibers form Unique, Random Visible Pattern
    • Prooftag Technology Records, Stores & Retrieves Pattern Images Linked to Unique Identifying Code Number
    • 2D Barcode or QR Code Linked to Online Data File for Open Authentication
    • Applications: Labels, Documents, Packaging, etc.
    • Cost Effective & Reliable Authentication, Track & Trace, Certification & More

     12:00 Noon Adjournment

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    IMI Completed Conferences on this Topic

    8th Annual Security Printing Conference
    November 16-18, 2011

    7th Annual Security Printing Conference
    November 15 - 17, 2010

    6th Annual Security Printing Conference
    November 16-18, 2009

    A Complete Listing of IMI Completed Programs

    Speaking Opportunities at IMI Conferences

    If you have a potential topic for presentation at this or another IMI conference, please submit your proposed presentation topic and a brief outline to Al Keene at IMI (Email to or fax to +1-207-235-2226) for review.

    IMI is always looking for potential speakers for upcoming conference programs and will be pleased to discuss your ideas for potential presentation topics.


    Information Management Institute, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has commissioned I T Strategies of Hanover, Massachusetts to prepare a confidential study report entitled "Worldwide Printer and Supplies Market Report" for distribution to all registrants to IMI's programs.

    This exclusive market report is updated on an ongoing basis and provides a source of market information based on a consistent methodology and reporting structure. The report authors, I T Strategies, generate this report from their worldwide model of the printer industry.

    All registrants to the 9th Annual Security Printing Conference on November 14-16, 2012 at the Hollywood Beach Marriott will receive a complimentary copy of the latest edition of the "Worldwide Printer and Supplies Market Report."

    Hollywood, Florida Location

    Hollywood Beach Marriott The Marriott Hollywood Beach in Hollywood Beach, Florida is located directly on the ocean between the Atlantic Ocean and Florida's Intracoastal Waterway providing guests with a dazzling South Florida oceanfront location. The hotel is near downtown Fort Lauderdale, and 8 miles from Port Everglades. It is situated on Hollywood's Broadwalk, a 2.5 mile stretch of dining, biking, shopping, strolling, and people watching directly on the beach (Hollywood Broadwalk named one of the Top 10 Nostalgic Promenades by USA Today).

    The Marriott Hollywood Beach is conveniently located seven miles from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport which served by over 30 airlines. Shared shuttle service to the Marriott Hollywood Beach is $10 each way and a taxi is less than $25 per person each way. Parking in the Marriott Hollywood Beach garage is $17 per night for self parking and $19 per night for valet parking.

    Well-appointed guestrooms with ocean view balconies offer an outstanding collection of amenities and services including wired high-speed Internet access, voice mail, Plasma TV, in-room movies, complimentary newspaper delivered Monday thru Friday, in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and in-room safe. The hotel's oceanside dining room features an indoor/outdoor lounge. Other features include room service, laundry service, business center, ocean access with chairs and umbrellas, beachfront pool with tiki bar, sundeck, whirlpool, fitness center, full service Spa, Hollywood's famous Broadwalk for dining and strolling, sailboat rental and water sports.

    The new Hollywood Trolley makes getting around Hollywood Beach and Downtown a breeze. Riders can board the trolley (approximately every 30 minutes) at more than a dozen convenient locations near Hollywood's major activity areas (including the Hollywood Beach Marriott). From dining and cultural activities in historic Downtown Hollywood; to exploring nature at Anne Kolb Nature Center and North Beach Park; to oceanfront dining, shopping and recreation along Hollywood's famous beachfront Broadwalk, you'll see why Hollywood has been named an All-America City and one of Fodor's Best Beaches for families. The Trolley runs Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm and the fare is $1 per ride per person (pay exact change on trolley). Maps of the 3 interconnecting routes and additional information can be found at The Marriott Hollywood Beach plus the Hollywood Ft. Lauderdale areas and the State of Florida provide excellent opportunities to extend your visit into a memorable vacation experience.

    Hollywood Beach Marriott

    Dress for IMI's 9th Annual Security Printing Conference will be casual.

    The Hollywood Beach Marriott address is:

    Hollywood Beach Marriott
    2501 North Ocean Drive
    Hollywood, FL 33019 USA
    Phone: +1-954-924-2202
    Fax: +1-954-925-1411
    Toll-Free Phone: +1-866-306-5453

    Information Management Institute
    Information Management Institute, Inc. is a leading worldwide sponsor of conferences designed to assist the digital printing industry in understanding technology developments, markets and applications requirements. IMI conferences offer a unique opportunity for leading hardware, consumables, software and user companies representatives to network and develop a more comprehensive understanding of current as well as future developments in the digital printing industry. Since 1990, IMI has held over 500 programs attended by by well over 25,000 technical, marketing and management personnel from companies around the world.

    IMI conference programs are designed to enable attendees to obtain the latest technical, market and application information while allowing time to network with other attendees in a time and cost efficient manner. Attendance at an IMI conference enables attendees to meet with the digital printing industry's leading experts in a single location over a short period of time thus maximizing information transfer efficiency and minimizing travel and time expenses.

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