VariSec® , DET and Mul-T-Gram®

Guaranteeing global identification every time

What is VariSec®?

Governments and official bodies function on a simple premise – every document and every official transaction must be verified. YPB’s Variable Security Technologies (VariSec®) is a high-security stamping foil for use in passports, currency and controlled documents. Unable to be replicated using conventional printing presses, VariSec® already provides peace of mind to governments around the world.

VariSec® can be applied using conventional hot stamping methods and enhances other protection measures. As a strong deterrent against counterfeiting, the technology can be used on passport covers and bio-security pages for advanced security.

Often combined with our Mul-T-Gram® hologram technology, VariSec® keeps the world moving and brands protected all year round. Contact us to learn more about this YPB global authentication solution.

VariSec® technology has been issued in more than 220 million ePassports, and is growing each year.

VariSec® can be manufactured to use on passport/visas, bio-data pages or on a passport cover

VariSec® has been tested using accelerated aging and Taber Abrasion resistance so as to comply with durability requirements withstanding a 10-year life

VariSec® technology can be embedded in an ID and provide a 'dormant' overt and covert feature that only becomes visible after an issuance process/personalisation has taken place


Can be verified visually or with the use of an audible or visual read-back device.


Can be customised to include both covert and overt security features.


Has been tested using accelerated ageing and abrasion resistance technology to ensure a 10-year life cycle.


Can be embedded in an ID to provide a ‘dormant’ security feature that only becomes visible after an issuance process has taken place.

Overt Feature

• Edge-to-Edge perfect registration.

• Variable image position.

• Micro embossing (additional overt feature).

Covert Feature

• IR Up Conversion in invisible graphics.

• Variable image position.

• IR Up Conversion in overt graphics.

• Multiple IR Conversion (foil & overt graphics).


Passports, visas, currency, tax stamps, vital records, packaging and brand security labels.

What is Mul-T-Gram®?

Mul-T-Gram® combines holography and our hot stamping foil technology, VariSec®, to create a high-level security feature not available in common holograms.


Cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, electronics, closure labels, brand protection labels and many more.

What is DET?

Enhance security on packaging and labels.

Diatic Emulsion Technology (DET) is a variation of VeriSec but used coloured, high-security, hot stamping foil that can be made in clear, blue, green, red, black or orange colours. Any of YPB’s overt or covert brand protection solutions can be printed using DET for additional security.

Key features

DET is produced by a color security foil and have an Anti-Stoke Effect that appears only on the image area (Text image). This feature is a higher security level for an application which needs a plain color via the hot-stamping process.


Bank cheques, vouchers, tickets, brand protection labels, closure seals, and luxury product packaging.

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