ANCHORAGE, AK--(Marketwire - September 17, 2007) -

WHO:          Dr. Fariza B. Hasan, Senior Principal Scientist, ZINK

WHEN:         Wednesday, September 19, 2007 3:30 PM Alaska Time

WHERE:        23rd International Conference on Digital Printing
              Technologies (NIP23)
              Anchorage, Alaska
              Society for Imaging Science & Technology

TOPIC:        Application of Thermal Printing Technology for Security

DESCRIPTION:  In this session, Security and Forensic Printing, Dr. Hasan
              will discuss security applications of direct thermal and
              thermal transfer printing methods, focusing on three main

               -- Thermal printing can be used to create documents with
                  embedded permanent images and texts as security codes,
                  which are visible only under ultraviolet light.
               -- Copying or scanning of the documents cannot reproduce
                  these images.
               -- Single sheet direct thermal process, in which the
                  printed images gradually fade with time, can be used
                  for creating documents for temporary identification. The
                  length of time required for such fading can be controlled
                  by proper selection of the components of the imaging
               -- This is a focal paper of the session.


ZINK Imaging, a privately held company, was founded to enable millions of customers to enjoy the magic of ZINK™ Zero Ink™ products. ZINK Imaging is headquartered in Massachusetts, with a state of the art manufacturing facility in North Carolina. For more information, please visit


For more than two decades, NIP has been the preeminent forum for discussions of advances and new directions in non-impact and digital printing technologies. This comprehensive, industry-wide conference is sponsored by The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) and includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems, including drop-on-demand ink jet, wide format ink jet, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based laser printers, production digital printing systems, and thermal printing systems, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields. Novel imaging and applications such as nanoparticles, paper-like displays and digital art also have a place with us. As in 2006, NIP will be held in conjunction with Digital Fabrication 2007, a conference that explores the potential of digital printing technologies with new applications and materials that go well beyond traditional printing and have been used to produce MEMS and electronic devices.

Contact Information: Press Contacts: Deanna Clarance ZINK Imaging 781.386.4702 Jessica Sutera Lois Paul & Partners 781.782.5789