ROCHESTER, N.Y. , Aug. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DSS (NYSE American: DSS), ("DSS"), a leader in anti-counterfeit, authentication and diversion protection technologies, announced today that its portfolio of physical security and digital anti-counterfeiting technologies is now available to qualified printers and packagers through its newly-established “DSS Certified Printer Program.”
The DSS Certified Printer Program (“DSS CPP”) will provide its member printers with the resources and support to introduce DSS anti-counterfeiting technologies to their new and existing printing and packaging customers that have indicated an interest in protecting their products from security issues such as counterfeiting and product diversion. The DSS CPP platform provides its members service offerings with value-added technology, as well as additional sources of revenue.
In joining the DSS CPP, member printers will be able to utilize and market the entire DSS portfolio of currency-level, anti-counterfeiting technologies that have been used to protect corporations, financial institutions, brand owners and governments against sophisticated, costly and damaging fraud for the past 25 years.
The growing number of commercial printers that have recently joined the DSS CPP include: VeriTrace Security Label & Brand Protection (Cincinnati, Ohio), Tinmasters, Ltd. (Caldicot, Monmouthshire, UK), Advantage Label & Packaging (Grand Rapids, Mich.), ROI Print Management (Minneapolis, Minn.) and ATL Ad Tape & Label (Menomonee Falls, Wisc.).
“VeriTrace is pleased to be a DSS CPP partner and to incorporate its security technologies into our portfolio of label, tape and document products,” stated Robert Sherwood, VeriTrace VP of Security Programs Mgt. “We’re especially energized about its authentication and track and trace capabilities, and the leveraging of augmented reality that will encourage consumer participation to fight counterfeits while increasing supply chain security.”
Richard O’Neill, CEO of Tinmasters, Ltd. commented: “Tinmasters specializes in printing onto metal packaging. We see a growing demand for security and authentication technology as brands seek to both protect themselves against counterfeiting and to provide consumers with information which authenticates and informs. We are delighted to extend an already well-established relationship to become a DSS CPP partner and are enthusiastic about the new services we can offer our customers.”
DSS CPP members will have access to some of today’s most powerful security measures in production printing, including Pantograph 4000™, Barcode Barricade™, Blockout™, Phantom™, VeriGlow™, as well as AuthentiGuard™, the Company’s industry-leading smartphone digital authentication technology.
DSS CPP membership benefits include:
- Access to 24/7 print security support
- Access to all DSS licensed anti-counterfeiting technologies
- Free DSS Authentication toolbox
- Free quarterly training through the DSS Print Security Training Program
- Member listing and contact information on DSS CPP web page
- DSS Certified Printer Program seal for website and collateral documents
- Sales assistance and support materials
- Co-marketing programs and lead generation
- Revenue sharing opportunities
There is no cost to become a member of the DSS CPP. However, interested candidates will be required to register, and complete a non-disclosure agreement and quality review.
“Our Certified Printer Program provides tremendous opportunities for both DSS and commercial printers, it establishes an additional revenue stream and value proposition for the printers, while allowing DSS access to niche markets the printers already serve,” stated Mike Buell, DSS VP of Business Development.
Attend the Certified Printer Program Webinar
DSS will be hosting an informational webinar on Thursday, September 12th at 11:00 am ET titled, “Are You a Printer/Packager? Learn How to Add Value and Increase Revenue Using DSS Security Features” for those printing and packaging professionals seeking a comprehensive overview of the DSS CPP. A Q&A session will be held following the completion of the webinar. Register for the webinar HERE.
ABOUT DOCUMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS, INC.
For more than 16 years, Document Security Systems, Inc. (“DSS”) has protected corporations, financial institutions, and governments from sophisticated and costly fraud. DSS' innovative anti-counterfeit, authentication, and brand protection solutions are deployed to prevent attacks which threaten products, digital presence, financial instruments, and identification. AuthentiGuard®, the Company's flagship product, provides authentication capability through a smartphone application so businesses can empower a wide range of employees, supply chain personnel, and consumers to track their brands and verify authenticity. For more information visit www.dsssecure.com.
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