How We Do It
We have three primary methods of enhancement:
Shrink Sleeve Enhancement
In addition to the plastic substrate itself, Digimarc can become a seamless, unobtrusive element of shrink sleeves to provide a full range of consumer and operational benefits, including improved inventory management and fast retail checkout.
Digimarc for Packaging
Embossing is the process of applying pressure to a substrate, such as plastic, to create a raised image or impression. Digimarc embosses plastic with a decorative pattern that could, for example, be read by detection systems at materials recovery facilities (MRFs). Digimarc can also deboss plastic by creating a decorative indent in the substrate.
Laser ablation is a “subtractive process,” where microscopic patterns are added to a portion of the substrate where miniscule bits of plastic have been removed. Digimarc continues to develop processes to put a digital identity directly into the substrate providing, for example, each item with a serialized identity for traceability operations.