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Response to JoeOtterbein (Reply #33)

Sun Jun 25, 2017, 11:21 PM

39. ... you do know that it's trivially simple to fool several counterfeit tests?

The pens are worthless -- they're iodine and they react to the starch in regular copy paper. Use acid-free, linen-laid paper or a high quality newsprint, and the iodine test fails. The iodine test assumes that counterfeiters are going to cheap out on materials. That catches the casual counterfeiter, not the state-sponsored actor, the cartel willing to invest in a good letter-press system, or a highly motivated amateur.

Good CYMK digital printers can replicate the fine color hairs. Digital die cut and embossers can be used to replicate the feel of the letter-press. Sure, you have to hack the printer's software, since most of them have an anti-counterfeiting subroutine. But that's not that hard.

The fiberglass bands are the hard part right now, but state/cartel sponsored are bleaching $1s and $5s and turning them into $100s and $50s.

And that's just the stuff I know about because I read Wired and follow the Amazing Randi.

I get your analogy, but it's not a great one.

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