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TTG to Handle Licensing of Security Printing Technology

Reprinted from GATF World, Sept./Oct., 1998

Technology Transfer Group (TTG) was recently awarded the worldwide rights to represent and license the anti-copying KOPOUT® security printing technology invented and patented by GATF.

TTG, a wholly owned division of Polestar Ltd., Flatts, Bermuda, specializes in technology transfers in the security printing field. The company will help market and will negotiate all licensing agreements for this technology on behalf of GATF. Licenses will be offered to printers around the world on a category and geographic basis.

Relative ease of application and low cost are expected to make KOPOUT an attractive option in security printing. Developed by GATF as an offshoot of its research on security papers for the U.S. Government, KOPOUT combines the use of specially coated metallized or plasticized paper with a deffractive optical variable device to thwart the copying of information. The technology has received a U.S. Patent and U.S. Trademark Registration.

TTG is headed by Wendell Smith, former Chairman and CEO of Baldwin Technologies and one of TTG's founders. TTG currently represents technologies of the Globe Ticket and Label Co. of Atlanta, Georgia, and the NovaVision Co. of Bowling Green, Ohio, in select markets throughout the world. Phone (Bermuda) 441-293-8838 or (U.S) 203-222-3452; website:

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