Revenue and Brand Protection

Excise and Revenue Stamps

Excise stamps are increasingly used worldwide to protect government revenues from sales of cigarettes and alcohol. Applied to product packaging as either dry or self-adhesive paper labels, excise stamps are often so sophisticated that they resemble banknotes in miniature. A range of features including security paper and print, holographic stripes and secure numbering are used to protect excise stamps from counterfeit. Barcodes are often used to provide machine readability within a track-and-trace system enabling control of product origin and product movement. Andrews & Wykeham supply a range of excise stamp formats from self-adhesive alcohol and beer stamps to dry paper stamps for the cigarette market.

Brand Protection Labels

Security printed and holographic tamper-evident labels are used by brand owners to protect their products from counterfeit. Smart labels (carrying sequential numbers, barcodes or RFID) are also used to combat grey imports and product diversion. Our range of brand protection labels spans a wide variety of formats and materials – including tamper-evident PET, acetates, and frangible papers – ensuring tamper-evidence on almost any packaging substrate. These labels can utilise a variety of security devices such as sophisticated holographic images, colourswitch, high-precision demetallisation, detector-readable moiré coding and hi-tech sequential numbering and barcodes applied using Nd: YAG laser etching technology.