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Credential Standards

Defeating Counterfeiting

Document Security Systems is a leader in the anti-counterfeiting world.

DSS Plastics Group offers Secure Card Designs, various security features, full card manufacturing and printing in our secure plant with strict auditing/quality control.


We do not sell nor recommend blank cards printed 100% on a desktop printer. The printers are readily available to anyone and a simple scan, variable data change and print destroys our nation's security. We are not willing to sacrifice safety for the simplicity of cheap design work and printing using ribbons on blank RFID cards.  As a reference point, please download and review the 2016 AAMVA DL/ID Card Design Standard.  


For non ETC RFID cards, please visit RFID Plastic Cards.







DSS Plastic Group recently invested in currency-level software to thwart counterfeting. Mixed with the DSS pateneted anti-scan/anti-copy features, we will ensure you pass CBP/DHS card design standards!

Chinese based counterfeiting operations continue to use off the shelf software along with industrial grade card printers to produce counterfeit driver’s licenses and ID cards. Please read this DSA article.

This glossary is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal de nitions. Inclusion or exclusion of any brand name product does not indicate endorsement by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Please review this document.  

Secure Card Design Principles