Where is this powder coming from?
November 11, 2009 5:48 PM Subscribe
What is the name of the technology that produces powder (that verifies authenticity, I suppose) when you bend a drivers license or other ID card?
posted by JakeWalker to law & government (10 answers total)
My friend has a New York Drivers License (maybe not the newest one, but still pretty new). If you bend the license, it releases a kind of powder, presumably to verify its authenticity. I'm really curious about the technology (and not because I'm trying to make a fake ID, it is just an interesting technique), and I'm having a hard time googling for more info. Does anyone know what this security technique is called? What other states use it? Where I can find out more?