• Blip

(noun): A Papilon software that detects money counterfeiting and document forgery.

What is BLIP?

Many objects whose intended use is directly related to service and benefit are utilized or used as accessories in serious felonies. Document scanners and printers generally top the list when it comes to harmless objects that are used in criminal activity. Especially color printers are often used in money counterfeiting and ID card anf passport forgery. Papilon BLIP is a software that is designed to fight crimes committed using color printers, document scanners, and the like.

How Does BLIP Work?

Printer manufacturers add unique yellow-dot patterns that are invisible to bare eye. These dot sequences allow the criminal examiners and the brands identify the specific printer used in crime. After this step, receipts and store information can take the law enforcement officials directly to the perpetrators or can be used to establish a linkage between the device and criminals; a trackable path. The dot sequence is different even in two printers that are produced by the same brand, during the same production cycle and are identical. So, it can be said that the yellow dot patterns serve as a kind of signature for each printer. To use BLIP, law enforcement officials compare the dot sequence on the documents they seized or were handed for check, and the dot sequences kep in BLIP’s dataset. BLIP’s dataset includes test-prints that are taken from printers before product releases, fake documents and money produced by governments and national reserves or departments of treasury to serve as examples of counterfeiting and forgery. The BLIP dataset also includes dot-patterns that are extracted from documents seized during earlier operations to allow the experts deduce whether the same people are attempting to commit the same crime, or if there any other, uncaptured, accomplices. The serial numbers of genuine banknotes and banknotes seized in earlier operations can also be found in BLIP’s dataset.


1- RGB-CMYK Conversio

Paper and computer screen reflect light in different ways, and therefore, in different shades. Computer screen displays colors in a color system known as RGB whereas in print, CMYK color system is used. From time to time, this difference posed by image sources affect the human perception. BLIP converts digital color code RGB to the print code CMYK and makes the digital representation identical to the source document. This allows experts to judge the authenticity of documents fastly and seamlessly.

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2- Automatic & Manual Inquiry Options

BLIP has two inquiry modes; manual and automatic. In automatic inquiry, all distinctive features of a given document are run in the dataset whereas in manual coding, the experts mark specific parts which they desire to run for comparison. Manual inquiry can be used to verify the experts’ evaluations relying on experience, about the document or it can be used to speed the inquiry process further.

3- Rich Data Pool

BLIP’S dataset contains more than the yellow dot scans taken from different printers. It also includes banknote samples produced by central banks and departments of treasury all around the world to tackle money counterfeiting, and serial numbers of authentic banknotes. These extra refernce points increases the reliability of the system considerably.

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Where to Use BLIP?

  • By security forces to determine the authenticity of passports, IDs, and visas at the borders,

  • By the law enforcement, in preventing document forgery and identity fraud.

When Will You Need BLIP?

You will need BLIP when you race against time to solve a criminal case and serve justice, and do not want to lose time with manual coding and comparison, when you want to prevent illegal entries into your country, when you want ro ensure accountability; in short, you will need BLIP anytime you confront subjects or situations that pose public safety risks and challenges.

Who Can Use BLIP?

BLIP brings tremendous ease to the task of coding and comparing document and banknote samples. However, due to the specificity of its function, the ideal user of BLIP is law enforcement officials specializing in organized crime, forgery, and identity fraud.


Software Detects Money Counterfeiting & Document Forgery