Excentro is an easy-to-use yet advanced tool that can create guilloche designs such as backgrounds, borders, or rosettes.
The guilloches are vintage design elements that were frequently used for anti-counterfeiting security purposes on banknotes, passports, checks, and certificates over the past two hundred years. As the times changed and digital copy and printing technologies were perfected, guilloches no longer presented sufficient security measures that could prevent the forging and counterfeiting of valuable papers. Today the main part of security technology lies in the special paper or tricky inks used in printing.
Still, it is too early to say that the days of guilloche designs are over. They can still be used to prevent the counterfeiting of products that do not require the highest level of security (e.g., theater tickets, diplomas, or gift certificates). Or, they can just be used to decorate and add some aesthetic value to a product giving it a ‘money-like’ look and value.
- Stability and performance improvements
- "Text String" object now has resize handles to change font size with mouse dragging
- "Text on Curve" object has additional option to choose between Base and Direction paths to define angle for characters rotation
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later