Arziro Design

Arziro Design is a powerful security design tool that enables professional designers who are proficient in Adobe Illustrator (Mac or PC) to create complex and unique security designs that discourage forgers from attacking assets.
Agfa Security Solutions

With the availability of new technologies, counterfeiting is on the rise, posing serious risks to businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. As a powerful security design tool that generates personalized, copy-proof elements, Arziro Design helps protect counterfeit-sensitive documents or items from forgery, and lets high-security designers create realistic mock-ups for tenders.

Arziro Design runs as a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator on Mac and PC, enabling in-house document or brand protection and full creative freedom in a known software environment. Pushing the boundaries of security design, complexity and discretion, Arziro Design users can choose from pre-defined parameters or create customized ones.

The latest version of Arziro Design (version 6.0) includes a Trafo Pattern Generator, a new tool for creating complex designs in a controlled way. Designers can now also generate a phantom image or object, a so-called latent image. In addition, version 6.0 adds the option to create variable designs with practically all tools, including the latent image tool, for brand protection and security prints. It allows the creation of endless variations for use on a variety of digital presses.


  • Complete set of security design tools to create complex, fraud-deterring designs.
  • Runs as a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator on Mac and PC, driving optimal creativity in a known software environment.
  • Ease of use and efficiency to achieve high-level productivity
  • Brings security design in-house, resulting in more control, full integration and reduced design costs.
  • Can be applied to create secure designs printed in offset, flexo, digital, and more, with various output resolutions.
  • Offers greater flexibility as it easily integrates with additional software, such as Arziro Anti-Copy (availability depending on region).
  • Comes in a Plus version that is specifically developed for government entities, certified security printers and designers.


Unique anti-forgery software

While many anti-counterfeiting efforts tend to overlook graphic design, Arziro Design acknowledges it as one of the most basic and important elements of document and brand protection. Inspired by high-security software, it incorporates the aspect of security into the initial step of document or product creation.

A multitude of design tools

Rather than using standard vector graphics software to create security elements – often time-consuming and definitely not copy-proof – opt for Arziro Design. It is your best ally in battling forgery, enabling you to create complex and reliable security designs as well as realistic mock-ups of high-security documents.

Only with the inventive combination of many techniques can you create a total, multi-layered anti-forgery solution. Arziro Design is your ultimate assistant in this layering process as it transforms existing pictures and design elements into complex forgery-proof security elements. Arziro Design contains the following modules:

  • Special Rasters, including the Line Raster, Select Raster, Trafo Raster and Dither Raster
  • Special Reliefs, including the Quick Background and Numismatics tools
  • The Crystal Patterns tool
  • The Path Definition module
  • The Line/Object Generator
  • The Guilloche Library & Generator
  • The Latent Image tool (NEW)
  • Variable Design creation (NEW)
  • The Multiply and Opposite Ink Selector utilities
  • The Smart Selection tool (Plus version only)
  • The Arziro Blend module (Plus version only)
  • The Rainbow tool (Plus version only)
trafo raster

Example of a trafo raster

Plug-in for Adobe Illustrator Mac and PC

Running as a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator on Mac and PC, Arziro Design offers a straightforward and easy-to-use anti-counterfeiting solution. Image color conversions are performed on the fly, while settings are applied to the design in real-time and creations can be easily adapted, as they are regular Illustrator elements.

Arziro brochure

Arziro Design demo & brochure request

Arziro Design applications

Security printing

  • Security documents, e.g. breeder documents, diplomas, car registration documents etc.
  • Stamps, e.g. tax stamps, postage stamps, etc.
  • Tickets, vouchers and coupons, e.g. lottery tickets, discount vouchers, concert tickets etc.
  • Cheques and ballots, e.g. bank cheques, voting registration document etc.
  • Cards, e.g. badges, company access cards, police identification cards, driving licenses etc.
  • Mock-ups of high security documents, e.g. security designs for tenders, sample security elements etc.
  • Complex designs for non-printed elements, e.g. security holograms, security foils etc.

Brand protection

  • Perfumes and cosmetics
  • Liquors and wines
  • Luxury goods
  • Apparel
  • Baby articles
  • Complex designs for holograms, foils, UV and IR elements

Technical Specs

Platform PC
Illustrator CC 2022
Operating System Windows 10/11 64-bit
Processor Intel® Core™ i7 8700 3.2 GHz or better
Memory 16 GB RAM or more
Hard Disk 500 GB SSD drive
Video Card Intel® UHD Graphics 630 or better
Monitor 1280 x 800 monitor or higher resolution
Platform Mac
Illustrator CC 2022
Operating System macOS 10.15 (Catalina), macOS 11.2 (Big Sur), or macOS 12 (Monterey)
Processor Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support (The Apple M1 Processor is supported)
Memory 16 GB RAM or more
Hard Disk 500 GB SSD drive
Monitor 1280 x 800 monitor or higher resolution