Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: 10.6 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit
1.9.18 (July 2, 2015)
Minor fixes and enhancements.
More Info: http://www.excourse.com/excentro/
Excentro is a simple but advanced tool that can create guilloche designs like 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 during the past two hundred years. As the times changed and digital copy and printing technologies perfected, guilloches no longer presented sufficient security measures that could prevent forging and counterfeiting of valuable papers. Today the main part of security technology lies in the special paper or tricky inks the designs are printed upon or with.
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 (i.e. theater tickets, diplomas or gift certificates). Or, they can just be used to decorate and add some aesthetic value to a product giving the ‘money-like’ look and value.