3M Security Systems has introduced the 3M Color Floating Image Security Laminate, a new optically variable device (OVD) that offers a high level of overt and covert security. The heat-activated laminate can be provided in various formats for use on secure documents such as ID cards, passports and drivers licenses, and will assist end-users in enhancing their document authentication measures while helping to provide durable protection and enhanced tamper evidence. Multiple interdependent layers of overt, covert and forensic security features are incorporated into the laminate to enhance document authentication and protection from counterfeiting. Covert security features include a kinetic micro text which is embedded within the overt Color Floating Image feature and can be viewed under 10x magnification.The Color Floating Image is a customized image that dramatically moves and appears to "float" above and sink below the surface of the document. The images can incorporate one- or two-color line art graphics, custom designed for each client.