Keep Counterfeit Money Out of Register with New Pen and UV Light Detector System

The DriMark Counterfeit Detector System adds an ultraviolet light to the Counterfeit Money Detector Pen cap to help cash businesses prevent counterfeit currency from entering the register drawer.
By: Julie Gross Gelfand HLDPR
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April 28, 2010 - PRLog -- Port Washington, NY, April 28, 2010 -- DriMark Products, Inc., U.S. manufacturer of the original Counterfeit Money Detector Pen, announces the introduction of its new Counterfeit Detector System, which adds an ultraviolet light in the pen cap to help cash businesses prevent counterfeit currency from entering the register drawer ( The announcement coincides with the U.S. Treasury’s unveiling of a new $100 bill to combat increasingly sophisticated counterfeiting of U.S. currency.

“Adding a UV light to our Counterfeit Money Detector Pen gives cashiers a dual test to authenticate U.S. currency,” said Cathy Williams-Owen, DriMark President & Chief Financial Officer. “The light reveals the micro-printed strip embedded in all $5 through $100 U.S. bills printed after 1996. It works the same way on credit cards and checks, which also have a hidden security thread. Coupled with our best-selling anti-counterfeiting pen, which uses special ink to authenticate currency paper stock, the UV light gives retailers, club owners and other cash businesses an important new level of protection at the register.”

“The advanced security features we’ve included in the new $100 note will hinder potential counterfeiters from producing high-quality fakes that can deceive consumers and merchants,” said Larry R. Felix, Director of the Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing. (

The DriMark Counterfeit Detector System lets cashiers quickly and easily verify the authenticity of U.S. notes by revealing several of the hidden security features.

About the DriMark Counterfeit Detector System
The DriMark Counterfeit Detector System provides two effective tests in one convenient pocket-sized unit. When used on an authentic U.S. currency note, the pen’s specially formulated ink produces a light-colored mark; on bogus bills, it produces a dark mark. The UV light in the pen cap provides a second authentication test by revealing the embedded security strip.

The powerful UV light will test several thousand bills. It comes with (3) button cell batteries and will fit any genuine DriMark Counterfeit Detector Pen.  A simple detection guide and instructions are also included.

The DriMark Counterfeit Detector Pen is sold at office supply stores everywhere.  The DriMark Counterfeit Detector System with UV light will be available at Office Depot and Staples in early July. Manufacturers’ suggested retail price is $13.99.

“DriMark’s Counterfeit Money Detector Pen is the industry standard-bearer and the only proven loss prevention tool that can reliably authenticate paper currency at the register. The complete Counterfeit Money Detector System with UV light gives retailers a dual test for paper money, and lets them authenticate checks and credit cards, as well. It is the most reliable, easy to use device to keep counterfeit money out of the cash drawer,” Ms. Williams-Owen said.

About DriMark
DriMark Products, Inc. created the retail market for counterfeit currency detection when it introduced the Counterfeit Money Detector Pen in 1991. Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, DriMark manufactures one-of-a-kind, patented products that cannot be found anywhere else. DriMark is the leading manufacturer of highlighters and markers to the Promotional Products Industry, with the capability of manufacturing over 2 million markers daily. For more information, visit DriMark at
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