ISO 14298:2015

ISO 14298:2015 - Management security printing process


This standard has been established for the printing and allied industries. The certification is taking place based on internationally recognized criteria of ISO 14298. The ISO 14298:2013 certificate is certifying a world-wide recognition as a security printing operator. The main motive for companies of the security printing industry to achieve certification according to this international standard is mainly based on the fact to demonstrate towards security printing process. Ascent INSPECTA understands all these issues and can perform the necessary assessment /Improvement to help you achieve ISO 14298:2013 Certification.

With increased need for documents everywhere, it has also got necessary for the world to ensure its security in order to prevent counterfeiting and forgery through it. The public nowadays is immensely concerned about safety and security process provided for their valuable and confidential documents. Thus, ISO 14298 was implemented for the producers of a document of value like ID documents, Banknotes, security foils which are physically protected by security features.

By using this International Standard, organizations establish, maintain and implement security printing management system. Organizations adopt the strategic decision of design and implementation.

ISO 14298 facilitates specific requirements and security features of documentation process to all the suppliers of products and services that include printed matter manufactured. Its primary objective is to improve the security in concern to security printing and help to combat fraud and forgery. ISO 14298 had listed down all the major security procedures to be followed by producers of valuable and confidential documents and are audited comprehensively based on it.

ISO 14298 processes conduct yearly audit control in all the 3 years of certification to authenticate that a high level of security in maintained throughout the certificate timeline to achieve the best level of security.

The ISO 14298 standard also covers hologram manufacturers and their specific process and is based on risk management.

ISO 14298 not only focuses on printing product but also printing process.

Requirements of ISO 14298

  • Define objectives
  • Threat detection
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management system
  • Determine effect of uncertainty
  • Describe policy
  • Set up of security printing process
  • Presence of security foil
  • Compliance of security feature
  • Existence of security management
  • Availability of resources
  • Complete documentation process

Benefits of ISO 14298

  • Customer satisfaction.
  • Customers are confident about safety and security of their valuable and. confidential documents.
  • Protection from forgery, counterfeiting, and threats.
  • Saves cost.
  • Product quality is promoted to meet International Stature.
  • Benefits of International stature.
  • Enhanced quality of products, process, and services.
  • Helps establish appropriate systems to control manpower systematically and monitor their performances.
  • Improved productivity.
  • Helps establish appropriate systems to control manpower systematically and monitor their performances.

Problems faced in ISO 14298

  • Organizations face problems in auditing due to lack of proper knowledge, training and required competence to interpret the requirements of the standard.
  • Half knowledge is fatal. The absence of complete knowledge regarding ISO 14298 conformity and determining a suitable system can land you in big trouble along with a huge amount of bills and expenditure.
  • Lack of commitment to establish, implement and maintain ISO 14298 based quality management system, results in non-achievement of desired results.
  • Adopting a bureaucratic and incompatible ISO 14298 systems can prove painful, redundant and build fear in employs which can degrade their motivation.
  • Auditing, Training and improving quality can cost you more than you can input, which makes most of the organization to step out of the process.
  • Unprofessional and incorrect offers given by Consultants that displays a very wide range of pricing. This creates confusion and hampers the Consultant selection process.
  • The possibility that the Consultant guides through, and emphasizes on massive documentation which the organization cannot handle, and somehow aren't the mandatory requirement of the international standard too.

Certification levels

ISO 14298:2013 certificates can be issued on three levels:

  • NG (Security Printing / Non-Governmental): A minimum set of requirements need to be fulfilled in order to be awarded a certificate with the level NG. This level applies to printers supplying commercial security printing products and security products for governmental organisations.
  • G (Security Printing / Governmental): An additional set of requirements need to be fulfilled by all printers certified with the level G. This level applies to printers supplying commercial security printing products, security products for governmental organisations and ID-documents or passports.
  • CB (Security Printing / Central Bank): Further requirements for printers supplying central banks or credit card issuing authorities and ID or passport personalization centres.

Any and all requirements for the corresponding level (NG, G or CB) need to be fulfilled by the organization in order to be granted a certificate of the relevant level. All products produced in the same building must fulfil the relevant criteria and operate under the same level. The system and the requirements aim at eliminating risks for customers and their product.

Who can get certified?

Producers of printed documents or products of value or entitlement, ID documents or security foils which are physically protected against forgery, counterfeit and alteration by security features. Security printing also covers the production of security foils including holograms.

How can Ascent INSPECTA help you?

  • Ascent provides complete understanding and proper training to personnel that can solve security related issues easily. Ascent provides training based on the need of the organization and not unnecessary ones.
  • The Ascent Solutions Architect guides you through the entire ISO 14298 compliance and implementation till achievement of certification which will give you a sigh of relief.
  • Ascent helps to impart right education regarding coordination and motivation of management and employees help you achieve ISO 14298 standard conformity.
  • Ascent provides required training, education and confidence to employees thus making QMS a regular habit for them which eradicates fear and dopes confidence.
  • Ascent expert guiding you about the inadequate resources will resolve various problems.
  • Hiring Ascent can guide you with proper budget knowledge without you paying additional expenses.
  • Ascent based Solutions Architects perform a detailed business profile analysis and undertake a gap analysis before the project outline is designed. No repeats, no non-useful documents are ensured.
  • Ascent works 24X7, to cater the needs of its customers all over the world. This gives you ample opportunity to demand our services even in the odd hours and holidays.
  • Ascent has a general practice of complete analysis before an offer is given. It is extremely improbable that the total expenditure goes beyond the budgeted figures, unless there are special requirements from the client's end. "Not a single penny extra", is a general motto that each Ascent employee abides by.

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