How does your university print its degree certificates?

Have you ever thought about what makes your degree certificate unique? Whether you display it on the wall or keep it hidden away, your degree certificate is likely to contain a myriad of security features added during certificate printing to stop it being easily forged or duplicated.

It may be easy to ‘buy a degree’ on the internet, with plenty of unscrupulous vendors willing to provide you with a certificate to print for a few pounds, but the resulting certificate printing, especially if printed by a home printer, will not resemble the certificates held by those who have attended university and worked hard for their degree.

At Hague, we help 45 of the top universities in the United Kingdom with their degree certificate printing. If you’ve ever wondered why it’s so expensive and difficult to get a replacement degree certificate, it’s because degree certificates are legal documents embedded with a whole host of clever tactics to ensure that they can’t be replicated by illegal scammers. With the price of getting a legitimate degree increasing all the time, certificate fraud and identity theft is also on the rise.

To combat this, some of the ways we protect and authenticate our certificate printing include:

  • Sophisticated holograms with personalised designs that can’t be photocopied or replicated
  • Controlled watermarked papers – the watermarks are embedded in the paper when it’s made, making it impossible to replicate without access to the same paper
  • State-of-the-art designs printed with secure inks
  • Complex numbering systems that can’t be guessed

Where do you keep your degree certificate? And did you spot any of these security features on your certificate? Did you know that it is all down to professional certificate printing?