Excentro
Excentro 1.9.13
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Create guilloche illustration designs.   Shareware ($500.00)
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Excentro is an easy-to-use yet advanced tool that can create guilloche designs such as 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 over the past two hundred years. As the times changed and digital copy and printing technologies were perfected, guilloches no longer presented sufficient security measures that could prevent the forging and counterfeiting of valuable papers. Today the main part of security technology lies in
What's New
Version 1.9.13:
  • Minor UI changes
  • Some fixes for forthcoming OS X 10.9 Mavericks release
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





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tim27 commented on 26 May 2008
While a cool program, $400 seems pretty steep for something used for such a narrow purpose considering you can buy Illustrator for $500.
[Version 1.7]

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Fromage-Head replied on 24 Dec 2008
Your comparison is not fair. I'm not sure you can do similar tasks in Illustrator. And there is a lite version which is suffiscient to make interesting designs at $25.
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Sep 2004
Should release two versions - a 'lite' cut-down version for artist's/enthusiasts/hobbyists etc,... and another for the affluent commercial peeps.
[Version 1.5.4]

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Anonymous commented on 09 Sep 2004
One of the most fascinating (and well written!) Macintosh applications that I've seen in a long time.

Incredible documentation!

Easy to use with the tutorials, yet potentially incredibly deep.

Basically free and not crippled (for occasional use.)

Provides fodder for left AND right sides of the brain.
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JohnKHeath rated on 22 Oct 2011

[Version 1.9]


Downloads:13,880
Version Downloads:638
Type:Multimedia Design : Illustration
License:Shareware
Date:18 Sep 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $500.00
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Excentro is an easy-to-use yet advanced tool that can create guilloche designs such as 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 over the past two hundred years. As the times changed and digital copy and printing technologies were perfected, guilloches no longer presented sufficient security measures that could prevent the forging and counterfeiting of valuable papers. Today the main part of security technology lies in the special paper or tricky inks used in printing.

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 (e.g., theater tickets, diplomas, or gift certificates). Or, they can just be used to decorate and add some aesthetic value to a product giving it a 'money-like' look and value.


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