Machine Identification Code

Something as trivial as printing something on a piece of paper can be traced back to you. Thanks to machine identification code many printers leave a unique microscopic identification on every sheet of paper they print.

This list is no longer updated and I cannot personally vouch for the results found so take that for what it is. But here is a list of printers and wether or not they display an identifying code.

I would assume that all modern printers do this on some level and that your ink and paper will be scrutinized if what you’re printing strikes a chord with the right people. Keep in mind these dots are mainly used to catch counterfeiters.

See this project which attempts to defeat the MIC