January 23 has a special significance in the cultural calendar. It is Handwriting Day, or Signature Day. This day was established to remind us the handwriting beauty and uniqueness and the need of handwriting signature use, already a rarity in IT era, when we no longer need a pencil and a sheet of paper.
The handwriting evolution history has been thousands of years, period in which people have tried to establish the person character after his handwriting.
Modern scientists have established seven handwriting main features, after which a person’s profile can be created. These are: font size, shape and inclination, handwriting direction, writing pressure and speed, as well as the rows shape. Graphologists believe that between handwriting and its characteristics there is definitely a connection, because the human brain subconsciously “lead” the handwriting.
Today handwriting is considered as a matter of fact, keeping only sentimental value. The risk that, in the near future, handwriting remains only history, it becomes more and more obvious. The need for quick, succinct relational, sometimes with more people at once, yes keyboard addiction, and technology fully meets the current requirements.
The handwriting importance has diminished. However, it is appropriate not to forget to use it, either in memory of some old times, but also to exercise our ability to concentrate: some researchers say that through such a beautiful occupation we use the intuitive functions of the right hemisphere, we develop our creativity and coherence in expression.
Several testimonials in the medical world reinforce the hypothesis that handwriting in our lives can be both a prophylaxis and a way of treating diseases. Over all, the calligraphy helps us to exteriorize better, constituting a creative act and a sacrifice. Perhaps we do not accidentally keep the writing tool just between the fingers used to mark the Holy Cross sign.
Also, experts say that one of the most effective ways to learn something (read and retain) is to write the information by hand.
The celebration coincides with John Hancock’s birthday. He became well-known for his readable and stylistic signature on the United States Declaration of Independence.
Over time, Hancock becomes a kind of synonym for the signature on an official document.
Handwriting means signature, signature means safety, safety means security.
The valuable documents forgery can be done both by the texts counterfeiting and the signatures forgery.
Establishing the writing or signature counterfeiting, determining the elements that prove the fake, it is presupposes the knowledge of writing process and the signatures execution peculiarities. Only in this way can a distinction be made between the authenticity clues and the false ones, and can be known the limits of counterfeiting another person’s graphism.
In most cases signatures are falsified, texts counterfeiting having a lower frequency. The latter is usually meets at the very short texts, resolutions, mentions (“it is approved”, “I received”), in digits, especially when is added, an occasion to try to imitate the existing ones on the original text. The priority signatures falsification is explained by the fact that the manuscript text is much more difficult to counterfeit than the signature. On the other hand, the signature is legally relevant to the text: an act with counterfeit signature will be false, regardless of the fact that the text belongs to the holder of that signature. However, it is required the condition that in the act there should be no deletions, additions, digits changes etc.
Ceprohart, a supplier of security solutions for information and value documents protection, makes its own contribution to the fight against counterfeiting and forgery.
”I conclude with regret that technology has not allowed me to address you these thoughts written by hand”. (Doxology)