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Designing for CINEMA™ – A New Dimension in Banknote Security

CINEMA™ is a ground-breaking security feature for banknotes, launched in 2020 by CCL Secure. The feature uses advanced micro-optics to create 3D and novel effects such as movement, depth, float, flip effects, and magnification – all in normal lighting, without the need for UV or other special lighting techniques.

Features - December 23, 2021 midnight

Innovations from KURZ in Digitalisation and Threads

The emphasis on the recent round of IACA’s Excellence in Currency Awards, which were presented in October, was on innovations in response to the pandemic that will have lasting value. One such innovation was from KURZ in the form of its ‘Digital Design and Origination Approval Process’.

Technology - December 23, 2021 midnight

Eye-Catching, Distinctive and Secure

At the latest count a third of all banknotes contain a diffractive feature, in the form of a patch, stripe or thread, 327 to be precise. According to Frank van der Horst of the DNB in his presentation at the recently-concluded Holography Conference, the feature is the second best in public recognition terms after watermarks – which makes one wonder why the other two thirds of banknotes don’t use one!

Features - December 1, 2021 midnight

Registered Threads – Perfect Security, Perfect Storytelling

In the Banknote of the Month feature in last month’s Currency News™, we covered the Central Bank of Honduras’ new 200 lempira note which, among other features, is the first in the world to incorporate a registered Galaxy® thread. In this article, Louisenthal explains the significance of this new advance in thread technology.

Features - August 27, 2021 midnight

Diversity Exemplified in G7 Banknote Denominations

The recent meeting of the G7 (Group of Seven, an inter-governmental political forum consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US) held in the UK prompted De La Rue to look at the banknotes of the participating countries, which threw up some interesting divergences in their approaches to banknote security.

Banknotes - August 27, 2021 midnight

CINEMA – From Concept to Completion

Launched in 2020, CCL Secure’s new CINEMA™ security feature is gaining many admirers for its ability to combine 3D style depth with movement in a single feature, says the company.

Features - July 30, 2021 midnight

New Traffic Light Security Ink from GSI

Gleitsmann Security Inks (GSI) has launched what it terms the ‘world’s first traffic light for banknotes’ in the form of mouve GSI, a unique security feature that will help safeguard cash and other security documents using luminescent colour effects.

Technology - June 29, 2021 midnight