To create increasingly secure and complex banknotes, it is in the interest of central banks to collaborate with specialist partners such as security printers and security feature manufacturers. A collaborative approach is beneficial to all key players: security feature providers have more time and resources to focus on a specific technology and its application while central banks can rely on innovative projects to be one step ahead of counterfeiters.
Many banknotes issued in recent years are living proof of the benefits of such efforts visible through the integration of innovative inks, foils and threads on sophisticated substrates. Notably, the 50 Swiss francs – issued last April – was printed on a describes a substrate that is a mixture of natural fibres (cotton) and plastic material, without either predominating the other. More of cotton See Banknote paper. More and A substrate used in the printing of banknotes, made of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) polymer. Polymer banknotes were first introduced in Australia and are widely used around the world. More and was the first to use a volume A method of rendering objects in three dimensions generated by means of laser beams. The result is a hologram. More technique. It was only possible to apply this new technology thanks to the joint effort between the printer, machine manufacturer and security element provider. This new security feature has already intrigued other central banks and could appear in the next Israeli shekels.
Bank of Canada also decided to combine a new The physical media or support on which the image is printed, such as paper, polymer or hybrid, etc. More with innovative security features to reduce counterfeiting. This required a number of material and production process improvements regarding temperature, speed and adhesion strength, among others. Bank of Canada reported a 74% drop in counterfeits since the introduction of the new series issued in 2011.
The See Central bank. More of New Zealand’s new series is another example of successful collaboration. These banknotes are made of polymer and feature a foil patch applied over a clear window – a security element exclusive to polymer substrates. For this new combination, existing printing machines had to be modified and the chemistry adjusted to enable efficient production and better optical quality of banknotes. New Zealand’s $5 note won 2015 “Banknote of the Year” award attributed by the International A banknote (or ‘bill’ as it is often referred to in the US) is a type of negotiable promissory note, issued by a bank or other licensed authority, payable to the bearer on demand. More Society (IBNS).
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