Portfolio of Metallization Types


Full metallization

The origin of the KINEGRAM technology: fully metallized diffractive security foils.

During the foil production process, a thin layer of aluminum is vacuum-evaporated onto a carrier material. Before the metallization, the diffractive image is embossed into the material. The silver colored aluminum makes the diffractive image visible. 

  • eye-catching large surfaces
  • easy to locate and authenticate
  • endless variety of shapes through individual stamping die geometry
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Partial metallization

Partial removal of the aluminum layer allows for intricate design elements, such as microtexts or small images, to be isolated from the main design area. This enables the creation of more interesting and unusual shapes of the KINEGRAM foil element.


Partially metallized foils are the state-of-the-art in the security foil industry today.

  • highly increased design flexibility
  • highly increased anti-counterfeiting security
  • state-of-the-art for banknote security foils today
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KINEGRAM ZERO.ZERO

Award-winning, unique high-precision partial metallization. The “metal on demand” process of KINEGRAM ZERO.ZERO technology enables the addition of finely detailed metallic images only where the foil's optical security effects and the design requires them.

This technology is especially suitable for projects requiring seamless integration of the foil into the overall banknote design. The results are highly brilliant metallized images with extremely high line resolution, clear movement effects, and large transparent areas.

  • perfect integration with the banknote print
  • one-of-a-kind technology for highly precise partial metallization
  • acknowledged by banknote security experts as extremely difficult to counterfeit
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KINEGRAM HDM

High Definition (partial) Metallization technology, an innovative solution for partially metallized foils. The HDM technology opens up new possibilities for KINEGRAM® features as, for the first time ever, metallic designs and patterns with an extremely high line resolution of below 10 microns can be created.

 

This novelty in the security foil industry enables the creation of exceedingly precise metallic shapes and images. HDM is especially suitable for projects requiring great freedom for banknote designers.

 

  • unique high definition partial metallization with extremely fine lines
  • allows greyscale, screened, halftone images and realistic portraits
  • new degrees of freedom for foil design and banknote integration

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News

New Albanian 10,000 Lekë Banknote with registered KINEGRAM® Stripe

In June 2021, the Bank of Albania will release the highest denomination of the Lekë issued so far into general circulation – the 10,000 Lekë, secured with a registered KINEGRAM® stripe from KURZ.

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KURZ featured in 7th Banknote Technology Report

The Banknote Technology Report, by the established Banknote Industry News, is a leading publication and important source of information for the banknote industry.

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KURZ THREADS figure prominently in Special Report

Reconnaissance International Ltd., publisher of leading reports, directories, and newsletters for the banknote industry and other fields of security printing, has issued a special report on security threads for banknotes.

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