Portfolio of Production Technologies


KINEGRAM COLORS - the latest and most attractive addition to the KINEGRAM Portfolio.

Multiple colors can be added to enhance the diffractive elements in a partially metallized foil. This means that the end user sees the KINEGRAM image in multiple colours - for example, the denomination numeral can be designed in a color matching the offset print, complemented by a national crest in gold or silver, and surrounding elements in yet another color. The color is in perfect register to the partial metallization.

Also available as window solution with even further color options for the foil's reverse.

  • virtually impossible to counterfeit or simulate
  • prominent and attractive appearance, easily catching attention
  • next level of banknote design integration by working with print colors and print motif
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Best-in-class solution for windows in banknotes - KINEGRAM REVIEW is the technology which secures the new 20 and 50 Euro banknotes of the 2nd Euro series.

In combination with a foil stripe, windows are the perfect feature for easy authentication and extremely high anti-counterfeiting security. The foil operates as a transmission as well as a reflection feature and can be seen and identified from both sides of the banknote.

KINEGRAM REVIEW shows different diffractive images seen from the front and from the reverse.
For example, the foil can display a diffractive portrait on the front of the note and a patterned image of the denomination on the reverse. The partial metallization allows also to see through the window. 

  • dramatic increase of banknote security
  • chosen as quantum leap security feature for the new Euro banknotes
  • unique in the banknote industry - three different optical effects in the window area
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Unique optical effect for maximum security.

KINEGRAM VOLUME is a unique product, which was developed in close cooperation with the Swiss National Bank (SNB) and Orell Füssli Security Printing (OFS). Based on the proprietary KINEGRAM origination process, it is created by laser technology. The vibrantly colored, highly prominent images can only be seen at narrow angles when tilting the note, otherwise they remain invisible.

The “on-off” optical effect of KINEGRAM VOLUME is extremely easy to understand and to use, while at the same time virtually impossible to counterfeit.

  • standalone feature in the banknote industry
  • expert proven, extremely high anti-counterfeiting security
  • highly appreciated by central banks for its distinct visual expression and ease of public education
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New Australian $100 Banknote with KINEGRAM ZERO.ZERO

The Australian Reserve Bank has announced the new $100 banknote will be released into general circulation on 29 October 2020. The new banknotes have been in production since mid-2019 and will soon be distributed ahead of their release into general circulation.


EU Court Opinion: Cash must be accepted as legal tender for transactions

Since the birth of the single European currency, the principle that euro banknotes and coins are legal tender has been enshrined in the EU Treaty. Unfortunately, during the Coronavirus pandemic, fake news about a link between cash and the covid-19 virus has scared many retailers.


New European Commission Strategy: Cash is a public good and must be accepted by retailers

In the European Commission’s Communication on a Retail Payments Strategy, the European Union’s executive has underlined the importance of cash as a public good – stating that “Cash is a means of payment that offers instant settlement in face-to-face transactions, without any technical infrastructure. It is still the only form of money individuals can hold directly. As such, it should remain widely accessible and accepted.”


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