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Protecting Identities - KINEGRAM solutions for government documents

What is the KINEGRAM? What makes the KINEGRAM the leading DOVID technology? What is the difference between the KINEGRAM and a hologram?

OVD Kinegram is the world’s primary provider of physical and digital security solutions for protecting identities. Our products and solutions for document security protect the personal data of the ID owner and ensure the authenticity of governmentally issued documents. The highly versatile and proprietary KINEGRAM technology is exhaustively tested for all known document issuing systems. It has been chosen by more than 120 countries to protect their most important identity documents. This makes the KINEGRAM the leading DOVID security feature.


Diffractive optically variable image devices (DOVIDs) are optical security features that show specific visual effects based on the principle of diffraction. Inherent gratings which modify light create dynamic visual effects which are easy to recognize but difficult to reproduce.

Unlike a hologram, the patented KINEGRAM technology is exclusively used to secure government documents and banknotes. The resolution possibilities of the vector-based KINEGRAM are virtually unlimited, meaning a wide array of unique and precise optical effects that are inimitable by holography. Every single KINEGRAM security feature has an unmistakable footprint and is arguably the most advanced counterfeit protection available.

Over the last three decades, the KINEGRAM technology has continuously evolved and matured. Secure identity protection today means high-end security elements with sophisticated partial metallization or the unique KINEGRAM ZERO.ZERO technology. Novel combinations of materials and processes have made counterfeiting virtually impossible. Passports, ID cards, driver licenses and other government issued documents can rely on document security provided by the KINEGRAM.

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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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