De La Rue Security Papers

De La Rue Security Papers is unique. We are the only paper manufacturer in the world dedicated to producing solely high-security, non-currency paper, on cylinder mould paper machines. The paper produced by these machines is recognised as being the most secure achievable. This is partly because all security features are incorporated into the paper during manufacture, but mainly because of the multi-tonal, three dimensional watermarks which the cylinder mould process creates. This is the type of watermark recommended by Interpol for use in secure documents.

We have been involved in developing deterrents and countermeasures to counterfeit and fraud since our founding in the 18th century, and have always used watermarks as a primary deterrent. Our first cylinder mould machine was introduced in 1917.

Our expertise has grown and developed to stay ahead of the increasing sophistication of the technologies used to counterfeit and fraudulently alter documents. The universal accessibility of personal computers, digital imaging software and scanners, photocopiers and high quality printers has vastly increased the levels of threat to secure documents, from cheques to certificates, money orders to passports.

Each one of our clients has their own, bespoke paper manufactured to specifications drawn up to meet particular current and future threats, with a unique watermark designed from their own artwork, and combining numerous overt and covert security features.

Together with our sister companies in the Group, De La Rue Security Papers has extensive technical knowledge and unsurpassed understanding of effective document protection. Our high security paper is used in a wide variety of applications by customers throughout the world who value our experience and expertise.