We are constantly developing new security features and techniques across our entire portfolio of banknotes, Identity and product authentication solutions in order to maintain the integrity of our products for our customers
Some of our key and recent features to market are showcased below:
- Continuous Bio-Data Page™
- DLR Identify™ CRVS
- Holographic Foil on Safeguard®
- Kinetic StarChrome®
- SHIELD Embossed™ Holographic Laminate
- SHIELD Volume™ Holographic Laminate
- Spectrum™ for Tax Stamps
Active™ is a simple and easy-to-verify colour switching security thread for banknotes with an obvious colour change that supports strong public recognition. Available in a range of colour combinations and widths, Active™ offers a diverse colour palette and demetallisation making it suitable for use with a family of denominations.
Continuous Bio-Data Page™
De La Rue’s Continuous Bio-Data Page™ is a new patented method of passport book construction where the bio-data page continues across the book's spine to form the rear end page of the passport. This technique greatly hinders attempts at the removal of the bio-data page, the prime target of most fraudulent attempts of document alteration.
DLR Identify™ CRVS
DLR Identify™ CRVS is the latest addition to De La Rue’s suite of software applications for the secure management of citizen identity data and has been specially developed to deliver a highly robust, secure and flexible solution to support the needs of government civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) programmes. DLR Identify™ CRVS provides governments with a cost-effective tool for the recording and managing of citizen life events (for example births and deaths). In doing so, it assists in the provisioning of essential people services such as health and education, and also long term country planning.
DLR Identify™ CRVS comprises four core modules – Collection, Registration, Verification and Statistics – and follows the guidelines set out by the United Nations, including the Accelerated Improvement of Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (APAI-CRVS) workshops and documents.
Holographic Foil on Safeguard®
Secure holograms integrated into the clear windows of polymer banknotes offer high levels of protection against counterfeiting and are eye-catching security features for banknote authentication. Using Advanced image plane holography, De La Rue holograms on Safeguard® offer all the clarity, colour, movement and true depth achievable on a polymer substrate.
Kinetic StarChrome®, also part of Cash Supply Chain, is a specialist security thread combining the two proven technologies of Starchrome® and Classical Holography. This combination delivers a high-impact feature which is easily seen and understood by the public, yet complex for counterfeiters to attempt to simulate. Available in a range of widths, window lengths and demetallisation options making it suitable for all denominations, Kinetic StarChrome® is also fully compatible with machine readability and high speed banknote processing.
SHIELD Embossed™ Holographic Laminate
The new Shield Embossed laminate is a high gloss thin film laminate protection solution created using e-beam technology to deliver the highest resolution and definition of quality. This product makes use of complex three-dimensional models to ensure immediate recognition and a powerful public verification feature.
SHIELD Volume™ Holographic Laminate
SHIELD Volume™ uses Lippmann holographic technology to display a strong monochrome image with high movement, exceptional depth and 3D models that transition both horizontally and vertically. These public security effects are easily viewable under a range of different lighting conditions.
Skylight™ is a specialist, unique and complex watermarking feature for use in passports, where small areas appear lighter and thinner than their background, positioned to register across the sheet. A process developed and patented by De La Rue, SkyLight™ hinders the splitting of the paper, the lifting of the laminate and reassembly with fraudulent data.
Spectrum™ for Tax Stamps
Part of our Product Authentication solution to support the delivery of government revenue assurance, De La Rue’s Spectrum™ technology has also been further developed and engineered in a reel-to-reel format and can now be offered in identical forms both for single stamps and for stamps supplied on reels. The technique continues to use advanced latent image technology to produce a colour-changing feature, with movement that shows two alternate images when viewed at different angles.
Spectrum™ is a new colour-changing print feature recently adapted from banknotes for use in passports. Spectrum has a clear movement and on/off effect for overt authentication. Spectrum™ uses proven latent image technology to provide a sophisticated anti-copy feature that is resistant to colour copiers, scanners or attempted desktop reproduction.