We design with imagination and implement with intelligence.
We pride ourselves on realising the banknote issuing authority's vision, capturing the soul and passion of a country and translating this into an aesthetic masterpiece, where creativity meets function.
Renowned for aesthetically brilliant designs and responsible for over 1/3rd of all banknote designs in circulation, we are the trusted partner to central banks and state printing works.
We offer our customers an unparalleled service, embracing the tension between creativity and manufacturing discipline to deliver solutions to exacting requirements, placing the issuing authority at the heart of everything we do.
We are here to capture and translate your story and navigate your design experience.
Thinking beyond design
The DLR Design experience sets us apart, focusing on the entire product Life-cycle analysing every element; providing an intelligent curation of technology, aesthetics, circulation Intelligence, engineering and manufacturing. Immersing ourselves in the country’s history and culture we integrate unique insights; from user experiences and interactions to perception studies and durability considerations.
It is this unique approach that takes our thinking far beyond design where every element has a functional purpose, guaranteeing security and reliability we are transforming the design experience.
The design experience
At the inception of the project our best in industry designers are crafting your interactive design experience, blending unique insights and working simultaneously with design engineering.
This dynamic partnership scrutinises every element assessing and modelling the product through various stages of the life-cycle, minimising risk and providing predictability. Our custom software is mapped to manufacturing tolerances, ATM and cash processing machines, providing automated and real time design analysis highlighting problem areas informing designers; artistically brilliant, meticulously engineered.
A Symbiosis of Artistry and Technical Design. The integration of the concept into a high resolution, fully function banknote requires unparalleled precision and accuracy. Our highly skilled technical designers excel in securitising the concept, cohesively blending complex graphics and engraving elements, working to the finest detail ensuring the integrity of your banknote.
Automated design analysis is conducted at the micron level, selecting optimised parameters guaranteeing the artistic content is translated to print. In parallel the team are performing full machine readable analysis, certifying banknote examination compatibility.
The perfect prototype
Involving the issuing authority at every stage of the design journey is critical. Ensuring we capture, translate and accurately realise your vision is vital.
Our advanced prototyping approach allows the opportunity to provide a functional representation of the final banknote prior to scale-able manufacture. This enables us to verify the integrity of the aesthetic design, validate the functional elements and provide a final approval and absolute agreement before we head into production offering total clarity and no surprises. Fully aligned to global manufacturing processes customers can feel assured.
Where banknotes are born
During the entire design journey, we concurrently prepare for banknote launch, with a commitment to precision, performance and aesthetics the dedicated launch team ensure a smooth transition from the design phase into manufacturing.
As your banknote comes to life, we relentlessly pursue excellence, monitoring every aspect during production. Our Design Analytics module provides a dynamic and holistic view of the manufacturing cycle, allowing for real time feedback and optimisation with one goal, deliver excellence and exceed your expectations.