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      The ultimate colour changing security thread.

      State of the art combinational technology is used to create a wide palette colour change that is precisely coupled with striking movement effects.

      The vibrant colours make IGNITE® stand out and the effects are sharp, clear and obvious when tilted across a wide range of viewing angles. Two highly secure technologies, colour-shift and micro-optics, combine to create double the counterfeit barrier and lead to a thread that is highly secure as well as visually striking.

      Perfect for:

      • Mid and high denominations – the latest thread from De La Rue
      • A natural upgrade from STARCHROME®
      • Banknotes requiring a strongly coloured security thread
      • Proven in state printing works and commercial printers
      • Can match colours and link the design to SPARK® features

      IGNITE® is available in a range of colours which can be combined with different movement or pulsing effects. Sharp icons, images, letters and numbers can be incorporated into the thread to make it unique for each banknote denomination, complementing the design theme of the banknote and increasing the counterfeit resilience.

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      We are here to answer your questions about this feature. Simply get in touch with Dr Nikki Strickland, Head of Currency Product Marketing

      Case studies

      Commemorative notes of the 100 and 200 Taka

      On 17th March 2020 people in Bangladesh celebrated the birthday of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who is often known as the Father of the Nation. To mark the occasion the Bangladesh Bank issued celebratory commemorative notes of the 100 Taka and 200 Taka denominations, printed in their state printing works. A blue-green IGNITE® thread was selected for the 100 Taka note and the logo of the central bank was designed into the thread. Congratulations to the Bangladesh Bank and Security Printing Corporation (Bangladesh) Ltd on the successful manufacture and launch of these beautiful notes. It was a privilege to provide IGNITE® for this occasion.

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