Product Spotlight

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:


Safeguard® Argentum

Further enhancing De La Rue’s portfolio of design features in support of its polymer offering, Safeguard®, Argentum is a visually striking and highly reflective treatment, achieved by printing a specialist silver ink within the gravure layers of the note. Argentum can be used as a standalone feature or incorporated to create IlluminateAg and IntegrateAg With eye catching designs that are both intricate and extremely difficult to replicate.

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PureImage™ is the next generation of De La Rue holography. Our brightest, crispest holographic thread with clean imagery and bold movement. Holographic threads are a firmly established and trusted public authentication feature worldwide. Secure, durable and recognisable, PureImage™ is De La Rue's latest customisable holographic thread that makes use of bright, eyecatching movement and depth effects.

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Ignite® is a visually spectacular, next-generation banknote security thread. This new feature expertly layers dramatic colour-shift with advanced microstructure technologies to create an original, dynamic and distinctive effect that offers the ultimate high-impact security solution for public authentication.

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PhotoColour UV™

PhotoColour UV™ is a full-colour, true to life, invisible print feature. Its vivid photo-realistic and life-like UV feature for polycarbonate identity documents provides instant engagement, easy verification and an overall increase of security.

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DLR Analytics™

Data-driven insights to put you in control of your cash cycle. DLR Analytics™ is a cloud based software platform that gives central banks the tools they need to make evidence-based decisions for a better-managed, more efficient and more cost-effective cash cycle. In addition to informed decision making, DLR Analytics™ also provides better cash cycle visibility, accurate demand forecasting, a standardised approach and membership of the Cash Cycle Partnership – a supportive community of users and central banks around the world.

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Polycarbonate ID Cards

De La Rue’s identity cards are constructed using a durable and attack resistant 100% polycarbonate substrate, encompassing a multi-layer mono block structure and embedded security features to protect against the threat of counterfeit of the card and fraud to the holder’s identity.

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De La Rue has launched a series of new design features to support its polymer offering, Safeguard®. Illuminate uses a combination of inks, including matte and iridescent inks, to inject vivid colour and unique texture into the polymer window. Rotate is a design technique that creates a fully registered image on both sides of the polymer note. Integrate is the next generation of watermarking for polymer, injecting colour directly into the different print layers of the substrate itself.

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Gemini™ and SPARK®

De La Rue has developed a new technique that combines the cash handling security of Gemini™ with the public recognition of SPARK®. Integrating these two already highly secure and complex effects has resulted in even greater counterfeit resilience while also delivering a highly aesthetic and unique design element. This new combinational feature is suitable for both paper and polymer base substrates.

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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.

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DLR Design™

The design of a new currency, passport or security document is so much more than the physical object itself. It is significant and symbolic, evocative and iconic — a cultural statement that respects a proud heritage while looking to the future. It is identity, integrity, a promise.

At De La Rue, our integrated approach, unrivalled technical know-how and supreme attention to detail makes us an ideal partner, guiding and collaborating with you every step of the way. Delivering on varied and complex briefs, we continually produce the award-winning designs that have established us as leaders in the field.

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Gemini™ is a specialist printed security feature that appears as a single colour under normal daylight but transforms into two separate fluorescent colours when under a UV light.

Gemini™ design variants are now also available in Blocks, Lines and Microtext as well as solid colour, making it even harder to reproduce using common counterfeiting techniques.

Download the Gemini™ Identity PDF Download the Gemini™ Banknotes PDF



Izon® is a new holographic anti-counterfeit technology that enables fast, overt product authentication through the use of unique 3-D images, custom designed for simple and intuitive visual verification.

Available in a variety of material constructions, sizes and designs, Izon® can be customized to a varied range of authentication solutions in order to fit unique brand and package requirements.

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Kinetic StarChrome® & Kinetic StarChrome® Portrait

Kinetic StarChrome® is a specialist security thread combining the two proven technologies of Starchrome® and Classical Holography. This combination delivers a high-impact feature that 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.

New: Kinetic StarChrome® Portrait – De La Rue has advanced its Kinetic StarChrome® feature to create the latest generation Kinetic StarChrome®

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Polycarbonate Bio-Data Page Solution

Advanced bio-data page solution ensuring multi-layered protection against the threat of counterfeit and fraud. Fused under immense heat and pressure, our polycarbonate design solution can incorporate up to 6 print workings combined with see through features, optically variable inks, holograms and tactile surface embossings.

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DLR IDEmbossed™ Holographic Laminate

The DLR IDEmbossed™ 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. Banknotes, Identity & Product


Spectrum™ is a new colour-changing print feature for use on banknotes and in passports. Spectrum has a clear colour change 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.

De La Rue’s Spectrum™ technology has also recently 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.

Download the Spectrum™ Banknotes PDF Download the Spectrum™ Identity PDF Download the Spectrum™ Product PDF



TrueImage is De La Rue’s latest holographic image feature for use on polymer banknotes. Visually differentiated via its 3D photorealistic imagery with cinematographic animation effects, addressing the needs of both public authentication and strong technical security.

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