DLR DesignTM

A new approach in secure design excellence

Our Process

The design of a new currency, stamp, label 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.

DLR Design™ is a passionate, close-knit team of creative specialists and technical experts. Our complete, end-to-end design service produces intelligent, innovative, evidence-led solutions that are aesthetically pleasing, intrinsically secure and entirely bespoke, however complex your requirements. We work in close collaboration with you to realise your unique vision; an entire service tailored to your needs, with an integrated and immersive approach enabling engagement throughout the entire design journey.

Our Design Credentials:


Design specialists ready to support you, all based at our UK design studio – ensuring a high level of response and cross-team coordination


We have customers in more than 150 countries


Years fighting counterfeit and fraud


Design awards since 2007

If you are interested in our Design services, Contact the DLR Design team directly by clicking here

Case Studies

Maldives Polymer Banknotes
Cash Supply Chain

Maldives Polymer Banknotes

In 2016 the Maldives Monetary Authority selected De La Rue's Safeguard® polymer substrate for the first entirely new series of banknotes to be issued in the Maldives for over 30 years. Abdullah Nashaath, a local artist, won a competition to design the new family of seven banknotes and worked alongside De La Rue's team of designers to ensure an authentic Maldivian look.

Product Authentication
Product Authentication

Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity (COA) Product

Proving the legitimacy of products is a key challenge for modern businesses faced with ever more sophisticated counterfeiting operations. For the last 20 years, De La Rue has been helping Microsoft ensure customers get the genuine products through the creation of secure label designs, which combine attractive visuals with state-of-the-art security features. Once a label is in circulation, De La Rue support Microsoft in tracking it around the world - helping maintain product integrity.