security paper

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Football Season Triggers Counterfeit Warnings

With football season back in full swing, some National Football League (NFL) teams are warning fans to be on the lookout for counterfeit tickets. This week, the Superbowl winning New Orleans Saints issued a statement saying fake tickets for their home opener against the Minnesota Vikings were circulating “in the secondary market” – via the […]

Quality Control Halts Banknote Production For One Company

After discovering irregularities in the quality and production of banknote paper, security paper maker De La Rue has suspended production of banknotes at their printing plant in Overton, Hampshire for the time being. Though no specific details have been provided, the company said last week that the paper used for making banknotes was not being […]

NEW FEATURES: Connecting The Quantum Dots

This article is part of a continuing series that looks at security features in development for the security paper industry. It’s not a connection you can make everyday, but some leading cancer research could also prove to be an important development for the security paper industry. Quantum dots are a discovery of nanotechnology (much like […]

NEW FEATURES: Spreading Fluorescence Thin

This article is part of a continuing series that looks at security features in development for the security paper industry. The security paper industry is no stranger to the use of fluorescence. Often used in banknotes, fluorescence provides a unique security device that can only be revealed under ultra violet (UV) lights. On the Canadian […]

India Switches Rs500 & 1,000 Notes To Blue Paper

After a significant “large-scale circulation of fake notes” throughout India over the past year, the Indian government has decided to begin printing Rs500 and Rs1,000 on special blue security paper to curtail counterfeiting in the region. Blue paper is made by combining cotton and linen fibre with a special dye that only glows under ultraviolet […]

NEW FEATURES: Pixelating Watermarks

This article is part of a continuing series that looks at security features in development for the security paper industry. One of the most familiar – and recognizable – banknote security features is the watermark. First introduced in the 13th century in Italy, a watermark is an image or pattern on the security paper that […]

Taking Stock of Tickets

Paper makers like Fortress Paper are most known in the security sector for their production of banknote paper, and rightfully so. At their mill in Landqart, Switzerland, Fortress Paper manufactures some of the world’s most high-tech and highly securitized banknotes for many countries including Switzerland. Specializing in security features for banknotes, Fortress has become a […]