speciality papers

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Indian charity issues zero rupee banknotes

Fifth Pillar, an Indian charity that confronts corrupt officials, has issued a zero banknote as a way to protest ongoing bribery and extortion in the country. The notes have no value, but look identical to Indian banknotes and carry the slogans “Eliminate corruption at all levels” and the pledge “I promise to neither accept nor […]

What are ePassports?

From news of the technologically advanced New Zealand passports, to the recent multi-million dollar contract awarded to Vancouver-based Fortress Paper to produce over two million ePassports over the next five years, the shift to electronic passports is happening on a global scale. What makes ePassports “electronic” is Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) – a small electronic device […]

“Counterfeiting, A Three-Part Series.” Part 1: A history of counterfeiting

*This article is the first in a three-part series on counterfeiting. The act of counterfeiting is as old as money itself. Plaguing ancient Rome, empirical China, newborn America, and many other nations over the past 2500 years, the illegal activity came hand in hand with the creation of money. Even prior to the invention of […]

RCMP busts fake-passport ring in Canada

In one of the largest coordinated busts in recent Canadian history, more than 400 police officers moved through Ontario and Quebec to arrest suspects in a counterfeit passport ring. Twenty-nine people were arrested in the inter-provincial raids as a joint police force of officers from the RCMP, the Sûreté du Québec and Montreal police targeted […]

Banknote 2009

On December 6, global banknote industry leaders will head to Washington, DC for Banknote 2009 – a four-day conference that brings together the public and private sectors to focus on emerging trends in the banknote industry. Though the Banknote conference began in 1998 as a specialty event focusing primarily on banknote substrates, it has become […]

Fortress Paper’s Irisafe.

With counterfeit banknotes, ID papers, and open-air admission tickets becoming increasingly easier to produce and more frequent due to technological advances in scanning and colour printing, the need for security papers that can’t be copied is on the rise. In response to this demand, Fortress Paper has developed Irisafe – a security feature that cannot […]

Fortress Paper Announces Record Profits

This week Fortress Paper Ltd. announced a 52 per cent rise in quarterly profits, showing that while many companies are struggling during this period of economic downturn, they are thriving. The company – which produces non-woven wallpapers as well as security and specialty papers (such as bank notes) – reported net income of $3.5 million […]