KINEGRAM COLORS® is one of the latest and most attractive additions to the KINEGRAM® Portfolio. As beautifully demonstrated on the new English Pound banknotes with a see-through banknote window, it lends itself particularly well to both polymer banknotes and window features. It is equally suitable for paper banknotes and secure windows in the paper substrate. The perfect register of color and partial metallization safeguards individual banknotes with an appealing design and a strong protection against forgery. As a window security feature, different foil designs can be used for front-to-back verification of the banknotes.
Multiple colors from a wide color range can be added to the partially metallized foil feature and enhance the various motifs and their underlying diffractive structures. This means that the KINEGRAM® on the banknote will appear in several colors – for example, it can be designed with a denomination numeral matching the color of the offset print, complemented by a national crest in gold or silver, and surrounding elements in yet another color.
In other words, it opens a new chapter in the interplay of banknote design and security feature design. Multi-colored banknotes can now be equipped with a matching security element.
KINEGRAM COLORS® foil features are a major step towards automatic and instinctive recognition by the general public. The possibility that a simple commercially available holographic foil, hot-stamped or toner-transferred onto a counterfeit, will fool a member of the public, is greatly reduced when the OVD (Optically Variable Device) consists of clearly differentiable colors while retaining all the other characteristics of a high-security OVD. Authentication and recognition of a banknote feature are clearly linked to ease of explanation – making KINEGRAM COLORS® a primary choice for central banks, as it can easily be described to the public on central bank videos or websites.