Highly visible and prominent
Different shapes available
Easy to authenticate
Very high durability and security
Classic diffractive security feature
Still today, security patches for banknotes are a state-of-the-art security feature and proven on billions of banknotes around the globe. In contrast to a simple hologram patch, a KINEGRAM® patch from KURZ can show highly precise and easy-to-verify movement effects, plus other visual effects which are only achievable based on KINEGRAM® origination technology.
Partial metallization and transparent areas allow for the patches to be completely and seamlessly integrated into the banknote design, including the possibility of overprinting. Our patches are suitable for any banknote substrate such as paper, polymer banknotes, or composite substrates.
The first usage of a KINEGRAM® on a circulating banknote was in patch format, when the new 5,000 Austrian Schilling was issued in 1988. Already back then, the opportunity for unusual patch shapes was used by designing an octagonal-shaped foil, which contained the portrait of the composer Mozart. Subsequently, banknote patches have become more and more sophisticated in their design and shape, plus have helped to secured some of the world’s most important currencies.