From Costa Rica to Meta’s Latest Plasmonic Banknote Security Features

Meta Materials Inc. (previously Nanotech Security Corp) has been a pioneer in banknote OVD (Optically Variable Device) technology for the past decade with innovations in micro-, nano- and now plasmonic structures. The company has also developed in-house secure foil production so that it can offer banknote stripes direct to customers.

Events - May 26, 2023 midnight

DOVID Recognised in Best New Banknote Award

The prestigious Regional Banknote and ID Document of the Year Awards form part of the industry’s High Security Printing™ EMEA conference. This year’s event was held on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, with the awards presented at a special ceremony in the stunning grounds of the W Hotel, during the conference dinner on 8 March 2023.

Banknotes - March 24, 2023 midnight

Singularity Hologram – the Mastering Winner

The process of holographic mastering can be a combination of art and science, which makes it interesting to explore the thinking behind the subject matter chosen by the originator.

Computer-Generated Holograms - January 26, 2023 midnight

Banknote Issues with Holograms

There are four items to report in this round up of recent banknote issues using holographic, or other diffractive optically variable, features.

Free - September 27, 2022 midnight

IQ Structures Extends Range of Interactive Features for Banknotes

Whilst travel restrictions, due to the pandemic, have prevented many face- to-face sales activities in the holography industry, many companies have continued their research programmes behind closed doors. One such company is IQ Structures, which has continued to innovate its range of eye- catching optically variable features.

Banknotes - May 13, 2022 midnight

Holograms on the Euro – Series 2

Following last month’s commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the launch of the euro (ES1) – this month Holography News® explores the evolution of diffractive security features as used on the 2nd series (Europa ES2).

Banknotes - February 24, 2022 midnight


Foil and thin film technology company KURZ has been a pioneer in the use of diffractive optical anti-counterfeit features on banknotes since its earliest developments on the French franc, the Australian dollar and the Austrian shilling.

Banknotes - February 24, 2022 midnight

20th Anniversary of the Launch of the Euro

On 1 January 2002, the first series (ES1) of euro notes became a reality for some 300 million Europeans. The lower-value denominations contained a holographic stripe while the higher value notes carried a DOVID patch.

Banknotes - January 19, 2022 midnight