World Leading Experts in Passport Solutions

Your passport is the most important and valuable identity document you will ever own.

Internationally recognised, a passport verifies that your identity is true and genuine, authorises your right to travel to foreign countries, anywhere in the world and provides access to a wealth of social rights and opportunities.

That is why it is vital to ensure security is built in at every stage of a passport’s design – and that starts, quite simply, with the paper it is printed on.

Andrew Nash

Managing Director

It is such an inspiration to know our products are helping to protect citizen identities, ensure their access to services and enable their freedom to travel to the world! ”

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Secure foundations

In a direct response to the escalating threats of counterfeiting, dismantling & reassembly and data alteration, passports are designed to be the most secure documents they possibly can be.

At the very foundation of a passport’s physical solution is the substrate that the document is produced from – the paper that forms the pages of the booklet, secures it to the cover and frequently contains the personal details of the passport holder.

Engineered for exceptional performance

The printed elements of the passport can be extensive.

At Portals all our papers are specially designed to ensure maximum printability, easy running and optimal performance.  With our in-house team of technical experts, we will assist and advise on the most appropriate furnishes and specifications for your specific printing processes and needs.

Our papers are also specially engineered to meet all the additional functional requirements of the passport, from assembly and personalisation to readability, scanning and longevity.

Each element of the passport should complement each other and work together in a coherent manner.  Our highly experienced watermark and feature designers will also work closely with the passport designers to ensure full alignment and seamless integration.

Specifying the right furnish

The easier it is for a document examiner to confirm the authenticity of a passport, the more secure it is deemed to be. The passport is a document that faces many threats, but most can be identified if security and tamper evidence are paramount in its specification.

Over recent years, at Portals, we have seen a growing trend to move towards a 100% wood pulp furnish or a blend with wood pulp as the predominant constituent for passport substrates. This brings several advantages, including an opportunity to enhance the security of the passport and improve its overall tamper evidence.

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