Immediately recognisable security
Cylinder Mould Watermark
Recommended by Interpol, cylinder mould made paper is recognised as being the most secure paper type available and despite developments in counterfeiting technology the three dimensional multi-tonal watermark remains virtually impossible to simulate.
The watermark will often depict portraits, national crests and emblems, but also pattern work and contemporary designs.
With growing access to computers, digital imaging software and
scanners, photocopiers and high quality printers, the levels of threat to secure documents is increasing.
A high quality cylinder mould watermark remains virtually impossible to simulate because of use and expertise of non commercially available equipment to produce the multi tonal, three dimensional effect.
Bespoke designs make every watermark unique and ownable.
Portals have produced many world class designs and this is due to of the way we work with our customers to understand the context in which the watermark will be used combined with an intrinsic knowledge of the paper manufacturing process.
Cylinder mould made watermarks can be further enhanced with electrotypes - creating more depth, highlighting specific elements and building counterfeit resilience.
Traditional counterfeiting techniques struggle with replicating the effect of the electrotype watermark because it appears lighter and brighter than its surrounding area.
Advanced counterfeiting protection
Textmark™ is an innovative watermark feature that delivers a combinational effect of positive
and negative (light and dark) text, numbers and characters within the watermark.
Each individual Textmark™ design is entirely bespoke to the customer and complementary with the substrate and print process
Impossible to replicate
The Textmark feature is achieved by introducing positive and negative variations of text within the watermark design and is manufactured by combining watermarking technologies together. This complex addition to the mould made watermarking feature is highly effective against the threat of counterfeit and fraudulent alteration.
Easy to understand
The beauty of Textmark is how easy it is to understand and to explain to both the general public and trained officials, like border control personnel.
Prevent splitting, curling, folding, creasing & tearing
Cornerstone® & Edgestone™
Two of the most common causes of failure for security document substrate are curling / folded corners and tears along the edges of the security document. Through the use of patented technologies, specialist watermarks can be included during the paper manufacturing process to reinforce areas vulnerable to the additional wear and tear typically endured by the bio-data and observations pages as a
result of frequent checking, reading and scanning at border control and other authorities.
Cornerstone® reduces instances of paper corner curling and folding via the addition of high density watermark rods that add structural rigidity to the paper.
Edgestone™ helps to prevent edges from tearing by strategically increasing the thickness of the paper along the edges of the document pages.
The design of the Cornerstone™ feature can be developed and adapted and incorporated with the watermark design
Skylight™ is a complex and unique tamper proof feature where small areas of the paper are specially engineered to be lighter
and thinner than the surrounding area and background sheet.
In a document that has been personalised, Skylight™ prevents the paper from being split or the lifting of the laminate and reassembling with fraudulent data. In fact, when attempts are made to split the page, Skylight™ immediately causes the sheet to rupture around the interface of the layer making it unusable for any further activity.
Protect the entire passport
Ideal for use as a passport end-page, bio-data page or observation page defence. The security of a passport can be further enhanced through combining Skylight™ with a Continuous Bio-data Page™ and by using Skylight™ on the end page, acting as a deterrent to tamper with or access the stitching and/or chip in the cover.