Functional Banknote Design: Aesthetic and Efficient

A range of functional elements is required to enable the reliable use of banknotes as a means of payment in the cash cycle. These must be recognizable to people and technical devices, and must integrate harmoniously into the overall graphical concept. We also set the course for secure and efficient production right from the design stage.

The concept of functional design includes target group-customized design elements: From the general public, to vending and cash deposit machines and ATM’s, to processing systems for cash centers and central banks – different functional features need to be taken into account for each target group. The design guidelines we have developed ensure optimum efficacy for all these applications throughout the cash cycle.

Expert Functional Banknote Design means:

  • Functional features such as for security and identifiers for the visually impaired are neatly integrated into an overall graphical concept.
  • Banknotes which are easy to identify – but hard to forge, due to repeating motifs and effects in different technologies.
  • Analyzing our customers’ cash cycle infrastructure enables us to design banknotes that can be processed very efficiently.
  • The result: High production speed with consistent quality and a low waste level.


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