We’ve all, at some point or another, paused to study a banknote’s narrative arc, analyzed its images, pondered its story, felt the thickness of its fibers between our fingers. For a banknote, the design is just as important as the security features. Throughout the entire cash cycle, different banknote users require different design elements. Integrated features must be machine-readable to ensure authenticity, banknotes must be resistant to counterfeiting attempts, and they must be striking and visually appealing to the end user.
Technology assists the interplay of security and design. Secure elements can be enhanced by design, and vice versa.