Nanotech’s ‘KolourDepth’ gaining traction

“KolourDepth,” a product launched last year by Vancouver’s Nanotech Security Corp., was recently featured in the annual “Banknote Technology Report” by Banknote Industry News (BIN).

“When I saw KolourDepth samples for the first time, it was simple to trigger and offered a high degree of freedom for design and customization,” said Donald Scholz, BIN managing director. “This type of innovation using novel technologies like nano-optics is exactly what the industry needs.”

The report highlights the product’s combination of nano-scale plasmonic colouration and angular viewing of microstructures, which allows for a variety of effects, including static full-colour imagery, simple colour-shifting films, complex 3D images and movement produced from a single layer of embossed aluminum-coated structures.

Offered exclusively to governments and companies in the security printing industry, KolourDepth uses difficult-to-reproduce security foils and stripes to deliver multiple colours and effects in an array of custom design options. Measuring less than five microns and suitable for multiple application processes and substrates, KolourDepth allows overt banknote security features (such as multiple 3D elements, multiple colours, omni-directional movement and overprinting) plus covert features (like microtext, nanotext, nano-imagery and machine readability).

To read the full BIN report, visit

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