Despite our industry’s best intentions, challenges and threats appear to evolve at almost the same rate as innovation in high security printing technology. To demonstrate the high performance of our equipment, and our extensive know-how in banknote design, we have produced many specimen banknotes over the years. Each one demonstrates a significant step forward in technology and co
Despite our industry’s best intentions, challenges and threats appear to evolve at almost the same rate as innovation in high security printing technology. To demonstrate the high performance of our equipment, and our extensive know-how in banknote design, we have produced many specimen banknotes over the years.
Each one demonstrates a significant step forward in technology and competence.
2021 - Laika series
The Laika series is made up of five denominations presenting 11 Security Features including tactile marks, see-through registers, SUSI Flip™ and SPARK Flow®. Its design guarantees both efficient production that minimises waste and smooth circulation in which machine-readibility is a flawless process. Discover all the secrets of the Laika specimen here
2017 - 2019 – SUSI Optics™ and SUSI Flip™
SUSI Flip™ is an advanced fluorescent security feature taking advantage of the latest Simultan Offset printing technology. It combines two to four UV colours allowing a complete switch between the daylight image and the UV designs.
The SUSI Optics™ specimen is the result of close collaboration between Koenig & Bauer Banknote Solutions and some of the industry's leading experts. It features the LenSys SUSI Optics™ feature that is visually striking, easy to authenticate, but very difficult to counterfeit.
2018 – FAMILY
The Family specimen is the third and final banknote of the Generation series and connects both the Level 1 features for the general public with a high quality Level 2 features for automated circulation.
2017 – SENIORITY
This is the second specimen in the Generation series showcasing what we believe a high denomination or store value note can look like.
2016 – CHILDHOOD
This is the first specimen of three in our Generation series and depicts the early, nurturing stages of life. Launched during our Banknotes Horizons event in June, it features many new innovative security features.
2010 – FLOWER POWER
High performance registration offset printing on Super Simultan IV
2010 – CASH CYCLE
To demonstrate the link between the cash cycle and banknote engineering
2008 – 2D-IRIS
Produced using the new 2D-Iris Super Simultan IV module
2007 – JULES VERNE VERTICAL POSITIONING
Produced using the OPTI-Windows window cut and lamination module
2004 – JULES VERNE
Printed for the Banknote Horizons world-wide demonstration on a new production line comprised of: Super Simultan IV / NotaScreen / OptiNota-H / Super Orlof Intaglio / Super Numerota / NotaCheck III / CutPak III / NotaProtector / ErgoSys
2003 – LORD BYRON
Intaglio print using plates produced with the CTiP laser engraving system
2000 – LEONARDO DA VINCI
Printed for Le Mont 2000 world-wide demonstration on a complete production line comprised of: Super Simultan 212 / NotaScreen / OptiNota-H / Super Orlof Intaglio / Super Check Numerota / CutPack II / NotaCheck II / CutCheck / ErgoSys
1994 – GUTENBERG V2
Sample of Foil Application process on the OptiNota-H and Screen application of OVI® ink on the NotaScreen
1990 – AMERBACH
Study on deep Intaglio engraving (up to 320 microns)
1989 – CASTIGLIONE V2
4 colours offset Orlof + 1 wet colour
1986 – GUTENBERG
Orlof offset and Intaglio on a combined machine
1984 – CASTIGLIONE
4 colours offset Orlof + 1 wet colour
1978-1981 – PUSHKIN
Simultan Offset in super size format with 8 wet colours, plus 3 colours Intaglio
1962 – SHAKESPEARE
High quality 3 colours Intaglio printing
1959 – PEGASUS
Simultan printing (5 colours, 3 front and 2 reverse)