An In-Depth Report on the Evolution of Diffractive Features on Banknotes Over the Past 30 Years
2017 marked the 70th anniversary of the invention of the hologram, while 2018 is the 30th anniversary of the first use of a diffractive feature (optically variable device or OVD) on a banknote. Since then, it has evolved to become one of the most enduring and successful public security features for currency.
To mark these milestones, Currency News has published ‘Diffractive Features on Banknotes, a special report examining the evolution of diffractive OVDs on currency; the latest developments in origination, materials science and application; best examples of design integration and the re-engineering of the technology for the latest generation of substrates and window features.
It also provides detailed figures and analysis on the use of diffractive features on banknotes around the world, and trends over the past 30 years.
Included in this report:
- Evolution of diffractive OVDs for banknotes
- Origination technologies
- Materials and production
- Application and integration
- New substrate feature developments
- Statistical analysis on historical and current use on banknotes
- Anti-counterfeiting and public perception
- Case studies