Most of the time, I post test note information. This is partially because I love to see the use of new security devices. I added a new trademarked security feature to The Catalog of Test Notes glossary today & decided to take count of these trade name features. I have documented 111 security features as of today. I will add information on these here & hopefully an example, be it a sample from the firm, a banknote, or a test note.
Starting somewhere, alphabetically the first term is Active. Since I found a note with Active and Orbit, I will cover both of these features this time.
It combines lenticular technology with leading edge microscopic fine line printing to deliver a distinctive security thread that is exclusive to the banknote industry. The resulting effect is easy to see and explain to the public: as the note is tilted left to right it shows a clear switching effect with images changing from light color to dark color and vice versa. Light colors: Yellow, White. Dark colors: Green, Blue, Light Magenta, Dark Magenta.
An extension of SICPA’s SPARK ink technology. In addition to the color change effect, by tilting the banknote in any direction a bright ring can be seen moving around a central point of the image.