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    Technology

    The Fusion Between Art and Engineering

    The chance to develop and explore technology attracted Kara Zona, who has been at Crane Currency for five years. She is the Design Team Lead for a small, but growing team of experts creating micro-optic designs using Crane’s award-winning, micro-lens-based security technology.

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    New MOTION SURFACE® Secures It All

    Crane’s MOTION® micro-optics have an unrivalled record of performance in protecting some of the world’s most valuable banknotes – and is scientifically proven to enable banknotes to be authenticated by the public’s untrained eye within a fraction of a second. The new MOTION SURFACE on polymer underscores Crane’s commitment to customer choice.

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    Insights

    BEMs Speak for the Public

    The ability to recognize very quickly the denominations of banknotes, in just a glance, belies the complexity of the act. Common banknote validators or “bill acceptors” perform the same act of recognition and authentication impressively when one considers these machines, even top performers, cost less than $900 and are expected to reject 100% of forgeries while still accepting 100% of all genuine banknotes

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  • Technology

    Meet the 3D Animation Experts Creating Next-Generation Banknotes

    It all boils down to software. Whether you have digital meetings with colleagues around the world, put your feet up to enjoy a great movie or drive away in your new electric car, endless lines of computer code make it possible. It’s the same thing with banknote security.

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    An Illustrious License to Print

    With over 250 years of history, Crane Currency is a leading name in the production of currency for central banks worldwide. The company’s high-tech portfolio of security products, paper technologies and comprehensive services places it firmly within a small elite group servicing the world’s central banks.

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    The Future of Banknote Security – A Professor’s View

    When handling cash, we normally glance at each banknote for less than a second. Central banks and banknote issuers are coming to realize that this brief glimpse provides a crucial opportunity for public authentication – giving them a chance to keep ahead of counterfeiters.

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    What’s Bling Got to Do with It?

    Earlier this year, Mari-Anne Snäll, Marketing Manager at Crane Currency, was invited to present at the 60th anniversary forum of the International Bank Note Society (IBNS). As an active member within the currency community, she offered her personal reflections on how showy features used to attract consumers are slipping, at times dangerously, into the feature-effects used to prevent counterfeiting.

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  • Banknotes

    The Bahamas - 50 Dollar Technical Award Nomination

    Crane Currency is very proud and honoured of supplying the RAPID® security thread and the good collaboration with the Central Bank of The Bahamas, Canadian Bank Note Company and Landqart.

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