Rarely mentioned security feature

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Iori_Yagami
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Rarely mentioned security feature

Post by Iori_Yagami » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:41 am

Now I wonder, why it rarely gets mentioned, even on official ECB pages and in their booklets. Hmmmm
Others seems to be talked about - watermark, holostrip, thin center strip, microprint, double printed number (on 2002 series in top left front and top right back). Even UV and IR gets a lot of mention, though not many people carry their UV-IR light sources around, right? :mrgreen:

But the most fun of them is the pale strip you have to hold a certain way to see it. It is in the left-middle on the back side, with denomination written on it, vertical writing on 2002, horizontal writing in Europa. I don't even know how it's called and how it's made.

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Re: Rarely mentioned security feature

Post by lmviterbo » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:54 pm

It's called the "glossy stripe". It's mentioned under TILT on most descriptions of security features of euro banknotes. According to the ECB itself (here), it's silk screen printing:
"On a silk-screen printing machine, the ink is passed through the open sections of a stencil. The glossy stripe and the colour-changing number are printed this way."

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