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Note Printing Process

  1. Litho Printing

    Litho Printing

    Simultaneously printing on both sides the background design and fluorescent features.

  2. Silk-Screen Printing

    Silk-Screen Printing

    The printing of dynamic colour-changing pattern and iridescent image by means of silkscreen printing technique.

  3. Intaglio printing on reverse side

    Intaglio printing on reverse side

    Advanced intaglio printing prints on reverse side designs made by note-issuing banks according to 2018 Series’ common themes.

  4. Intaglio printing on front side

    Intaglio printing on front side

    Advanced intaglio printing prints on front side note-issuing banks’ designs, and Braille numeral and tactile lines dedicated to the visually impaired, thus giving the note an enhanced embossed feel.

  5. Numbering & Varnishing

    Numbering and Varnishing

    Each single note on the printed sheets is individually numbered and both sides of the sheets are varnished with a protective layer.

  6. cutting, quality inspection and packaging

    Integrated process of cutting, quality inspection and packaging

    Printed sheets are cut into single notes by fully automated system. All single notes are then checked by an automatic banknote processing system. After this final quality check, single notes are strapped in packets and stored in vault awaiting collection by the note-issuing banks.

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