Banknote Security and Authentication

Central Banks Demand Better Banknote Security

With over 170 billion new banknotes put into circulation annually and instances of counterfeit currency on the rise, the need for innovative currency authentication and anti-counterfeiting solutions is a priority for central banks. Currency counterfeiters threaten the livelihoods of the public, corporations, governments, and the global economy.

Our Solution

META® are leaders in banknote security and anti-counterfeiting solutions using leading-edge nanotechnology. Our nano-optic security features help central banks protect the public and governments from counterfeiters and counterfeit-related economic losses. Developed and researched in Canada, our nanotechnology-based solutions include movement, 3D depth, and multiple colours that are nearly impossible to reproduce.


QUANTUM™ stripe

QUANTUM™ stripe, exclusive to the banknote industry, uses our award winning nano-optic display technology that combines multi-directional movement, 3D stereo-depth, high resolution, and multiple colours to deliver unique visual effects that are easy to authenticate and difficult to replicate. 

The QUANTUM™ stripe offers unique, visually compelling effects that are simple to understand but memorable. Our proprietary nanotechnology, and the effects that it delivers, create a next level of security and visual engagement while enhancing the theme of the overall banknote. With a toolkit of highly customizable authentication effects, the 



Based on KolourOptik® nano-optic display technology, KolourDepth™ banknote security features deliver movement, 3D depth, and multiple colours that offer a wide array of custom design options to capture and hold the user’s attention as they inspect and authenticate a banknote or government document.

KolourDepth™ security foils and stripes are easy to trigger and intuitive to authenticate. The combination of patented nano-scale origination, proprietary algorithms, and specialized nano-fabrication techniques result in a unique security feature that is nearly impossible to reproduce or reverse engineer.



LumaChrome™ colour-shifting film provides exceptional banknote security and intuitive currency authentication by way of a simple shift from one colour to a second, distinct colour. LumaChrome™ has been the standard in document and currency security for over two decades and is proven, secure, easy to use, and durable.

LumaChrome™ colour-shifting foils and threads offer the brightest colour shift available in the market and are extremely difficult to simulate or reproduce due to the sophisticated production equipment and deeply specialized knowledge required in the manufacturing process.



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