The world’s population is not only growing but also becoming increasingly mobile. This makes it crucially important for governments to be able to securely, and with total confidence, ascertain the identity and origin of the travellers crossing its borders.
Despite the growth of digital solutions, the passport remains the premier travel and identity document used around the world, and it is an area of expertise for Landqart.
Passport books must meet some very steep challenges: they must last for ten years of continuous use, be physically strong, and still contain clearly printed traveller data and machine-readable features. Not only that, but to ensure the inviolability of the passport, the paper it’s printed on must be manufactured at a secure site and transported securely. Making use of our expertise in banknote paper, Landqart is ideally placed to address these requirements.
From the use of cylinder mould watermarks, to the incorporation of security fibres and threads, to iridescent features and special coatings for digital printing, Landqart is able to tailor a solution to the individual requirements of passport-issuing authorities around the world.
A more durable and secure data page
We have developed and refined a unique process to bond together layers of traditional cotton paper and polymer to create Durasafe®, a technologically advanced composite material used as a platform for the manufacture of secure documents.
This high tech material is physically stronger than traditional paper, is harder to counterfeit, yet retains paper’s printability, tactility, and the possibility to use trusted security features such as watermarks and security threads. Proven in the Currency market since 2012, Landqart now introduces this material to the Identity market as a new, sophisticated substrate for passport data pages.
Unique for a paper-type data page, see-through windows can be integrated into the substrate while still being able to be printed like the rest of the book’s pages. The paper surface can be personalised with existing inkjet systems, and sewn into the book without the need for a special hinge.
Durasafe TRAVEL is compatible with market-leading holographic laminates. Security foils can also be fully encapsulated by the polymer in the Durasafe structure by the polymer, while remaining fully visible in reflection and transmission.