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PWPW has printed a collector note for Lebanon

The Central Bank of Lebanon has issued a new note with a denomination of 100,000 Lebanese pounds to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the State of Greater Lebanon. CCL Secure, a creator of the Guardian™ polymer substrate, was responsible for the manufacturing process, while the printing was entrusted to the Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW) - the first company to apply the polymer substrate with an advanced CINEMA™ lenticular effect.

The Central Bank of Lebanon, well known for its innovativeness both in terms of graphic designs and applied security measures, is the first institution in the world to have introduced a polymer banknote featuring innovative CINEMA™ and Vivid™ security solutions by CCL Secure.

The substrate-integrated CINEMA™ security solution produces a 3D effect, and gives a sense of depth and movement - the dates in the background of the note (1920-2020) change. Before executing the contract with the Central Bank of Lebanon, PWPW has successfully verified a possibility to print over the polymer with the CINEMA™ security - the test was performed in cooperation with CCL Secure and involved making a promotional print featuring Charlie Chaplin.

The 100,000 Lebanese pound banknote features also an innovative Vivid™ which has never been used before: in UV light, a multi-coloured image of a cedar tree is displayed in the transparent spot on the banknote.

The note includes also the PWPW's original solution - the Mirage4Note® transparent latent image effect (produced with an application of intaglio printing method) and multi-tone intaglio in the location of the cedar tree on the banknote edges.

PWPW is a member of an exclusive group composed of a couple dozens of companies globally that have the required competences and technical resources needed for production of banknotes on polymer and hybrid substrate. Moreover, for over one hundred years, it has manufactured notes on a standard paper substrate.


PWPW (Polish Security Printing Works)

1 R. Sanguszki Street
00-222 Warsaw, Poland
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