No wonder foil elements are adopted so enthusiastically around the world. They’re really one of the most eye-catching and beautiful features on a banknote – and boost security too, because they cannot be copied without significant time and technical resources. At Louisenthal, we’ve perfected the art of harmonising visual appeal and highly complex structures that make our foils extremely hard to forge. That’s due to our LEAD and patch technology.
- LEAD stands for Long-lasting Economical Anticopy Device and is a foil that covers the whole height of a banknote.
- Our patches have the same qualities but take the form of individually placed elements that can be positioned anywhere on the banknote.
The fact that we also make the paper substrate ensures you get perfect integration of the foil and the substrate. Louisenthal masters the entire process – from design through to application in our factory or at the customer site.
These attractive foils are based on a combination of our micromirror and ColourShift technology. They high security and are also a real eyecatcher! Choose from dynamic effects and shifting colours visible in nearly all lighting conditions.
RollingStar Patch is based on the same technology as RollingStar LEAD – and gives you complete freedom to choose any patch size, shape and position on the note. That makes it really easy to integrate it into your banknote design.
LEAD / Micromirror and Holographic Foils
Our micromirror foil technology offers top quality with its shining metallic surface. It offers a stunning display of shifting patterns, making verification easy. The foils combine cutting-edge micromirror and hologram technologies.
Our latest customer projects with foil elements from Louisenthal
Milestones of Success
2016: RollingStar® LEAD security foil
The newest counterfeit protection. The LEAD feature offers changing colours and shifting motifs in an eye-catching foil that’s easy to authenticate in low light.
2015: Micromirror LEAD® security foil
Micromirror technology was added to the LEAD hologram – and set a new standard in security.
2004: Hologram LEAD security foil
Holograms are one of the best-known banknote security features – and we’ve set a new benchmark in how they’re used by integrating them with our durable and cost-effective anti-copy technology.