Perforating identity documents

Laser perforation of banknotes
Laser perforation of banknotes

Luxinar’s SR series and SCX 35 sealed CO2 laser sources provide a unique anti-counterfeiting solution for travel and identification documents such as passports, national identity cards, visas, residence permits and driving licences.

The laser perforates a unique passport number through all of the pages, including the cover if desired. These characteristic perforations can only be produced using a laser, and thus the effect is difficult for a forger to reproduce.

Smaller perforations can be used to form graphics and greyscale images. This technique is most commonly used for ID cards and driving licences, where a laser-perforated “ghost” image may accompany a printed photograph of the cardholder. Laser perforations can also be applied to banknotes; in this case the laser solution is adapted to perforate information into the notes in sheet form, during the printing process.

Laser perforation of passport pages
Laser perforation of passport pages

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SR series

Watertight laser technology

SCX 35
SR 10i

SCX 35

350W sealed CO2 laser source

Applications laboratories

Could a laser be used to improve your manufacturing process? We can help you to find out by testing samples of your material or product in one of our applications labs. Our applications lab facilities are open to both new and existing customers and OEMs. Our laboratories are well equipped to carry out a range of processes including cutting, marking, engraving, drilling, scribing, ablation and more. We offer rapid sample turnaround times, detailed application reports, and complimentary advice from our experienced applications engineers. Whatever your process, we can help you to determine the best laser for your application.