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Luminescence joins the International Currency Association

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Luminescence is pleased to announce it has become a member of the International Currency Association (ICA). A not-for-profit organisation that works to unify various suppliers within the international currency market, the ICA’s overall aim is to support and promote the role of currency worldwide. The ICA provides members with key market insight such as information on political and technical developments affecting the industry, while also supplying platforms for exchanges of knowledge, such as expert committees and industry gatherings on various topics.

Paul Cooper, President of Luminescence and Sun Chemical Security, comments “As a serious player within the industry, we’re delighted to be joining the ICA and are looking forward to playing an active role in helping to shape the future of the currency industry. By bringing together suppliers from all segments of the industry, the ICA fulfils an important role in establishing common standards and high quality training programmes that benefit the whole industry directly or indirectly. Recognising that the cash life cycle is a complex process that requires a collaborative approach by multiple parties, by joining the ICA, we hope to establish closer partnerships with other industry stakeholders to improve the efficiency of the process and to further the ICA’s promotion of the highest ethical standards across the industry.

He concludes: “Building on our participation in industry conferences and other associations, and as well as giving us access to unique material such as market studies and statistics, our membership of the ICA now gives us a greater voice in support of the industry and cements our position as a major supplier to the currency printing industry.”


Company Update

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Luminescence International Ltd were purchased by Sun Chemical and the DIC group on 31st of January 2018. Luminescence will continue to operate in exactly the same way as previously with all the key personnel, directors and managers in place. No change in the location of our core business is planned and will keep fast and efficient service as key to our activities. All of us here at Luminescence are committed to continuing to offer the very best security inks and passport stitching threads available. We believe that the global reach and strength of Sun Chemical, combined with our technical knowledge and reputation, will create a stronger company going forward. This development opens exciting new areas for the company and together we intend to become the partner of choice for all security printers.

Label Expo 2017

Come and visit us at Label Expo 2017 in Brussels on stand 9A57!


New Innovations in Inks for Banknotes

nick-presentationLuminescence were represented at the recent Americas Cash Cycle Seminar (ICCOS) conference in Miami where Nick Cooper, Marketing Director, gave a presentation on New Innovations in Inks for Banknotes.    This covered the various ways that our inks can improve and upgrade security at every stage of the currency production process: from use on components, such as fibers and threads, to the offset, intaglio, screen and numbering inks used during banknote printing.  He concluded the presentation by describing how Luminescence is also sometimes responsible for the end of a banknote’s circulating life when destroyed by our staining agents used in cash-in-transit protection.  For further information on any of these subjects, please contact

‘Ink’redibles complete South London’s Tough Mudder


The Luminescence team; The ‘INK’REDIBLES visited South London’s Tough Mudder course this weekend completing a staggering 10 and a half miles including over 20 different obstacles with a 100% success rate!

Congratuations to them!

International Tax Stamp Association

ITSAlogo copyLUMINESCENCE are pleased to announce their joining of the International Tax Stamp Association. This is part of our commitment to meeting the highest, most current standards of quality and security for our fiscal stamp inks. These can be fixed verification features for offset printing or using variable data for covert inkjet track-and-trace systems.

View certificate.

Please contact for further information.

Optical Document Security

Optical Document SecurityLUMINESCENCE recently attended the Optical Document Security conference in San Francisco.  We used the exhibit evening at the event to showcase our new NanoSwitch Ink which is suitable for use on high security documents such as passports and banknotes.

Please contact for further information on this feature.

Luminescence announces compliance to new EuPIA Formaldehyde regulations

As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure both the highest levels of safety, comformance and continuity of supply for our customers, we are pleased to announce that all of our products (including thermochromic offset, flexo, gravure and screen inks) are now compliant to the new EuPIA legislation being introduced 1st January 2016.  Please see the statement here for further information.

New Luminescence ID Cards

The new Luminescence ID Cards have now been printed.  Please visit us at Intergraf or Cartes USA for a closer look at all the different features.

New ID Cards