Apply for a login

Forgot password

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

New Ink Labels

barcode track and traceLuminescence’s ink labels are now supplied with a 2D data-matrix code to help customers with security and stock control. The standard information included in the code includes ink number, batch number, manufacturing/expiry date, quantity and description. These barcodes can be read by a number of commercially available systems and by free apps available for smart phones.

Please contact Luminescence at if you have any questions regarding our new 2d barcoding system.

Luminescence Successfully Implement ISO 27001

As a key international supplier of security products, at Luminescence International Ltd we are constantly thinking about how valuable information and data systems are and constantly assessing how we can protect these. We fully understand how the loss or theft of their data and records can be devastating for individuals and businesses.

Read full article