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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!


Now Recruiting

luminescence security inks recruiting

We are looking for Chemical Manufacturing Operatives for our team in Harlow, Essex.

No experience necessary as full training will be given although knowledge of chemical / ink manufacturing may be beneficial.

To apply, call 01279 453711, email, or pop in!

Alternatively, see this ad on our facebook

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.