In order to increase the difficulty of counterfeiting money and also to increase the lifespan, the government us special paper. because we order paper in big amounts its possible to do any customization thats required.
Take a look at the note in front of backlight to see the real watermark. other counterfeiters dont have the ability to produce their own paper so they usually print the watermark with special ink or dont think about it at all. Unfortunately it is impossible to get a real looking watermark on a note once the paper is dried.
Once you take a look at the note in front of some backlight you will see the security thread.
3-D Security Ribbon
Tilt the note side to side to see the £ sign and 50s moving up and down. If you tilt the banknote forth and back you will see that the £ sign transform into 50s and move from to the left or right side. Unlike other counterfeiters we are not printing the ribbon, it is woven in the paper itself.
We use the same type of printing machine the original are made with so you can feel the print when scratching with a fingernail.
To increase the difficulty of counterfeiting, the government prints in extremely high quality. We use the same type of printing machines so we are able to offer notes with microprinting.
Changing Serial Numbers
Of course our notes would be easy to find if we use the same serial number over and over again. thats why our notes have valid running serial numbers.
If you take a look at the note under UV-light you will see UV printing, fluorescent fibres and some other UV features.