LumaChrome Anti-counterfeit Solution

Security Films Provide Anti-counterfeit Solution Trusted Worldwide

LumaChrome™ colour-shifting film provides exceptional banknote security and intuitive currency authentication by way of a simple shift from one colour to a second distinct colour. Colour-shifting film’s impactful colours, simplicity and durability have made it the standard in document and currency authentication for over two decades. Users can simply tilt a banknote or government ID to see a LumaChrome patch or thread instantly change colour.

Nanotech’s LumaChrome first appeared on the Birds of Canada banknote series as a patch.

Examples of Colour Shifts

LumaChrome Features


LumaChrome security foil has been used in 30 banknote denominations and multiple secure ID applications in over ten countries.


LumaChrome offers easy, intuitive authentication through a colour shift from one colour to another. It is simple to explain and easy to recognize at considerable distances, multiple viewing angles, and variable lighting conditions.


LumaChrome provides striking colour transitions that are extremely difficult to simulate, requiring sophisticated production equipment and specialized knowledge in thin-film optics to produce.


LumaChrome experiences virtually no degradation over the lifetime of the substrate and can be readily converted into multiple application formats for integration into banknotes, secure documents, and government IDs.


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