Intaglio Print

Intaglio print still remains as one of the most predominant elements of almost every banknote. The raised ink does not only serve design purposes, it provides the banknote a special tactile feel, making intaglio print a level one security feature that – in contrast to most other level one security features – is also being perceived subconsciously, leading to a rather instantaneous authentication of the banknote.

Our product range for intaglio printing includes:

Impression cylinder blankets

I.T.G.-Intaglio Printing Blankets were specifically designed for the security printing industry. Over the last four decades, the blankets have set the industry standard.

In order to suit individual printing requirements, (i) different surface morphologies and (ii) different tensile strengths are available.

Product
Surface
Application
Thickness
TG.01 / TG.09
Rough front
Deep gravures
0.50 mm
TG.02 / TG.08
Cambric front
Shallow gravures
0.50 mm
TG.03
Smooth front
Fine lines
0.50 mm
TG.04
Shiny front
Fine lines
0.50 mm
TG.05
Moleskin SFC
Heavy forms
0.50 mm

All our intaglio printing blankets can be customized in terms of format and, to some extent, in thickness.  

Detailed technical information is available upon request.

Packing material

The I.T.G.-Packing Boards were developed to be used as a flexible but very durable underlay for intaglio printing. To meet different printing requirements as well as budgetary constraints, fundamentally different types of boards are part of our product range.
Product
Type
Composition
Thickness available
UB89
Board material
Cellulose plus other
non-synthetic fibers
1.00 / 1.25 / 1.50 / 2.00 mm
CW
Board material
Cellulose plus other
non-synthetic fibers
1.00 / 1.25 / 1.50 / 2.00 mm
BNST
Roll material
Cellulose fibers
0.50 / 1.00 mm
TPO
Roll material
Cellulose fibers
0.50 / 1.00 mm
T1
Roll material
Cellulose fibers
0.2 / 0.3 / 0.4 / 0.5 mm

All our packing boards are calibrated in terms of thickness and can be customized in terms of format.

The specific manufacturing process leads to the fact that the boards have a preferential fibers orientation. This leads to an anisotropic behavior of the material. As a result, some material properties, for example the tensile strength or the elongation, depend on the orientation of the product. By inquiring the material, kindly indicate the machine and the cross machine direction.

Detailed technical information is available upon request.

Collector cylinder blankets

Although designed to meet the requirements in Simultan printing, the I.T.G.-Simultan Special 90 has also become the gold standard as the collector cylinder blanket in Super Orlof Intaglio print applications.  

Product
Type
Thickness
Barring
Simultan Special 90
3-ply, non-compressible
1.70 ± 0.02 mm
Available

The I.T.G.-Blue Ribbon has a resilient cast rubber surface and can be used even for very aggressive Intaglio inks.

Product
Type
Thickness
Barring
Blue Ribbon
3-ply, non-compressible
1.69 ± 0.03 mm
Available

Detailed technical information is available upon request.

Roller making chemicals

I.T.G.-GmbH Graphic Products offers a wide range of chemicals for the manufacturing of rubber coated cylinders used in Intaglio printing.

Product
Packing units
Comment
Vinnolit P4472
25 kg bag
Vinnolit E69ST
25 kg bag
ADP Plast
200 / 50 / 25 kg barrel
Vestinol AH
200 kg barrel
For non-REACH countries only
Monomer X980
200 / 25 kg barrel
Catalyst TBPB
0.5 kg bottle / 25 kg barrel
Stab Pro-N
200 / 25 kg barrel
Replaces Prosper DBM
Paraplex G54
50 kg barrel
Calcium Carbonate
25 kg bag
Graphite
20 kg bag
Vinlub 73
1 kg bottle / 5 kg hobbock
Riccadil TPL
1 kg bottle / 5 kg hobbock

Detailed technical information is available upon request.