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Canadian Bank Note is the pre-eminent supplier of secure machine-readable passports in the world. Advanced design, innovative security features, proven construction methods and high durability are characteristics of CBN supplied passports. Traditional machine-readable and new ePassports are designed and produced in close consultation with our clients to ensure their unique security and operational needs are fulfilled. Each new CBN design reflects the international standards set forth by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Customers in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa trust our passport solutions because of our security expertise and consultative solution competence.

Security Throughout
Visible and covert security features are combined with machine-readable information in a layered approach to provide multi-faceted defence against alteration and counterfeiting. In collaboration with CBN's design team, customers are able to select from our array of security features including tactile intaglio printing and CBN's hidden Multiplex™ patterns. Traditional security printing techniques are combined with a range of advanced security technologies such as the WV™ feature to ensure that the passports are among the most secure in the world.

Protection of Personal Data
Particular emphasis is placed on the security of the bio-data page. Personal information may be protected with secure laminates and one or more digital security elements.

Robust Construction
Because passports may be exposed to harsh environments, durability is a critical factor when designing and producing them. With millions of documents in circulation-many of which are used in the world's most severe climates-the durability of CBN's passports is well proven. CBN offers a variety of robust cover stocks, substrate materials, and laminate options to ensure the document remains readable and resistant to extreme wear over its lifetime.

CBN places special emphasis on exceptional document design and is widely recognized for its innovative world-class design capabilities. We design unique passport books that are aesthetically pleasing, reflective of national symbols, motifs and colours, and which are ultimately a source of national pride.