HID® Passport Components

Protecting documents against counterfeiting and forgery requires a combination of security features, durable components and decades of experience. We use our expertise to create solutions to meet our customers' exact design requirements.

Passport Covers

Passport covers play an important role in a booklet's durability, security, look and feel. We provide a wide selection of specific products engineered for your passport application including:

  • Flexible textile or paper-based materials
  • High-durability coatings
  • Secure UV printing and surface embossing
  • Custom designs
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Secure Sewing Thread

With more than 30 references in security sewing thread for passports, HID Global is the uncontested market leader for advanced booklet binding solutions.

  • Best-in-class dyed fibers with the most advances security inks
  • UV colors, bi-fluorescence and IR anti-stokes
  • Custom visible and UV color sets
  • Tested on a wide range of passport manufacturing machines, including Kugler and UNO systems
Secure Sewing Thread

Secure Laminates

HID Global partners with the best holographic and laminate film manufacturers in the industry to design overlays to the most exacting requirements. Expertise in both advanced security printing and high-end holographic origination techniques make us the best choice for security printers seeking high quality laminates, independent from those offered by leading ePassport machine makers. Our secure laminates are available either as overlays for the biodata pages of passports or in pouch form for paper or Teslin® based cards.

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HID Global's portfolio of inlays provides state printers with high-quality, ready-to-use products to craft electronic passports that are ICAO-compliant. Our inlays have been designed to fit all machine brands traditionally used to manufacture passport booklets, such as Kugler-Wamako or UNO.

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