The intaglio printing process gives a banknote its characteristic ‘feel’ by depositing on the paper a layer of ink of variable thickness, while simultaneously embossing the paper surface.

2003, 1998 and 1990 Issues
The intaglio printing process is particular to the raised security print. The nature of this process allows it to print extremely fine detail and subtle nuances of colour, which are very difficult to achieve by commercial printing processes.  Counterfeit documents printed using conventional printing methods will lack the tactility, fine detail, and tonality of the intaglio original.

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2003 Family of Banknotes

1998 Family of Banknotes

1990 Family of Banknotes