Senior Process Engineer in Banknote and Security Print Department
PWPW (Polish Security Printing Works)
BiographyJakub Klus joined PWPW in November 2007. At the beginning he worked as Process Engineer in the Passport and Plastic Card Department. As of 2013, he has been working in the Banknote and Security Printing Department where he belongs to a group of engineers responsible for the technical part of banknote and passport production, troubleshooting and process improvement.
About the companyPWPW was founded in 1919. Nowadays the company is responsible for the production of security paper, banknotes, tax stamps, ID documents and all other documents and security prints for the Polish state and its citizens as well as for Customers present on five continents.
Presentation500 zł note and the process of Polish notes development: Challenges from a producer's perspective
The 500 zł note was put into circulation in February 2017. It finalizes the process of development of Polish circulation notes initiated in 2011. In the course of the project PWPW faced many challenges, including: re-designing, paper production and print processes. The key one was the introduction of the modern security features and upgrading the banknotes' functionality within a very restricted time limit, and meeting the highest quality standards and at the same time keeping as much as possible from the existing banknote design. The presentation will be focused on the main challenges faced (from the producer’s perspective) and lessons learned from the process.