Polish Security Printing Works (PWPW)

Address: 1 Sanguszki Street
City: Warsaw
ZIP Code: 00-222
Country: Poland


The Polish Security Printing Works is one of the most modern companies in the industry of security printing. It specialises both in the production of banknotes as well as identity and transportation documents. Flexibility and an individual approach to the customers mean that both large-scale orders as well as small volumes of commemorative banknotes are executed by PWPW with the same passion. Moreover, commemorative banknotes allow offering clients new, technologically and visually interesting security features against counterfeiting that have not been used in the circulation series. Properly selected and secured substrate is the base for well secured banknotes. PWPW belongs to the exclusive group of a dozen or so companies in the world with competences and proper technical equipment to print banknotes on all currently used substrates – natural (cotton), semi-synthetic, composite and polymer.At its own paper mill, PWPW produces among others: classic, cotton paper (FortisTM), FortisTM Composite paper, comprised of natural and synthetic fibres and Fortis™ Pro paper with additional anti-soiling coating.Another method of enhancing durability of circulating banknotes is coating them with a layer of special varnish in the flexography printing process.PWPW also produces and offers varnishes.Furthermore, PWPW has experience in modernising banknotes. All circulation banknotes used in Poland have been upgraded in recent years.The development was aimed at introducing the latest anti-counterfeiting security features to the existing graphic design and improving the banknotes’ suitability for contemporary cash circulation requirements.Execution of long-term banknote contracts for the National Bank of Poland and orders for numerous other Central Banks around the world confirm the potential of the Polish Security Printing Works.PWPW experts will be pleased to help in substrate selection, taking into account both environmental conditions and economic issues.