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Case Study

Colour Standards and the Euro

The colour of currency is controlled within tight tolerances to avoid confusion between the various denominations of notes; any errors in colour could result in massive financial penalties.

The specification for the colours used in printing the EURO currency was standardised throughout Europe so that, wherever the currency was produced, the colours would be visually consistent.

The challenge

Ceram's colour experts were asked to produce a special set of standards to ensure consistency of colour of the currency.

What we delivered

We produced a special set of standards from our range of colours, which were shaped and sized to fit a particular part of the instrumentation that was being used to print the Euro currency at many locations throughout Europe.

Value to the client

The project was successfully completed and the standards introduced in to the production line, thereby ensuring consistency in printing of the currency across Europe.