UEFA unveils EURO 2016 ticket design

by JJP

photonics tickets nonotech kolouroptik uefa

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Believed to be first use of photonics in an event ticket


Nanotech's KolourOptik® technology has been chosen by UEFA for the EURO 2016 admission tickets, due to its intense high definition (iHD) full colour imaging capabilities and anti-counterfeiting security features - replacing older hologram technology used at past events.


KolourOptik® technology accurately controls the wavelengths of light at nano-scale, producing an ultra-high resolution image that can only be seen from specifically engineered viewing angles.


Nanotech's engineers used a complex mathematical algorithm and advanced manufacturing technologies to accurately embed over two billion nano-sized holes on each of the ~5.8 million UEFA Euro 2016 admission tickets produced.  Only using the reflection of light and no ink, the nano-sized holes create the famous event mascot "Super Victor" in a photonic intense high resolution image.  Together with other ticket features, KolourOptik® brand-authentication technology helps secure the authenticity of each ticket and protects against ticket fraud.

About Jeremy Plimmer

Jeremy Plimmer has 35 years of experience in the security related print and packaging industry working originally as sales development director for manufacturers of passports, high security print and labels and more recently as a consultant. He is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the Institute of Minerals, Materials and Mining, chairman of the West Midlands Packaging Society as well as vice chairman of the East Midlands Packaging Society.

Read More


About the foundation

The Product & Image Security Foundation is a non-profit making trade association which was originally formed under the name of Label & Tag Security International (LTSI) in the early 1990's.

Today it operates with more than 100 members in 27 countries and is the premier international forum for manufacturers, suppliers and users of labels, tags, packaging, identification systems, materials and systems for any form of product security, brand image protection or product traceability applications and technology.