Do you know how money is made? Check out this interesting video of 20 euro banknotes being produced to find the answers!
Most paper money in the world is made of flax and cotton. The euro banknotes are made of cotton to make them tough and crunchy on touch. When the production process begins, cotton is kept under pressure. After that the mass is cleaned and pressed, and a special paint is added.
In addition to paper, special dyes, chemical compounds, and sophisticated equipment are needed to make money. There are several ways to produce paper money, and different methods are used in different countries.
One of the main requirements for the paper is its durability. Money has to be durable and must not become worthless too quickly. The main indicator of the durability of money is its resistance to fracture and rupture. Paper banknotes are constantly folded and unbent. Therefore, it’s important to make sure they don’t tear.
In order to ensure the high quality and durability of the printed image, the paper used to make money has to have the necessary degree of whiteness, opacity, smoothness and light resistance. This paper should not change its color under sunlight and other influences.
Paper money usually has several levels of protection. One of these is a watermark, which can also be used as a unique decoration. It’s not easy to create a beautiful and clear watermark – special equipment is needed for this. In some cases, the watermark is combined with the pattern of the banknotes.
Watch this interesting video to get an inside look into the money-making process!
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