Secure identities are the core expertise of Bundesdruckerei GmbH, a subsidiary of the Bundesdruckerei Group. Our innovative solutions are rooted in the secure identification of citizens, customers, employees and systems in both the analog and digital world. That’s how we create trust and legal certainty.
Innovation rooted in tradition: For more than 250 years, Bundesdruckerei has always been on the cutting edge of technology. Our products and solutions ‘Made in Germany’ protect identities and data, enabling us to create trust in both the analog and digital world.
We develop solutions and products for secure digitalization.
Use our web-based services, terminals or solutions to digitalize your ID processes.
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Be it passports, ID cards or driving licences, we produce forgery-proof documents and so much more.
Banknotes, revenue stamps, postage stamps – forgery-proof products printed on behalf of the government.
Innovation is both a challenge and a driving force – a fact demonstrated by our 4,500 national and international patents. We have always taken the road forward in order to protect identities and identify our customers future needs. For more than 250 years, we have ensured the secure production of banknotes, ID documents, passports and securities, also producing the systems and equipment needed to protect all of this.
For us, innovation is more than just a word. Bundesdruckerei has its very own innovation department with experts from Industry 4.0, identity management and many other areas. An interdisciplinary team works on solutions for the digital society, developing new technologies for tomorrow.
Around 1800, the Court Printing Office – a predecessor to Bundesdruckerei – starts to produce printed forms as passes in Prussia.
Reichsdruckerei is one of only a few printing houses worldwide to use steel engraving. This innovative technology offers outstanding counterfeit protection.
Bundesdruckerei is particularly quick to introduce this new technology. This innovative process makes typesetting much faster.
Beginning 1987, Bundesdruckerei starts producing new ID cards, which are now produced centrally for the first time. This called for the introduction of electronic data capture and the purchase of new machines.
One of the most important and innovative security features of ID documents is Identigram® which was developed by Bundesdruckerei. It features a structure that enables both visual checking and automated authenticity verification of the ID card.
Bundesdruckerei introduces new ID documents: the electronic passport (2005), the ID card with an online ID function (2010) and the electronic residence permit (2011). All of these cards come with innovative, particularly forgery-proof features and an electronic chip.
Bundesdruckerei develops the Innosec ® Fusion colour personalization process. With Innosec ® Fusion, the passport photo is displayed in colour and securely integrated into the card material.
Bundesdruckerei presents easyPASS – an innovative border control system. Semi-automated and fully automated checking processes at eGates help to make border controls effective and reduce waiting times.
Bundesdruckerei produces Germany’s first scented stamps. The fragrance is applied to the stamp in microscopic capsules.
Bdrive, Bundesdruckerei's cloud solution, features innovative security technology. Data is encrypted at the client end, fragmented and stored decentrally on several German servers.
Bundesdruckerei presents a new passport generation: Fitted with state-of-the-art security features, the new passport is considered to be one of the most forgery-proof passports in the world – and the passport booklet is produced in a fully automated process in the innovative ID MiniFab developed by Bundesdruckerei.
In the OPTIMOS 2.0 project funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, Bundesdruckerei and its partners are designing an infrastructure for secure identities on smartphones, for example, to bring the ID card to the smartphone as a mobile means of identity.
Bundesdruckerei and the European nuclear research centre CERN have joined forces to develop future identity concepts and cryptography. The work here explores links between quantum physics, identities and trust.
The experts working at Bundesdruckerei’s innovation department conduct research into new topic for a secure digital society.
The Optimos project focuses on the secure storage of application-specific data on smartphones so that this data can be used for secure digital services.
Efficient production is so much more than just fine-tuning machines and processes. Fluctuations in material quality often hinder standard processes in production. Our smart factory approach covers the entire production process.
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