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PassPort Machines

PassPort 3

PassPort Machine for Gold Foil Embossing, Folding and Die-cutting

The layers which have been sewn and laminated in PassPort 1 and 2 are separated into single ups, folded and cut to size in a die cutting station using the PassPort 3 machine.

The passport covers can be gold embossed. All styles of passports and e-passports can be manufactured by combining PassPort 3 with our PassPort 1, 2R and 4 machines.

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PassPort 3
Cycles/min Max. 50 Booklets
Size range max. 3 mm; 224 - 330 mm; 140 - 246 mm PassPort 3a max. 6 mm; 105 - 210 mm; 65 - 120 mm PassPort 3b


  • Suitable for (electronic) Machine Readable Travel Document (eMRTD) according to ISO and ICAO standards
  • High productivity and reliable production in terms of quality and output
  • Sophisticated technology for easy operation and maintenance
  • Rigid design for increased life expectancy (>30 years)
  • Modular layout in order to accomodate various types of passports and future upgrades

Passport 3 basic equipment
  • Feeding of sewn and laminated layers
  • Separating cut into single ups
  • Creasing station with optional heating
  • Folding
  • Spine pressing station with optional heating
  • Die-cutting
  • Delivery
Ablauf PassPort3

Add-on options

  • Gold embossing with turning of the passport
  • Quality control of gold embossing by camera with automatic rejections
  • Chip verification with fully automated rejection of defect chips without interrupting of production
  • Registration of chip-UIDs used and other tracking features
  • Vertical book delivery, magazine outfeed

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PassPort 3
PassPort Machine for Gold Foil Embossing, Folding and Die-cutting

System Solutions - more than a machine

    • Passport Machine: PassPort 1
    • Passport Machine: PassPort 1 Details
    • Passport Machine: PassPort 1 camera light
    • Passport Machine: PassPort 1 Endproduct

    PassPort 1

    The PassPort 1 machine binds passport or saving books by collating and sewing together different components. The machine is equipped with sewing machines for chain and/or interlock stitching.

    • PassPort-2R-web
    • Passport Machine: PassPort2 Endproducts
    • PUR gluing nozzle

    PassPort 2R

    The PassPort 2R machine laminates covers/e-covers/chip-inlays onto sewn layers and/or covers on inlays to produce e-covers.

    • Passport Machine: PassPort 4
    • Passport Machine: PassPort 4 Endproduct
    • Passport Machine: PassPort 4 Endproduct
    • Passport Machine: PassPort 4 Reversing Wheel & Punching

    PassPort 4

    After the books have been sewn, laminated and cut to size using the PassPort 1, 2R and 3 machines, the PassPort 4 numbers the books with a gothic number and/or a laser perforation.



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