News that both De La Rue and Walsall Security Printers have printed the 1st Jubilee, 1st Large Jubilee, and 2nd class business sheets has had collectors reaching for their magnifiers to examine the gaps in the security cuts, although these are only an approximate guide.
Now an eagle-eye has noticed that the Forest Stewardship Council certification identifies the certificate owner (or printer) meaning that identification of the printer will be as easy on the booklets and business sheets as it is on the counter sheets (identified by plate/cylinder number prefix).
DLR products show the contract no. C020244 whereas Walsall products show the contract no. C023216. Just for completeness Cartor printings show the contract no. C100572.
Both the Diamond Jubilee Business sheets (1st-class and Large 1st-class) printed by Walsall replace the 'MIX Paper' (on DLR printings) with ' MIX Paper from responsible sources' on two lines.
Thanks to Keith W for this information.
Further technical details from the FSC website:
|FSC-C100572||Cartor Security Printing SAS||FRANCE||valid from 16 Aug 2010||to 15 Aug 2015|
|FSC-C020244||De La Rue Security Print||UNITED KINGDOM||valid from 4 Nov 2009 to||4 Nov 2014|
|FSC-C023216||Walsall Security Printers Limited||UNITED KINGDOM||valid from 6 Aug 2009||to 5 Aug 2014|