PassPort 3

Passport machine for gold foil embossing, folding and die-cutting

The layers that were sewn and laminated in PassPort 1 and 2 are separated into single ups, folded and cut to size with a die-cutter using the PassPort 3 machine. The passport covers can be gold embossed.
All passport machines by Kugler-Womako adhere to the strict quality guidelines of the ICAO and ISO for “Machine Readable Passports (MRP) and electronic passports.”

The passport machine PassPort 3 can be combined with the following Kugler-Womako machines:

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


  • 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
  • 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
  • Vertical book delivery, magazine system for finished passports