PassPort 4

Passport number and chip programming

After the books have been sewn, laminated and cut to size using the Passport 1, 2 and 3, the PassPort 4 numbers the books with a gothic number and a laser perforation. Alternatively, a barcode of the passport number can be inserted into the book or printed onto a label. Chips can be simultaneously initialized and personalized for e-passports.
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 4 can be combined with the following Kugler-Womako machines:

PassPort 4 basic equipment

  • Opening of cover and pages according to passport layout
  • CRN impact number/barcode 39 printing
  • Camera control of printed numbers/bar codes
  • Registration of Chip-UIDs and passport numbers
  • Opening of additional pages
  • Laser perforation of the number with round or shaped holes (square, triangle, oval, star)
  • Offset transport for optimum utilization of laser cycles• Camera control of perforated numbers
  • Vertical 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 accommodate various types of passports and future Upgrades
  • Chip initialization
  • Enhanced tracking features
  • Inkjet number printing