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Current Acme Prop Make US Passport

Acme Graphics have added current US Passport to our Prop Passport Collection – either blank insides or Acme created generic graphics that “look like” a REAL US passport but do not need any clearance or permission as they are generic and meet legal guidelines of TV & Film Prop usage. All Acme Prop Passports have Gold leaf cover for authenticity.

 

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Acme Graphics Artwork to create a believable US passport but generic enough to be used without clearance. Cover has gold leaf embossed logo for extra authenticity.

We make MONEY…prop money!

Nothing symbolises wealth more powerfully in a movie than a stack of money. Due to the nature of sets, using real money is too much of a liability so the industry relies heavily on prop money. There are numerous laws surrounding the reproduction of prop money that need to be followed– these rules can be found in the Bank of England guidelines. Below are some the regulations stipulated by the Bank of England Guidelines.

  • Reproductions must be one sided only.
  •  Reproductions must not be the same size as actual banknotes. They must be at least 25% smaller or at least 25% larger.
  •  Reproductions may not appear in an offensive or inappropriate context or in such a manner that the Bank, in its sole opinion, believes would undermine the integrity of the currency.
  • There should be no distortion to the Queen’s image (apart from an enlargement, reduction or slant).
  • Reproductions must be printed on a material clearly different and distinguishable from materials used to print current series Bank of England banknotes.
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3D hero money prop made by Acme Graphics.

These strict rules often require us to think of enterprising ways to create a prop that not only adheres to the rules but also creates an authentic aesthetic. Acme has produced realistic prop money for countless productions over the years.  This 3D hero prop was created not with individual notes but with large square prints mounted onto a cube to give the illusion of individual notes. We adjusted the graphics to create shadows and topped the cube with £20 notes that stipulate a large quantity of money. View more movie props here.

This vast quantity of notes was used to resurface a room for a rap video.
This vast quantity of notes was used to resurface a room for a rap video.