Where is paper money made?

Paper money is printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing at Washington, D.C

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C., is where the United States government prints paper money.

Skilled engravers use sharp tools to cut the designs for bills into steel plates.  Many engravers work on each plate.  One works on the portrait, another adds the letters, and still others complete the rest of the design.  Workers use the engravings to make plates for printing presses.

A high-speed press prints paper money in sheets of 32 bills.  First the backs are printed, then the fronts, or faces.  Finally, the serial numbers, letters, and seals are added.

The notes are printed on special paper with tiny red and blue threads scattered in it.  No one but the federal government can use it.

The sheets of new money are inspected for imperfect bills, then cut into separate bills and packaged.  Another inspector then counts the bills and makes sure every packages has 100 bills in it. – Dick Rogers



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