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27 January 2015
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As we all know money does not grow on trees but is spit out of huge machines inside "Bureau of Engraving and Printing". US Bureau of Engraving and Printing, which is part of the US Treasury founded in 1862 in Washington. See below the detailed photos of how currency notes are made.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

currency notes

It all starts with an engraving on steel plates. After engraving it is ready to do on a special paper made from a mass consisting of 25% of linen thread and 75% of cotton. Paper reinforced synthetic fibers comes from "Crane and Company", which is located in Massachusetts.

A book binder uses a vibrating table to bind sheets of $20 bills

Process for the preparation of paper consists of eight stages. First mass of cotton and flax boiled, then it was clarified and scrub, then compressed, and it enters the machine, where it is softened at a specific temperature and converted into mush.

A sign reads the value of the money in each stack of packaged $20 bills

The paper is dried at a special press, and then rolled into huge rolls of a width of 2.5 meters and weighing more than 4 tons. Paper already has a watermark and security thread, and each roll is used to make a specific denomination banknotes. From each of the roll can be printed 3.5 billion of hundred dollar bills.

 stack of $20 bills consisting of 10,000 sheets

Then the rolls with water marks and security threads arrive at the same US Bureau of Engraving and Printing. There is a very serious security and surveillance system aimed at control at all stages of production. When workers enter the building complex scanning system monitors their every move. Office building is divided into special zones where workers can get only with a certain access.

Securities pressman William Bolden loads sheets of $20 bills into the COPE-pak machine for their Treasury and federal seals

The paint is also produced specifically for the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and has a high level of durability. After printing, the ink on the paper dries within 72 hours.

Bolden is a securities pressman at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, where he handles millions of dollars a day as he operates the COPE-pak printing machine.

Special press presses the paper into the ink-filled recesses, creating a texture, which is difficult to copy. Neither color copier can not achieve such an effect.

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