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re: P2 for Printing Money


Go to the US Treasury Bureau of Engraving and Printing web site at 
http://www.bep.treas.gov/ to learn about currency production.  Also see 
http://www.moneyfactory.com which is also run by BEP. On the paper side, all 
US currency paper (really I think it's cotton fiber--no wood pulp--with 
security threads added) is made by, I think, Crane Paper in Pittsfield, 
MA--but good luck getting any info from them due to security (counterfeiting) 

Rodney Sobin
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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
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From: "List Manager" <listman@wmrc.uiuc.edu>, on 01/30/2001 9:23 AM:
To: SMTP@RCHMD.01@Servers[<p2tech@great-lakes.net>]

>Forwarded on behalf of Mr. Burton Hammer:
>I've had a request from someone at a national bank in Asia who wants to
>know about P2 and waste mgmt options for the national money printing
>operations.  I volunteered to recycle their unwanted money but they
>would rather go further up the pipe.  I suppose our own US
>treasury must be doing some EMS and P2 work on printing since they are
>fed facilities covered by the various exec orders.  I don't know what
>kind of printing ops are used for money, is it lithography, offset, or
>whatever.  If I can get that info I can use the many printing P2
>resources for those processes.  Any leads or refs would be greatly
>appreciated, thanks a lot.
>Note - it might not be wise to announce that you have lots of experience
>printing money yourself...
>Burton Hamner
>Seattle, WA=20

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