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Automated inspection of intaglio plate measurement for U.S. currency
Author(s): Max Grimsley; James E. Hess; Mark Poulsen; Ken Rankin; David Curtis; Donald Bayer
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Paper Abstract

The United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is tasked with the function of producing billions of banknotes each year to be used by the general public throughout the world. Individual notes must maintain uniform consistency for both security features and print quality. The quality control process necessary to assure the uniform nature of United States currency requires a significant multi-tiered approach. Based on innovative opto-electronic techniques, individual security features are examined as a critical element during each phase of the production process. Print quality standards must also be strictly maintained and monitored to assure the uniformity of the most popular printed item in the world. This presentation describes the approach and some of the techniques developed and implemented within the BEP to carry out the necessary monitoring and control of the quality of intaglio currency printing plates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4677, Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence Techniques IV, (19 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.462735
Show Author Affiliations
Max Grimsley, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury (United States)
James E. Hess, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury (United States)
Mark Poulsen, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury (United States)
Ken Rankin, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury (United States)
David Curtis, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury (United States)
Donald Bayer, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4677:
Optical Security and Counterfeit Deterrence Techniques IV
Rudolf L. van Renesse, Editor(s)

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