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Making the next-gen Benjamin


发布日期: 2010-07-06
$38.4 million | 3840万美元
3840万美元 最新版美钞的印制过程
华盛顿路之旅2010 - CNET科技资讯网记者丹尼尔特迪曼是找机会访问了许多非常有趣的目的地。但可能有少数几个能超越他上周访问了美国的雕刻与印刷局,并在如何下一代百元美钞全新的路线是由幕后的外观。 


WASHINGTON--On Road Trip 2010, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman is getting the chance to visit a lot of very interesting destinations. But there may be few that can top his visit last week to the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and a behind-the-scenes look at how the brand-new line of next-generation $100 bills is made.

On April 21, the bureau unveiled the new bills, which feature a set of new anti-counterfeiting measures. But they're also very beautiful, perhaps the most interesting and colorful American paper money in years.

These two giant stacks of bills amount to $38.4 million, divided into four stacks of 24 bricks of $400,000 each.
The special paper | 在特殊纸张
在特殊纸张 最新版美钞的印制过程
At the beginning of the production process of the new $100 bill, the future currency is no more than special paper. Here, large stacks of the paper sit on a pallet at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington D.C. Many of the anti-counterfeiting features that the bureau has designed into the new bill come embedded in the paper.
Offset | 抵销
抵销 最新版美钞的印制过程

The first step in the production process is known as "offset," and it is where the bills' background colors are printed.

Here, in offset, a worker inspects a couple of sheets that have just come off the presses, looking for any kinds of defects.
First printing | 首印
首印 最新版美钞的印制过程
One of the first sets of features to be added to the bills are these, which include a feather pen; an inkwell; the date July 4, 1776; and several other elements, all of which are designed to make it more difficult to counterfeit the bills.
Printing backs | 印背
印背 最新版美钞的印制过程

The next step in the process is known as "intaglio," where the first lettering is printed, along with the bills' faces and backs.

Here, we see sheets of bills coming off the presses, where the backs have just been printed.