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Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tour

BEP PhotoBehind-the-Scenes Tour

Monday, May 21, 2018

The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to invite delegates attending the Banknote 2018 to register for a tour of their Fort Worth, Texas facility. Registered delegates may join this tour free of charge.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is one of the largest currency printing operations in the world, with facilities located in Washington, D.C. and Fort Worth, Texas.

As the United States (U.S.) Government’s security printer, the BEP is responsible for the design, engraving, and printing of all U.S. paper currency; and over half of the nation’s currency order is proudly produced in Fort Worth, Texas!

Your tour experience begins with a joint presentation by Director Len Olijar and Deputy Director, Chief Operating Officer Charlene Williams on the history of the BEP, followed by a walking tour on the production floor.

The tour experience includes pre-press operations (intaglio plate making, photoengraving, and engraving) and the offset, intaglio, and letter press printing operations. You will have a close-up view of the latest in new technology printing equipment and processes, while interacting with craftpersons throughout the production floor. 

Following the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the BEP gift shop, which features uncut currency and souvenir items available for purchase.

The BEP tour promises to be a unique and memorable experience for all!


There are four tour times for the BEP tour.

  Tour 1:  7:00 am to 11:00 am

  Tour 2:  8:00 am to 12:00 noon

* Tour 3:  9:00 am to 1:00 pm

  Tour 4: 10:00 am to 2:00pm


Space is limited, so please be sure to select the tour and your preferred tour time when you register for the conference. Also, please consider the pre-conference workshop times you might be interested in attending when requesting your preferred tour time. While we cannot guarantee your tour time, we will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Buses will depart the hotel every hour beginning at 7:00am. The last bus will depart the hotel at 10:00 am. Total tour time is approximately 4 hours, including travel time.

* Tour 3 a las 9:00 am incluirá una visita guiada en español.
* Tour 3 at 9:00 am will include a Spanish tour guide.

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