Printing plant uses too much ink on C-notes

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing said the release of a redesigned $100 bill has been delayed by a printing error.

Bureau spokeswoman Darlene Anderson said more than 30 million bills created at the Washington printing plant were rejected due to "mashing," which is a result of too much ink being applied to the paper, The New Yorker reported Wednesday.


The redesigned bills were originally scheduled for release in early 2011, but the date was delayed due to a previous printing error that resulted in many notes having blank spots. The new bills are now due to be issued Oct. 8.

Larry Felix, the bureau's director, revealed the latest error in a July memo. He said quality-control measures should have prevented the plant "from delivering defective work." He said officials responsible for the mistake will be held accountable.

Felix said the bureau has increased its order from a second plant in Fort Worth, Texas.

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