BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING
Did you know that over half of the nation's currency order is produced in Fort Worth? Learn how billions of dollars are printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's (BEP) state-of-the-art Tour and Visitor Center located in Fort Worth, Texas. As the U.S. Government's security printer, the BEP is responsible for the design, engraving and printing of all U.S. paper currency.
Visitors have the opportunity to walk through two floors of interactive exhibits and displays showcasing the history of paper currency and the intricacies of the currency production process. They can also visit the Moneyfactory gift shop, which features unique items including uncut currency sheets, shredded currency, and novelty items for purchase. Additionally, visitors can watch the educational film “The Buck Starts Here” in the theater, followed by a briefing by the tour guides about the Large Examining and Printing Equipment (LEPE), the newest technology that produces 50-subject currency sheets. Fun facts about the BEP and activities for children will be available and visitors can see how currency was printed circa 1900 as plate printers conduct special printing demonstrations using a refurbished 19th century spider press.