Monday, June 13, 2005

Bureau of Engraving prints its last stamps

The Washington Post reports that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing printed its last postage stamps Friday after 111 years. Now, private printers will produce all the nation’s stamps, a decision that USPS officials say will save tens of millions of dollars a year. The article noted that the Postal Service began using private printers for some commemoratives in 1978 and their share of stamp production accelerated when the agency turned to self-adhesive stamps in the early 1990s.

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posted by Don Schilling at 7:11 AM