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Elise Hacking Carr is editor-in-chief/content director for Print+Promo magazine.

A small printing error is presumably proving very costly for the U.S. government after a currency factory ruined 30 million of the next generation of $100 bills.

Originally slated to go into circulation in 2011, the new bills have experienced a variety of setbacks, the latest of which involves a printing mistake known as "mashing," which is caused by applying too much ink to the paper.

The error has forced the Federal Reserve to return tens of millions of notes back to the Washington, D.C., facility and demand its money back. The returned notes will be destroyed.

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has achieved a milestone in the production of the nation's passport for the Department of State (DOS). GPO has produced 75 million electronic passports at its secure production facilities in Washington, D.C. and Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

Last January, the Atlantic City Council shut the lights on the city that's "always turned on," returning to the classic "World's Famous Playground" slogan. 

The seventh annual Dscoop conference, Dscoop7, being held March 22-24, 2012, in Washington, D.C., is officially sold out.

INTERQUEST, a leading market and technology research and consulting firm serving the digital printing and publishing industry, announced a successful sixth annual Digital Printing in Government and Higher Education Forum.

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