GPO Manufacturing Modernization Continues with Ink Jet Presses

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has acquired six new ink jet presses as a part of its ongoing Plant Operations modernization efforts. The digital presses will streamline production and allow the agency to automate the work flow from the start of a project to final publication. Along with providing high-speed automated printing, these digital print machines also offer real-time data for operational accountability.

These ink jet presses replace more than 30-year-old outdated equipment. The new presses are faster, more reliable, and more cost-efficient than the previous equipment. The agency will also reduce its paper waste, which will drop to as low as 2%, with the implementation of the new ink jet presses.

“The addition of this state-of-the-art equipment represents GPO’s continued efforts to be a forward-thinking leader in the printing and publishing industry,” said GPO Acting Deputy Director John Crawford. “We are always seeking out equipment and technologies that will be more efficient and cost-effective for the work we do for Congress and Federal agencies.”

The first project completed using the new ink jet presses was the production of the Senate and House Calendars. GPO will use the presses to produce Legislative Branch publications such as the Congressional Record, Federal Register, Calendars, Bills, Federal Budgets, and U.S. Codes, as well as some Executive Branch publications. The new presses provide various customization features such as variable data.

GPO is the Federal Government's official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through, partnerships with approximately 1,150 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit

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