GPO Produces Materials for President's Inauguration

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) worked with the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to produce printed materials for the 58th Presidential Inauguration. The process takes one year for GPO employees to design and produce approximately 40 materials including:

  • Tickets
  • Invitations
  • Stationery
  • Program packet kits
  • Parking passes
  • Maps
  • Signage
  • Secure access credentials

GPO used security design and printing techniques to produce more than 250,000 tickets and more than 12,000 secure access credentials for the President’s Inauguration. GPO has a long history of contributing to the security of the Nation by producing the U.S. passport for the Department of State and border crossing cards for the Department of Homeland Security. Producing security documents for the President’s inauguration is an extension of GPO serving as a provider of secure credentials for the Federal Government.

“I congratulate GPO employees for working with the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies during the past year to produce all these materials for President Trump’s Inauguration.” said GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks. “Our employees take great pride in being able to contribute the agency’s services to such an important historical event for our country.”

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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