We addressed this issue last week, but here's an image and some additional information about the BEP intaglio test plate from one of the contributors to the original article. Thanks!
My name is Craig Covert and I worked with Neil Shafer on the article published by Banknote Reporter magazine February 2011..."Intaglio Test Plate Surfaces at FUN"
I would like to clarify your article recently published in The E-Sylum.
The title of the article AN INTAGLIO FOOD STAMP TEST PLATE is inaccurate as the INTAGLIO TEST PLATE was originally designed to test US currency ($1 FRN's) not food stamps.
The intaglio plate had nothing to do with production of food stamps.
If you carefully read the article, you will notice that the only thing that has anything to do with "INTAGLIO FOOD STAMPS" is the basic layout of the engraved die...the "artwork"
The testing of the BEP Hamilton Intaglio Research Press/ Intaglio Plate required an image for testing...The BEP approved an image for testing US currency produced on a web press, not food stamps, and had nothing to do with food stamps with the exception of the engraving "artwork"...
Additionally, the food stamp image used is inaccurate as well.. I included a link to some images of the correct TEST PLATE.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
MORE ON THAT BEP INTAGLIO TEST PLATE
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