In case you missed it, Jarad Carr was recently arrested after returning a printer with a sheet of fake hundred inside. I hope everyone has learned a lesson from this incident: remove all counterfeit currency before returning your printer.
The more unbelievable part of this story is that someone thought they could counterfeit $100 bills on a home inkjet printer. Here are the security features on a $100 bill:
- A security thread running from top to bottom with USA100 printed on it. In a black light, the security thread will glow pink.
- A watermark with a portrait of Benjamin Franklin.
- Color shifting inks when the bill is tilted.
- Microprinting of “the United States of America” on the lapel of Benjamin Franklins jacket.
I’m sure there are many other features that I haven’t listed.
Clearly, producing anything more than a bad counterfeit clearly requires a lot more than a home printer.