Printing Works Department

The Banknote Printing Works Department is a state-of-the-art plant delivering products of high artistic quality that provide enhanced security against counterfeiting and forgery. It is the Bank of Greece’s in-house printing works that started operations in 1941.

The tasks of the Banknote Printing Works Department currently include printing euro banknotes, following approval by the European Central Bank (ECB); minting circulation euro coins, commemorative coins and medals on behalf of the Greek State and third parties; printing security documents, such as tobacco tax stamps, state lottery tickets, passports, visas, entry and residence permits, seafarer certificates, etc.

The Banknote Printing Works Department uses advanced equipment and cutting-edge technology, on a par with peer printing works and mints in Europe.

All operations are subject to the required quality controls, in accordance with the ECB’s instructions and international standards, so as to ensure high production quality.

Main tasks

  • Printing euro banknotes and minting circulation euro coins, collector and commemorative coins using various alloys.

  • Printing securities of the Greek State and other security documents, such as state lottery tickets, fiscal stamps, passports and Schengen visas.

Sections

  • Quality Assurance and Eurosystem-related Matters Section
  • Inventory Management Section
  • Administration and Financial Services Section
  • Special Products Printing Section
  • Banknote Printing Section
  • Inventory Control Section
  • Pre-press Activities and Technology Research Section
  • Maintenance Section
  • Product Design and Marketing Section
  • Minting Section.
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