Knowles Office Piloting Revolutionary New Method Of Instant Printing Of Vehicle Decals

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Michael Clark and County Clerk Bill Knowles
Michael Clark and County Clerk Bill Knowles

County Clerk Bill Knowles told the County Commission on Wednesday that his office is piloting a program for the state involving a revolutionary new method of instant printing of vehicle decals.

Mr. Knowles said, instead of storing and inventorying large quantities of decals, new equipment will allow staff members to print out the decals as the customer waits or upon order by mail or Internet.

He said it will no longer be necessary to have separate city sticker decals - saving the city the cost of furnishing the decals. Instead, the state vehicle decal will be marked to show that a city sticker has been purchased.

Initial cost of the program in Hamilton County is $11,000 furnished by the state and some $15,000 by the county to pay for the needed equipment.

The customer will receive a paper receipt along with a vinyl, weather-resistant sticker.

A small side benefit will be "300,000 fewer staples used every year," Mr. Knowles said with a smile. In the past the decal has been stapled to the paper receipt.

He said the idea of converting to the instant decal printing has been talked about for 10-12 years, but is now going into effect.

   


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