The state Department of Licensing has redesigned a number of recurring printing projects to achieve significant cost savings and sustain local jobs.

Improvements to these products, which include vehicle titles, vessel titles and vehicle renewal notices, are expected to save taxpayers more than $360,000 per year.
A team with members from the Department of Printing, the Department of General Administration’s Consolidated Mail Services, and Department of Licensing worked extensively to identify ways to make the design and printing of some of DOL’s largest mailings more efficient.

The new vehicle license renewal notices will start showing up in vehicle owners’ mailboxes this autumn. The new renewal notices will continue to be printed on letter-size paper, but the use of colored inks is being eliminated.

“We are saving taxpayer dollars, using paper made in our state, and Washingtonians are doing the job,” said DOL Director Liz Luce.