The first dollar I ever made took a lot of work. Finding the right paper. Getting the offset press exactly right. Some people claim you can use laser printers these days, but that's just stupid, anybody with a good eye or a lot of horse sense can tell the difference. I'll tell you, it makes changing the serial numbers a little difficult, but an offset press is worth the trouble.
It took me days to mix the ink exactly right, and more days to weather the bill. If that bill don't look like it's been in circulation, believe-you-me, people will look closer at it. And that's the last thing you want.
I don't think I've ever been so proud as the day I made my first dollar, not even when I broke Lefty out of the county holding cell before his arraignment. That was a fine piece of work, but a dollar is forever. I'd still have that little guy, but when the cops busted me up a few years back, it all went into the evidence lockers. I got off that time, but they weren't about to give me that dollar back. I still get a little misty-eyed when I think about that first dollar I ever made, though.