18 U.S.C. § 474 : US Code - Section 474: Plates, stones, or analog, digital, or electronic images for counterfeiting obligations or securities

      (a) Whoever, having control, custody, or possession of any plate,
    stone, or other thing, or any part thereof, from which has been
    printed, or which may be prepared by direction of the Secretary of
    the Treasury for the purpose of printing, any obligation or other
    security of the United States, uses such plate, stone, or other
    thing, or any part thereof, or knowingly suffers the same to be
    used for the purpose of printing any such or similar obligation or
    other security, or any part thereof, except as may be printed for
    the use of the United States by order of the proper officer
    thereof; or
      Whoever makes or executes any plate, stone, or other thing in the
    likeness of any plate designated for the printing of such
    obligation or other security; or
      Whoever, with intent to defraud, makes, executes, acquires,
    scans, captures, records, receives, transmits, reproduces, sells,
    or has in such person's control, custody, or possession, an analog,
    digital, or electronic image of any obligation or other security of
    the United States; or
      Whoever sells any such plate, stone, or other thing, or brings
    into the United States any such plate, stone, or other thing,
    except under the direction of the Secretary of the Treasury or
    other proper officer, or with any other intent, in either case,
    than that such plate, stone, or other thing be used for the
    printing of the obligations or other securities of the United
    States; or
      Whoever has in his control, custody, or possession any plate,
    stone, or other thing in any manner made after or in the similitude
    of any plate, stone, or other thing, from which any such obligation
    or other security has been printed, with intent to use such plate,
    stone, or other thing, or to suffer the same to be used in forging
    or counterfeiting any such obligation or other security, or any
    part thereof; or
      Whoever has in his possession or custody, except under authority
    from the Secretary of the Treasury or other proper officer, any
    obligation or other security made or executed, in whole or in part,
    after the similitude of any obligation or other security issued
    under the authority of the United States, with intent to sell or
    otherwise use the same; or
      Whoever prints, photographs, or in any other manner makes or
    executes any engraving, photograph, print, or impression in the
    likeness of any such obligation or other security, or any part
    thereof, or sells any such engraving, photograph, print, or
    impression, except to the United States, or brings into the United
    States, any such engraving, photograph, print, or impression,
    except by direction of some proper officer of the United States - 
      Is guilty of a class B felony.
      (b) For purposes of this section, the term "analog, digital, or
    electronic image" includes any analog, digital, or electronic
    method used for the making, execution, acquisition, scanning,
    capturing, recording, retrieval, transmission, or reproduction of
    any obligation or security, unless such use is authorized by the
    Secretary of the Treasury. The Secretary shall establish a system
    (pursuant to section 504) to ensure that the legitimate use of such
    electronic methods and retention of such reproductions by
    businesses, hobbyists, press and others shall not be unduly
    restricted.