A preferred form of communication for more than 2,000 years, are print and paper being outpaced by digital in the popularity and sustainability arenas? Myths abound. Don’t fall for them. Myth: Making Paper = Deforestation Fact: Paper Production Supports Sustainable Forestry Practices America’s paper industry depends on sustainable forest management for a reliable supply of […]
Tariffs on steel and aluminum recently imposed beginning in June of this year are creating a ripple effect throughout the print industry and its customers. Impacted by price spikes on aluminum, printing plates now come at a premium. How will this affect your upcoming map printing project? Painful Consequences Used in the production of lithographic […]
Despite our increasingly digital society, studies show people continue to prefer printed maps. More practical and enjoyable to read than the harsh glare of digital screens, the popularity of print continues to press forward against the rising digital tide. Why is print on paper holding its course, and what could this mean for your next […]
Incorporating photography as part of your upcoming map printing project? Being cautious about digital camera settings can help you avoid unexpected printed results. What photo quality settings should you utilize on your camera to ensure a crisp, clear, beautifully printed map?
In design, picking the right color can be a tricky business. There’s a lot to think about, from the brightness and color of the material your printing on to translucency and glossiness, to how the color will translate from your screen to the substrate. Each of these factors will affect the look of your printed […]
Are your paper map creations contributing to climate change? Customers continue to cling to printed goods over digital, particularly with regard to maps. However, with the rate of climate change seemingly gaining momentum, it’s natural to be concerned about how the products you create affect the world in which you live. To understand the impact […]
Newbies to the printing arena are quick to overlook the importance (or the existence) of white ink, assuming little difference will be seen printing on white paper versus printing over white ink. If you’re one of the many that think white ink is superfluous, read on my friend, because you’re seriously missing out…
Far from dead, print is everywhere, from traditionally flat brochures and billboards, to dimensionally different signage, such as those of chain restaurants and auto dealerships. And everywhere you look printing is undergoing a revolution, from 3D printers to the latest high-tech addition to the market: UV thermoforming inks. Creating dimensional signage, POP materials, and more […]
Contributing to the world of mapmaking for centuries, yet working behind the scenes without recognition, female cartographers have gifted the world with an amazing array of data collection methods and mapmaking techniques. Influencing political and social agendas alongside the mapmaking industry with their work, over the course of the 20th century, female cartographers flocked to […]
Americans headed out for summer road trips, camping, and hiking treks are continuing to uncover the fallacy of relying solely on smart devices and electronic maps for navigation. Just one of the many reasons, after 80-years, the paper maps of AAA’s TripTiks continue to be a popular choice for travel goers nationwide.