When it comes to selecting map colors, it’s never a good idea to simply choose your favorite shades. It all comes down to data and the story you’re trying to tell. What’s the Scheme of Your Map Story? Sequential Data – Running the Gamut Data that runs from high to low is most easily […]
As Americans become ever more tech-obsessed, the relevance of paper repeatedly comes into question. Paper books. Paper maps. Even the completion of homework seems to be transitioning over to the digital realm. Does this mean print is dead? Hardly. Buried under the latest shiny new fad, print, whether a map, menu, or math homework, offers […]
Proper file prep prevents problems and delays. No one enjoys it. Digging into your file to circumnavigate printing issues takes away that, ‘I’ve finally done it’ feeling. But proper and thorough file prep is a ‘must-do’ part of the map printing process. Unfortunately, this is where a lot of things get overlooked in the effort […]
For those new to the printing arena, the wide variety of inks available tends to be somewhat surprising. Expecting a larger-scale version of a desktop printer, which produces prints using a combination of cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK), many are amazed at the intricacies of the printing process – and the variety of possibilities […]
Paper choice is often glossed-over in the printing arena, from brochures to maps. The terms ‘paper’ and ‘technology’ are not seen as synonymous. Nonetheless, there have been significant advancements in the uncoated paper arena in the past several decades, mirroring leaps in ink technology. Uncoated paper options have gotten slicker, color options have broadened, and […]
While the varying tones of black and white maps can provide a good deal of information to users, this doesn’t compare to the wealth of detail and definition color maps can provide. Giving map makers design flexibility beyond compare, color maps can make essential information pop, or allow for the inclusion of far more data […]
What does the paper you’ve chosen for your map say about you or your business’ brand? Often an afterthought for map printing newcomers, it pays to look beyond price tag when it comes to paper selection.
Do you know the precise finished dimensions of your upcoming or current map project, including its printed, finished, and folded size? If you’ve already begun compiling your digital files before narrowing down these critical details, you’re putting the cart before the horse.
Produced by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) branch of the government, topographical maps offer a wealth of information, including natural features like elevation and terrain, as well as cultural ones like roads and buildings. Multifunctional and versatile, they are used in a variety of industry sectors (military, oil and gas, engineering, land management, urban planning), […]
With a name like something out of a Star Trek novel, Kodak’s Staccato stochastic screening services truly offer advanced map printing technology, producing high-integrity, continuous tone images with fine detail and an extended color gamut. Sound like Greek to you? Let us translate…