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.
When choosing your map printing parameters, is it best to choose a substrate that is durable in demanding conditions from the starting line, or opt for lamination as part of your finishing services?
When it comes time to print, paper choice is one of the most overlooked facets of mapmaking. It’s easy to assume paper products are all pretty similar – but they’re not. All uncoated papers are not created equal, and what you don’t know can make or break your mapmaking results.
In our first installment on female pioneers in the world of mapmaking, we discussed the largely overlooked contributions of women in mapmaking over the course of history. In the explosive 19th century, women continue to work behind-the-scenes, aiding in the creation of maps, showcasing boundaries and beliefs, ideas and agendas, and attempting to make sense […]
Looking for a map printing substrate built to stand up moisture and added wear-and-tear? It’s time to look beyond lamination. Mohawk offers an array of synthetic papers built-to-last, yet retaining the flexibility of traditional paper choices.
In a world where women were banned from the universities and ships where maps were created, women cartographers throughout history struggled through many challenges. Even in their own family-run businesses, where they toiled in engraving, coloring, stitching and contributing to the creation of maps, the skills of women in map printing remained largely unrecognized. Seemingly […]
Still lost in the land of lamination in your attempts to increase the durability of your maps? Get out of the dark ages with affordable and environmentally friendly Hop-Syn synthetic substrates. Offering a wide range of substrate options, Hop-Syn synthetic substrates offer an ideal solution for toughening up and preserving the lifespan of today’s map […]
Back in the good old days of camera film, there was no such thing as ‘file size.’ Everything on the roll was the same ‘size.’ Today, it’s a different story, with everything from phones to tablets and digital cameras touting their digital DPI or PPI credentials. Both a blessing and a curse, this has resulted […]