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Discussion: Map printing

in: Lizzie; Lizzie > 2019-09-28

Oct 6, 2019 10:45 AM # 
Yeah, I don't understand how they could have got the colours so wrong this time when the version we were given 2 years ago was printed perfectly. Wonder if they didn't do proper test prints? I heard of many people (including myself) who struggled to find the start triangle when they picked up their map!
Oct 9, 2019 1:47 AM # 
The 2017 was printed by our local printers in Wagga... all the Oceania maps were printed in Canberra. The first test prints of Kildare I got here horrible, and I still wasn’t happy with the final versions that we used (but naturally we ran out of time). I didn’t rate the printing of Connorton either
Oct 9, 2019 2:04 AM # 
Uncle JiM:
printed in Canberra on a number of different printers is what I heard. That is why there are variations in the print quality
Oct 9, 2019 2:22 AM # 
When I ran the ACT middle distance champs at Wee Jasper a few weeks ago the printing had rubbed off the page between two controls and in the area of the control circle. I was left looking vaguely for an area of bare rock in the midst of a boulder field.

I spoke to the bloke who organised the printing, and he explained there was a higher quality option, but it would cost about 50 cents more per map. Personally I’d happily pay that difference.

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