Comparison of online print services

By kate on November 8th, 2019

This year, I created a follow-up project to the one on working with professional printers. I ordered a copy of the same cartographic image from 14 different online print services and compared the results. In my talk at the annual NACIS conference in Tacoma, I revealed the customer experience and print quality of each.

Someday My Prints Will Come:

Comparison of Online Print Services

You’ve designed a map and want a to print a small run to sell or distribute. There are many online companies clamoring for your business, but their services vary widely in areas like pricing, available sizes, texture, customer experience, and quality. How do you know where to order and what to expect? To answer this question, I ordered prints of the same cartographic image from over a dozen online printers. In my talk, I’ll share the resulting prints and what I learned.

Filed under: maps, technology, work
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2 Responses to “Comparison of online print services”

  1. Aly Ollivierre Says:

    Just wanted to drop a note because I have come back to reference this NACIS talk MULTIPLE times since you gave it, thanks for doing the hard work for us, Kate!!

  2. kate Says:

    Thanks, Aly! I really appreciate hearing that my talk was useful!

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