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Insights into printing and using maps from our people at Dennis Maps and other experts in the cartography industry who involved in creating and publishing maps.

We are lucky in having some incredibly skilled people working at Dennis Maps, whose unique expertise and experience enables us to deliver projects of great complexity. And our clients, suppliers and other partners have fascinating tales to tell about how they came to be in business, and the inspiration behind their products.

For example, our Managing Director, Steve Burry, describes a typical working day, the highlights of the year, and what he likes best about his job. Printer Keith Vranch joined the then Butler & Tanner in 1974 when he was just 16, and tells us about his apprenticeship when he was printing medical and text books on a letterpress machine for £9 a week.

Christian Coates is a CTP (computer to plate) operator who loves maps so much his hobbies are based around them! On a map he finds a trig point – a fixed surveying station built by the Ordnance Survey to map the country – and goes off walking to find it. Christian also loves road cycling on one of his four bikes, and plans his routes on OS paper maps. And cycling is part of his triathlon hobby, which he shares with two more of our people, Lewis walker and Simon Marks.

Other people we have spoken to include Urban Good founder Charlie Peel about his brainchild, the groundbreaking London National Park City Map, and the UK Managing Director of Drewsen Special Papers, which supplies the high quality paper essential for high standards expected by our clients.

And we have plenty more posts coming up that feature people who create or use our maps.

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