Paper and material FAQs

We use FSC-certified paper. FSC do incredible work in protecting forests around the world. All of their paper is sourced responsibly, and they work closely with the WWF to protect animals.

Here are 3 paper options that we recommend and that we carry in stock:

  • Progeo 90gsm FSCSpecial features – Fantastic folding strength and very good opacity for a 90gsm paper. High-quality paper used in the production of detailed geographical maps, nautical and aviation charts. Also suitable for military and other cartographic requirements.
  • Opera Matt 100gsm,115gsm and 150gsm FSCSpecial features – This paper is a wood-free coated paper. High bulk and smooth yet bulky. The smooth, low-reflecting surface provides both perfect readability and quality image reproduction, with high gloss contrast. The heavier weight of 150gsm is ideal to use for printing posters.
  • Eucalyptus 70gsm FSC – Special features – Uncoated offset made from eucalyptus pulp. Good whiteness, opacity, bulk and rigidity, and prints very well.

Yes, we recommend two options for this:

  • EnDuro Effect W1 100gsmSpecial features – Tear-resistant & water-resistant.It is comprised of a paper/film/paper laminate that combines the advantages of paper (good printing properties) with the advantages of film (tear-resistance, dimensional stability). The films used are polypropylene and polyester.
  • Polyart 90gsm – Special features – A high-density polyethylene film with a matte clay coating on both sides. It is very durable, almost completely tear-proof, resistant to most oils and chemicals, and very water-resistant. Polyart can be printed by the conventional litho process.

Maps and Covers FAQs

We are able to offer a wide range of folded maps with card covers attached. Our large format printing press allows for plenty of choice when it comes to choosing the size of your map, as well as many different options of papers to use too.

Our wide range of folded maps with integral covers offers a cost-effective solution for map printing. The cover is incorporated into the design of the map sheet to provide a finished map from one large sheet of paper.

Please do contact us to discuss the different design options and how your concept can become reality.

Our ability to offer both laminated or encapsulated maps provides further options when it comes to deciding upon the best finish for your product. Our large format printing press allows large maps to be printed and then laminated for use as wall maps.

Our specialised encapsulation process for folded maps provides fantastic durability and creates a tough encapsulated map that is able to withstand the harshest of weather conditions.

‘Custom Made’ is a fantastic gift product for all map users. The map can be centred upon the location of your choice, with some personalisation of the text included in the map legend and you can even add a picture of your own to the front cover. 

We also offer a framing service that allows you to have your Custom Made map professionally framed and delivered ready for you to display at home or in the office. Please do follow the link to order your own Custom Made map.

Certification and Accreditation FAQs

Yes, we have the FSC certification. It guarantees our customers that the FSC-labelled product they buy has come from a forest and supply chain that is managed responsibly. 

To achieve FSC certification, we must adhere to ten rules that cover the essentials of responsible forest management.

Yes, we have 5 certified accreditations ISO 9001 – ISO 45001 – ISO 14001 – ISO 27001 and FSC Certified.

ISO 9001 is defined as the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). 

Organisations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

ISO 45001 is defined as the international standard that details the requirements for a health & safety management system. Compliance with it enables organisations to demonstrate that they have a system for health and safety within the workplace.

ISO 14001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for an effective environmental management system (EMS). 

It provides a framework that an organisation can follow, rather than establishing environmental performance requirements.

ISO 27001 specifies a management system that is intended to bring information security under management control and gives specific requirements. Organisations that meet the requirements may be certified by an accredited certification body following successful completion of an audit.

Please get in touch if you have any other questions and our team will be happy to help

Maps with integral covers

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