Photo #784 – 01.07.11
12,000 Sheets of Catskills Maps
I always enjoy going to the printer for a map printing! Huge printing machines, the smells of fresh ink wafting in the air, and many stacks of completed maps like in the photo above! This particular printing was of our Catskills trail map set this past spring, and while I’m not quite sure if they are all in this shot, we had about 12,000 copies printed off (and actually, this is just one sheet of a two-sheet print job…so another 12,000 other maps are somewhere else). These maps were drying on palettes after coming off the printer, and after a day or two (the inks need a while to soak in), the individual maps on each sheet are cut out and then folded and ready to be assembled into map sets that we can sell to outdoor enthusiasts. I’ve been to about a dozen map printings so far, and I have a couple more coming up in the next few months.
Maps are great!