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Discussion: Map

in: Ollie; Ollie > 2014-10-11

Oct 11, 2014 8:37 PM # 
who was the printer?
Oct 11, 2014 8:58 PM # 
BML, same company that produced the excellent, sharp London City Race maps. Suspect the key is the presence of JPEG logos causing a premature conversion to raster.
Oct 11, 2014 10:09 PM # 
I thought you can put jpeg logos as background in ocad and print them that way with the map? My take is a map/vector image shouldn't ever be converted to raster for printing.
Oct 12, 2014 3:38 PM # 
Today's map, by contrast, was absolutely fine - 1:4000. Also Remo spotted a 1:5000 map of Edinburgh without the problem - but without a course/controls on it.
Oct 12, 2014 6:54 PM # 
Did the map Remo saw have any logos on it? There are far too many versions of the Edinburgh map!
We had quite some discussion about mapping/overprint software - every day had its own solution and after a few hours of struggling with OCAD manuals I had to leave them to it. (I use CONDES for logos, but nobody wanted to do that !)
Any clues as to how to incorporate pngs & jpgs into OCAD10 would be welcome.
Oct 15, 2014 5:51 PM # 
Graeme - I don't know the details of the map Remo saw - so perhaps not. I'd have a strict policy on vector-only logos. I think in only one case (a small charity) I was unable to get a vector version on a map, after a lot of asking, so I ended up vectorising the logo, in Illustrator.

The flip side is that vector logos are a pain to use in OCAD (9) if you don't know what you are doing (which I don't) because of colour palettes and layers, so I spent a good few hours trying to get the CLIF logo displaying correctly in this year's LCR map.

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