OceanGrafix Responds to Maritime Community Clamor, Offers Charts in a Traditional Format

Sometimes, a product is discontinued and no one breathes a word of remorse. But that was not the case when, earlier this year, the federal government stopped producing its lithographically printed paper charts; there remained in the boating community a subsection of navigators who had grown accustomed to the specific look and feel of the government’s nautical charts—and did not want to see them go away.

We were surprised that there were individuals in the maritime community who were so stirred by this change. We knew we had the capacity to produce charts with the traditional look and feel they wanted, so we did.

A More Classic Look
What separates our new “traditional” charts from the print-on-demand charts we’ve been printing for years? The paper and the colors.

Traditional charts feature warmer colors on cream-colored paper.

Traditional charts feature warmer colors on cream-colored paper.

Printed on water-resistant paper using a warm, classic color palette, our traditional charts contain the same up-to-date, NOAA-approved content as any other OceanGrafix navigational chart, yet they appeal aesthetically to those mariners who prefer the look and feel of the lithographically printed charts that the federal government discontinued earlier this year.

For more information about buying or selling traditional charts from OceanGrafix, contact us.

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