Williams & Heintz Map Corporation Announces Partnership with NOAA to Produce Print-on-Demand Nautical Charts

Admiral signing NOAA POD Chart Agent Agreement With Williams & Heintz Map

Rear Adm. Gerd Glang certifies Williams & Heintz Map Corporation as a new print-on-demand chart agent after inspecting the company’s sample chart.

Williams & Heintz Map Corporation, a specialist in map printing, production, and folding is pleased to announce that they are now certified to print the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Print-on-Demand Charts, (NOAA POD Charts).

NOAA has authorized Williams & Heintz Map Corporation to sell NOAA’s paper nautical charts that are printed when the customer orders them — or “on demand.” The information on the charts is still maintained by NOAA, and the charts are corrected with Notices to Mariners up to the week of purchase.

Williams & Heintz Map offers the POD charts on two paper types:

  • 24 lb. JCP E-20 High Wet Strength Map Paper, a white paper with a lithographic finish that is made to be used out in the elements. This economical paper is fully functional even when wet.
  • 36 lb. JCP E-50 Chart Paper genuine 50% cotton nautical chart paper, the same kind of paper as the lithographically printed charts, that mariners are accustomed to.

“If you like the look and feel of the now out-of-print lithographic NOAA charts, this is the paper for you,” said Holly Heintz Budd, President and CEO of Williams & Heintz Map Corporation. “We are excited to be expanding into Print-on-Demand.”

Williams & Heintz Map Corporation has been printing maps for entrepreneurs, government agencies, and map publishers since 1921. They combine industry leading knowledge and customer service with the highest quality pre-press, printing, and folding.

Additional information about Williams & Heintz Map POD Charts.

The paper charts sold by the NOAA-certified printing agents meet carriage requirements for ships covered by Safety of Life at Sea regulations, specified in Title 33 of the Code of Federal Regulations. All charts sold by NOAA-certified agents are NOAA charts, and fully meet navigational standards.

NOAA Office of Coast Survey is the nation’s nautical chartmaker. Originally formed by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807, Coast Survey updates charts, surveys the coastal seafloor, responds to maritime emergencies, and searches for underwater obstructions that pose a danger to navigation.

About hollybudd

I grew up on the Chesapeake Bay. I have a BS in Environmental Studies from Cook College, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. I returned to school for a MBA from Trinity DC. I am the president/CEO of Williams & Heintz Map Corporation, the family printing company that was started by my great grandfather.

Posted on April 22, 2014, in News and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. thank nice post. The paper charts sold by the NOAA-certified printing agents meet carriage requirements for ships covered by Safety of Life at Sea regulations

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