Fagin, Todd Oklahoma Biological Survey, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
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The printing of a map or the electronic duplication of a map in a digital format. Presently, cartographers have a number of reproduction technologies from which to choose, including offset printing (lithography), plotters, large-format printers, desktop printers and electronic media. Process selection depends on the intended use of the map, quality and quantity desired and cost. For a large quantity or for high-quality printing, offset printing is typically required. For a small number of copies, personal printers or large-format inkjet printers suffice. Additionally, an increasing number of maps are being reproduced and disseminated on electronic media and via the Internet. See also: Cartography
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