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Old 20-01-2020, 18:36   #1
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Is A2 an OK size for chart printing?

As above or should I go with A1?
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Old 22-01-2020, 03:42   #2
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Re: Is A2 an OK size for chart printing?

Is no one getting charts printed out there that can guided me towards either A2 or A1????
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Re: Is A2 an OK size for chart printing?

How big is your chart table?

I would be guided by what fits - either as a open sheet or once folded in half.
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Re: Is A2 an OK size for chart printing?

ISO Paper sizes
ISO Sizes A series
ISO... Size in millimeters... Size in inches... Size in Points
A0 ... 841 mm x 1189 mm... 33 in x 46.81 in... 2384 pt x 3370 pt
A1 ... 594 mm x 841 mm... 23.39 in x 33 in... 1684 pt x 2384 pt
A2 ... 420 mm x 594 mm... 16.54 in x 23.36 in... 1191 pt x 1684 pt
A3 ... 297 mm x 420 mm... 11.69 in x 16.54 in... 842 pt x 1191 pt
A4 ... 210 mm x 297 mm ... 8.27 in x 11.69 in... 595 pt x 842 pt

I like A3-ish (11x17") on the small boats that I have. I think ease of use on the nav table is a good guide as mentioned above.
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Re: Is A2 an OK size for chart printing?

For the most part, I use letter size because I store them in notebooks. They are tiled in printing full-sized, and then tiled again under a plexiglas sheet on the nav table. Plotting position is on the thin plexiglas, and they are replaced as needed.

I guess this is also dictated by only having an HP 1000 (dirt cheap, letter and legal only) printer on the boat.
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Re: Is A2 an OK size for chart printing?

Beyond the question of the size of the paper -- what is the scale? There are maps of the world (all hemispheres) printed on one A4 sheet. Wouldn’t want to use one like that to get into Bristol.
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