RIM OF THE VALLEY
LAND GRAB MAP:
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See technical tips below  --  Best for printing

 Map Size --> 4"x7" 8.5"x11" 11"x17" LARGE
  Color
Fast Load 
Color

Color

Color - Most detail, 
slowest load 
  3C 2C 1C C
  VIEW PRINT VIEW PRINT VIEW PRINT VIEW PRINT
JPG 0.1MB 0.2MB 0.2MB 0.3MB * 0.5MB 1.0MB * 2.4MB 2.4MB *
PDF       0.9MB #   0.9MB #   4.1MB
BASE MAP
(No Arrows)
              2.3MB *
  Greyscale Greyscale     Greyscale
  3G 2G     G
  VIEW PRINT VIEW PRINT     VIEW PRINT
JPG 0.1MB 0.5MB 0.5MB       1.4MB 1.4MB *
PDF       0.4MB   0.4MB #   4.7MB
* Not recommended to direct print these files.  Save and then open in a graphics program.
# Use only if necessary (dial up connection).  Better quality from larger PDF file at far right column.

SO, YOU'RE COMPUTER PHOBIC AND THINK THIS IS ALL TOO MUCH TROUBLE TO MESS WITH?  Don't lose use of your land by letting the greens strip away your assets!!  Ask your grandkids for computer help to view and print the map!

This map is available for VIEWING ON THE WEB and PRINTING in these formats.  Don't just try to print the map you are viewing on the screen.  Be aware that images prepared for web viewing are not the best for printing which has different requirements.  Also, it's best to not try to print in black and white from a color image.  You will get better quality by using the image specially prepared for the printing method you use.  Also, if you try to print oversized images only intended for web viewing you probably won't get anything usable.  Only a small part will print.

JPG files are smaller and better for viewing and navigating around with your web browser.  They can also be saved to your hard drive and opened in your graphics program for printing (see more below).  If you don't have or want to deal with a graphics program then use the PDF files.  You will need to have the free Acrobat reader loaded (see Printing Tips for more info).  The main advantage of PDF files is that they allow printing of a small area on a very large image and are usually easier to print.

Internet Explorer 6 and perhaps other web browsers will allow you to magnify JPG's and navigate around one that is larger then the screen.  After the JPG is completely loaded you should see an icon in the lower right and if you put your cursor over it, it will say "expand to regular size".  Press and it will do so.  But you may not be able to print such an expanded image.  See Printing tips for more information.

IF YOU ARE ON A DIAL UP CONNECTION 

You will get the best quality for printing if you download the biggest size PDF files you have patience for even though 56k is slow.  Here are typical download time estimates:

FILE LOADING SPEEDS

56k Dialup

SIZE (MB) SPEED (MINUTES)
0.1 0.3
0.2 0.7
0.5 1.7
1.0 3.3
2.5 8.3
5.0 16.7

COMMERCIAL REPRODUCTION SERVICES

Find a store in your local Yellow Pages under the "Copying & Duplicating Service" category.  Ask if they can print you a large format color poster from a digital file on the internetFedExKinkos can do this.  Their prices may be higher then others so it may pay to check around.    

TYPICAL LARGE FORMAT COLOR PLOTTING COSTS
      KINKOS WEB COMPETITIVE*
SIZE (in)       $$$ ea   $$$ ea
8.5 by 11   Letter Size       0.15
11 by 17   Tabloid Size       0.30
             
SIZE (in) SIZE (ft) AREA (sf) $/sf $$$ ea $/sf $$$ ea
24 by 36 2 by 3 6  $10.00  $60.00  $3.00  $18.00
36 by 54 3 by 4 12  $10.00  $120.00  $3.00  $36.00

* MAIL ORDER PLOTTING    Postersigns.com  Port Washington NY   Looks like their cost is only $3/sf  Much more reasonable!!    Nationalcolorcopy.com   15 color copies 30 for 11x17!!  But $8/sf for plotting.  colorcopysite.com    uprinting.com  Looks like $5/sf   losangelesprintingservice.com  Looks like $5/sf 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  American Land Rights does not endorse any firm mentioned above.  You must do your own assessment of these companies.  They are mentioned here only to assist you in locating a printer.   

For More Information Contact:
American Land Rights Association
Tel: 360-687-3087
FAX: 360-687-2973

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