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02 May 2013

Todd Navigation Introduces "Print-on-Demand" for Admiralty Charts

The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office have enabled their Agents to print Admiralty charts locally and we have introduced this technology to our business.

We can now print most Admiralty standard navigational charts in the range 1 - 4999 in our office*. Whilst we will continue to stock a huge range of BA charts in the world-wide series, Print-on-Demand (POD) technology will enable us to fulfil 100% of order lines when some charts are temporarily out of stock. We will also be better able to manage our stock of litho printed charts.

At time of printing, POD charts are right up to date with the latest Admiralty Notices to Mariners included.

New editions of BA charts supplied to our customers who are enrolled in our "Automatic New Edition Service" will continue to be supplied with litho printed charts.

POD charts will only be printed in response to a firm order from a customer. The UK Hydrographic Office does not permit agents to return unwanted POD charts to stock, so regretfully we are unable to accept returns of POD charts. POD charts will attract a price supplement of 2.95 GBP net.

The UK Hydrographic Office have also introduced new rules for Admiralty Chart Agents regarding returns of BA charts for credit, and therefore we will no longer accept returns of BA charts, printed by litho or POD.

* At time of writing, not all charts in the Admiralty series can be printed through POD, including charts of the Japanese coastline.