I am not familiar with this company but the following press release looks interesting:
Winfield, IL - October 13, 2004 -- Many genealogy buffs will once again be sharing new finds in their family trees with family and relatives this holiday season. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas are the traditional times of family get-togethers when many people will be showing off their family trees in printed form. In many families, a printed genealogy chart will also be a popular gift to parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
The problem many genealogists will face again this year will be getting their family tree data out of their software and onto a large family tree chart. Ancestry Graphics & Printing says their service will bring cheer to genealogy buffs in search of a solution to this growing problem.
“Genealogy software such as Family Tree Maker, and online ancestry databases have empowered genealogy buffs to build larger family trees than ever before,” said Larry Spiegel, the company’s founder. In most instances, these large family trees are well past the point of printing on standard letter-size paper and taping together. To solve this problem, many people will try and enlist the help of a commercial printer who is capable of doing large format printing.
If you’re wondering just how big some of these printed charts can be, Spiegel said that their largest print job to date was for a family tree that measured 3 & ½ feet tall by 66 feet wide. Generally speaking, Spiegel said that if your family tree chart measures over about 8 feet wide, you probably won’t be able to get it printed at your local printer or self-serve print shop. And, with some applications, the limit may be as small as 4 feet. Printing a wide chart correctly requires that the genealogy software program be installed on the printer’s PC. Because of growing concerns over third-party software and viruses, it is extremely rare that a commercial printer will run the risk of installing someone else’s software on their system.
Ancestry Graphics & Printing specializes in printing virtually any size family tree directly from all of the most popular genealogy software programs. Using their printing service, Spiegel said, “individuals are assured that their family tree chart will be printed exactly as they were designed.” By printing directly from the genealogy data within the software program, individuals eliminate the technical problems and limitations associated with outputting their family tree data to a postscript or PDF file prior to printing.
Because genealogy is the second most popular hobby in this country today, many people are expected to be printing their family tree charts again this year. To alleviate the rush that will occur between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Ancestry Graphics & Printing will be extending a 20% discount for all family tree chart printing orders placed during their pre-holiday sale period which will run from October 20th to November 20th. In lieu of trying to find one of their company’s 20% off coupons in your local newspaper or genealogy society newsletter, the company will also honor copies of any news article about their company.
About Ancestry Graphics & Printing
Ancestry Graphics & Printing serves genealogy customers nationwide and can be found at www.ancestryprinting.com. Their web site also features many free downloads of genealogy forms, family tree clip art, and gorgeous screensaver images.