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I've done it many times. Downloaded charts from NOAA in .bsb format to have them read by the old Chart Navigator software. This software has the the ability to print at full scale. I would print them to a .pdf using Adobe Acrobat. From there I could change the boarder size or tweak them if needed.
I had access to a HP 42" roll fed printer at my work (although a 36" printer was all that was needed). This printer would print out full scale charts, but only on plain paper. If I used the whole roll of paper and all the ink I bought, the cost per chart was about $2.50, plus my time of course.
I'm an engineer by trade so access to these large scale printers (they aren't really plotters anymore) is quite common for me. Others industries that would use them would be architecture and graphic design.
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Last edited by Argyle38; 06-18-2012 at 09:43 AM.