Frequently Asked Questions

Who designs the charts?

See the About page.

Are PDF versions available?

No. And there are no exceptions.

    What are your shipping rates and times?

    Prices are per shipment and are the same regardless of how many items are shipped.

    USA - Media Mail
     FREE
    (2-3 weeks)
    USA - Priority Mail
    $15
    (3-4 business days)
    Canada - Expedited
    FREE
    (1-2 weeks)
    Canada - Xpresspost $15 (2-3 business days)
    International - Surface
    $19
    (6-8 weeks)
    International - Air
    $49
    (1-2 weeks)

    What is your refund policy?

    I do not offer refunds. However, if you receive a wrong or damaged item or tracking indicates that your package was lost in the mail, I will ship you a replacement free of charge. Please send a request to matt@usefulcharts.com along with photos of the damage (if applicable). 

    Can I buy your wallcharts on Amazon?

    Yes. And they qualify for Prime! You can find them here (US site). They are also on the Canada and UK sites.

    Where can I buy your wallcharts in person?

    Calgary: Maptown - 400 5th Ave SW
    Seattle: Metsker Maps - 1511 First Ave or Alderwood Mall
    Toronto: Sports Poster Warehouse - 55 Queens Plate Drive
    Vancouver: Book Warehouse - 632 W. Broadway

    Do you offer discounts?

    Yes. If you buy 4 or more charts, you automatically get 40% off (applied at checkout).

    Higher discounts are available for schools or homeschool groups that want to order 12 or more charts. Email me directly at matt@usefulcharts.com for details.

    What about wholesale?

    If you own a store (physical or online) and would like to become a reseller, I'd love to hear from you. Write me at matt@usefulcharts.com for details. Wholesale price is $10 + free shipping with a minumum order of 12 charts.

      What new charts might we see soon?

      I'm currently working on: Roman Emperors Family Tree, Timeline of Asian History, and Writing Systems of the World

      Can you make a chart about ___?

      I love hearing suggestions. I can't guarantee that I'll make the chart you suggest but feel free to send me your ideas via the contact page.

      Do you do freelance work?

      Yes, but not very often. If you have a serious project that includes a sufficient budget for graphic design, feel free to email me at matt@usefulcharts.com.

      What program do you use to design the charts?

      LibreOffice Draw on Linux.

      Where are the wallcharts printed?

      All of my wallcharts are printed by MET Fine Printers in Vancouver, BC, Canada. MET is a leading eco-friendly printer that operates a carbon-neutral facility and uses only UV inks.

      Any comments about legal stuff?

      Yes. First of all, you should know that each wallchart that is sold on this website is copyrighted by UsefulCharts Publishing and should therefore not be duplicated and/or redistributed via any means, physical or electronic, without direct permission from the owner, Matt Baker.

      Second, when it comes to the individual images used within my wallcharts, I would like to state that I have made every effort to only use images that are either in the public domain or that are available via a Creative Commons license. In the latter case, I provide attributions when required. If I have unknowingly used your image without permission or proper attribution, please let me know asap at matt@usefulcharts.com.

      Third, please note that the charts that I make for the blog section of this website do sometimes contain individual images that are copyrighted by others (e.g. - pictures of actors from TV shows). These individual images are used under the doctrine of the fair use and because of the copyright associated with them, I am unable to sell printed versions of those charts. No exceptions.