That's just the custom maps. Not a surprise they use that sort of print technology for one-offs. The cost is much lower.
I guess they are still using conventional press methods for long runs of regular edition maps. Cheaper for big runs.
It may well be for all printed maps; the cost of high quality laser printing has come down sufficiently that is is now competitive against offset litho for fairly high volume runs.
It also eases printer setup, since there's no plates to muck about with, or get registered, etc. you just change the data file that's being printed.
The OS advice page certainly refers to custom made maps.
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