View Full Version : Printing large Maps

02-01-2011, 09:29 PM
I've seen some photos of large printed maps on this site and was wondering what people are doing to print their large maps? I'm wanting to do a map of my fantasy world at about 48" x 36"

I've looked at Kinkos and I'm not sure I want to pay around $100 (not completely out of the question, just not preferred.)

If someone has a tutorial that would be great, thanks for your help.


02-01-2011, 10:39 PM
Check out http://www.gamer-printshop.com Gamerprinter is a poster here, and he offers pretty good deals, including lamination.

02-01-2011, 11:34 PM
I've a friend who created this: http://www.blythecreative.com/portfolio1/illustrations/

Ideally she'd print it at 100" x 60" or larger (not including a border) to get all the detail out of it. What sort of options does she have for that large size? What type of cost might she expect?

I'll pass on gamer-printshop's link as well.

edit: I think it actually belongs as high-quality wallpaper at 2x that size to not need a magnifying glass to fully appreciate. And it is vector, so quality should scale....

02-01-2011, 11:36 PM
That is really, really cool!

02-02-2011, 12:09 AM
Thanks Midgardsormr! Looks like just what I need!

02-12-2011, 09:01 PM
if you own a printer, glue and patience, you may give Posteriza (http://www.posteriza.com/es/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=5&lang=en_US)a try. if you dislike this software, there are many other on the internet doing similar job. oh... did I mention glue ? and patience ? ;)

02-13-2011, 12:17 AM
Along with the glue and patience, I've always found that simple posterboard makes it alot easier to assemble the maps after they're printed and cut.