Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Can anyone print poster sized maps?

  1. #1
      DM Nik is offline
    Guild Applicant
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3

    Question Can anyone print poster sized maps?

    I've been working on a contour map that is not nearly finished. This is just a small fraction of the full map. When I get done, I'd like to print it out. How would I got about doing this? Does anyone offer this service that has CC3? I wouldn't mind paying someone from the forums if anyone is interested.


    Can anyone print poster sized maps?-world-contour.bmp

    The map didn't seem to load correctly, but you get the idea of the type of map. Can't really zoom in for some reason, it gets blurry.

  2. #2
      Hai-Etlik is offline
    Guild Expert Gracious Donor Hai-Etlik's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    48° 28′ N 123° 8′ W
    Posts
    1,109
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Just find a local print shop. They are often associated with office supply stores or couriers. Anything larger than Ledger or A3 tends to be quite a bit more expensive though.

  3. #3
      Coyotemax is offline
    Professional Artist Facebook Connected Coyotemax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    1,972

    Default

    Gamerprinter has a print shop, he'd be my first suggestion If you send him a PM I'm sure he could supply a quote.

    My finished maps
    "...sometimes the most efficient way to make something look drawn by hand is to simply draw it by hand..."

  4. #4
    Publisher Gamerprinter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Ottawa, IL, USA
    Posts
    3,782

    Default

    $2.99 per square foot for full color printing up to 35" x 48"+, shipped worldwide. Just send me a PM or an email at freerpgmaps (at) gmail (dot) com - tell me your intended print size, number of prints, any lamination needs as well, and file type. While I can work with CC3 native format, I don't prefer it - would rather see a PNG, BMP, JPG or something else at least 200 ppi.

    Michael "GP" Tumey
    Gamer Printshop - We print RPG Maps for Game Masters!
    http://www.gamer-printshop.com

    Kaidan setting of Japanese Horror (PFRPG) Google+ community

  5. #5
    Guild Applicant
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    1

    Default 3D printing

    has anyone ever printed a contour map with a 3D printer? I'm in the business and would like to work with someone on a project like this. http://www.metrorp.com
    Last edited by johngaltrules; 08-24-2011 at 05:42 PM.

  6. #6
      waldronate is online now
    Software Dev/Rep Gracious Donor waldronate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    The High Desert
    Posts
    1,501

    Default

    We once did a few tiles of a USGS DEM using one of the Z Corp printers ( http://www.zcorp.com/ ) for work. It was a nice result, but the cost was a bit out there. I recall having to write a DEM to STL converter. It was a long time ago, though.

  7. #7
      DM Nik is offline
    Guild Applicant
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gamerprinter View Post
    $2.99 per square foot for full color printing up to 35" x 48"+, shipped worldwide. Just send me a PM or an email at freerpgmaps (at) gmail (dot) com - tell me your intended print size, number of prints, any lamination needs as well, and file type. While I can work with CC3 native format, I don't prefer it - would rather see a PNG, BMP, JPG or something else at least 200 ppi.

    Michael "GP" Tumey
    Thanks for the info. When I am done with the drawing, I'll definitely be in touch. My problem right now is everytime I save it as another file type, I seem to loose a lot of the clarity of it.

  8. #8
    Publisher Gamerprinter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Ottawa, IL, USA
    Posts
    3,782

    Default

    Well, I will accept CC3 native format - though I only have the base version of CC3 and the current City Designer, I don't have any of the Annuals. I don't use CC3 much beyond printing other peoples maps, but if you're having clarity issues in other formats, send me your CC3 file (I forget the file extention name at the moment). I can work with it, though sometimes it can be problematic for printing. Just send it, I'll see what I can do.

    GP
    Gamer Printshop - We print RPG Maps for Game Masters!
    http://www.gamer-printshop.com

    Kaidan setting of Japanese Horror (PFRPG) Google+ community

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •