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    Question Printing large Maps

    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.


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    Check out http://www.gamer-printshop.com Gamerprinter is a poster here, and he offers pretty good deals, including lamination.
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    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....
    Last edited by guyanonymous; 02-01-2011 at 11:36 PM.

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    That is really, really cool!

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    Thanks Midgardsormr! Looks like just what I need!

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    if you own a printer, glue and patience, you may give Posteriza a try. if you dislike this software, there are many other on the internet doing similar job. oh... did I mention glue ? and patience ?

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    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.

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