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    Post Design a map for print

    Since I should have the gamer-printshop ecommerce site up this week, I thought that a way to celebrate its reopening, I'd sponsor a prize contest.

    In the past map challenges have been focused on maps for Virtual Tabletop, which is great as more and more users are playing with VT apps. However, my area of expertise is digital printing.

    How about a contest (venue up to CL's or other Challenge Ideas) where the final map is intended for print at 300 dpi at 24" x 36".

    Whoever wins the challenge, I will print and ship at my expense the winning map to the winner. If that means Torq wins, I'll ship his entry at 24 x 36 to South Africa - at my cost.

    Just an idea, thoughts?

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    great idea
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    That's a great idea and very generous of you GP.
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    I would so love to see one of my maps printed in color at this size (I only have a B & W large format printer--HP DesignJet 130). That would be a great contest with a great prize as well. Thank you very much for the offer to do this GP, I'm sure whomever wins will truly appreciate it.
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    I like the idea GP. And thanks for the vote of confidence Very kind of you to offer sponsorship in the form of your time, cost and services.

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    A challenge with a prize... Sounds cool.

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    Great idea, but I have to admit that my laptop with its puny 2Gb of RAM will die if I try to generate a 7200 by 10800 pixel map! Maybe this is just the world's way of telling me to accept the inevitable and get a better computer...
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    Great Idea! And very supportive Game Printer.

    I'm in Guelph Ontario - near Toronto. I'm curious about postage to my place - not like I'm planning to win or anything . More like I'd like to support your business.

    Assuming something comes of this, anything we should do about size for the upload\download of these things? How bout a smaller view and a larger link (perhaps off site)? People could post WIP views but save site space for their final work?


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    Post Shipping to Canada from US is not expensive

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd View Post
    Great Idea! And very supportive Game Printer.

    I'm in Guelph Ontario - near Toronto. I'm curious about postage to my place - not like I'm planning to win or anything . More like I'd like to support your business.

    Assuming something comes of this, anything we should do about size for the upload\download of these things? How bout a smaller view and a larger link (perhaps off site)? People could post WIP views but save site space for their final work?


    Sigurd
    I've shipped maps to Canada via US Mail and UPS, both relatively inexpensive, in the $10 USD range. I ship maps in a mailing tube. I've got regular clients in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnepeg.

    Just so you know, I charge $2.99 per square foot for color printing, thus a 24 x 36 map is priced at $17.94 per map. ($4.50 more for lamination.)

    Regarding uploading files, I can create a temporary FTP directory allowing you to FTP upload, give you a temp password. Or you can find any of several sites dedicated to temporary upload and storage of files for online access. Both ways work fine.

    For the challenge, if there is one using this, I'd say upload a lower res version for posting and voting, or an extremely compact JPG version at 300 dpi. Be sure to have the ability to export at the preferred resolution and dimensions for the map, if you win.

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    Whichever challenge idea gets to be for this month - as in BryGuy's suggested Space Map - is it still possible to create a map for print, as in this suggestion?

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