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Joe Fatula
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Anyone have any experience getting poster-size prints made? I'd like to put out a large map for one of my games, but I'm not sure who to go to.
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I printed a single size poster print from here http://www.shortrunposters.com/ and it was very reasonable for price and shipping. No complaints at all.
 
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I haven't done anything poster sized yet (and by poster, I'm thinking at least 3 ft x 3 ft)

But whenever I think about it, I consider how much it would be handled, and how it would be stored. Game boards that approach that size are usually quad fold on chipboard. And then there are wargame maps that are typically on paper but kept flat by being under glass or a sheet of transparent plastic.

And then there's the option of printing onto fabric. And I sometimes consider using Artscow to get myself a personal prototype
 
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J C Lawrence
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Most office supply stores (eg Office Max) will do large format prints for a modest price. For instance printing an 18xx map generally runs around $20.
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buffalohat wrote:
Anyone have any experience getting poster-size prints made? I'd like to put out a large map for one of my games, but I'm not sure who to go to.


Use Tyvec paper, if you can find a printer who has it. Spray the finished print to preserve the ink from abrasion.
 
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