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Jason Ober
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Hi all,

This is probably a pretty damn rudimentary question, but I'm eager to get the Age of Steam Expansion #1 maps printed, and I've never dealt with a large printing (17x22) before, so I was hoping to get some clarification before I drop 50 bucks and have a dysfunctional map.

The file alludes to being for 17x22 printing. When I go to Staples online, the smallest fittable page is white photo paper, 18x24 (my other options are either much larger, or smaller than 17x22, but there is an 18x24 "wht std hwt" - would that be better than photo paper?). I assume that's the right size to choose, without the "scale files to fit paper" option selected?

I just really don't want to drop $50 on printing a map that then doesn't fit the AoS tiles or something stupid like that.

Any feedback would be appreciated!

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My reality is different from yours, but Staples is ridiculously expensive around here.

I went looking for a small print shop for students since they typically offer cheaper fees. Explore a bit.
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Having not printed maps in this fashion for this purpose, I don't know if this applies, but what about a photo printer? No, not an Epson... something like http://Mpix.com where a 20x24 print is just $20? It's like an actual photo, so I don't know if the surface works for you, but they're fast and I love their large scale photo printing.
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Have you tried Office Depot? I have had good experiences getting things printed there.

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Large maps are expensive to print. I have been using Posterazor to break the maps down into smaller sheets (usually 11" x 17"), and then have them printed at the local print shop for about $1.25 per 11" x 17" sheet.

Here is the link, might be an option for you.

http://posterazor.sourceforge.net/
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kwsrv wrote:
Large maps are expensive to print. I have been using Posterazor to break the maps down into smaller sheets (usually 11" x 17"), and then have them printed at the local print shop for about $1.25 per 11" x 17" sheet.

Here is the link, might be an option for you.

http://posterazor.sourceforge.net/


This program is exactly what I need; I'm doing Divine Right and the map is pretty big and with this I can print to 11x17 paper at work.
 
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Glad it will help you, and thanks for the GG.

I love Posterazor!!!
 
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Don't pay the extra expense for photo prints. You should be looking for dollars per square foot not $50 a page.

Matte paper, 5+ color plotter print priced by the square foot is your target. Then spray to finish and mount on boards for solidity.
 
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I haven't used this place yet, but http://www.gmsarligames.com/product_info.php?cPath=47&produc... will print 24x36 for only $7. Most likely they could print something smaller if you wanted as well.
 
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