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Eric T
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I read on a forum somewhere about this site. I did some research and sent an image in as a birthday present to myself. I was a little torn...get a banner or get two ships from my FLGS? I was not disappointed with my decision.

I was expecting an average quality picture with some pixelation but was very surprised. Obviously the quality of the picture I used played a factor but I was amazed at how cool it looked!

I sent the picture in and it arrived in three days from Austin Texas to Denver Colorado for $23.15. The only problem I had was I called the morning after my order to see if I could add a picture to the back and was told the project had been completed and it was already being shipped!

Needless to say after the quality of this one I will be ordering another one when payday rolls around.

The pictures I took do zero justice to how happy I am with the project.

http://www.bannersonthecheap.com/personalized-banners

Then choose the option that lets you select a design. I chose a 3'x3'

Happy gaming.







This is the death star image I will be getting on the back. It is sitting on a regular 8x11 piece of paper with the print on it. I had already taken the posts of the ships so I just placed them without the bases.


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I have been contimplating doing this. But after your experience, i will now be ordering soon. If you don't mind, I would love to get the jpeg from you for Death Star. Would that be okay with you??

Either way, Thank you for making up my mind.


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Sure..I will geek mail it to you.
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LordHellfury wrote:
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If you don't mind, I would love to get the jpeg from you for Death Star.


http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/81687/death-star-surface-p...


Thanks!! I couldn't remember where I found it and I couldn't find the pic on my pc....duh

 
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This is made on vinyl right? Thanks for the great pics for comparison purposes.
 
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I just got my 3x3 in today. I'm also very impressed and happy.
 
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I got one too. It is a little bit slick but I like it.
 
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It seems they only ship to North America so maybe I'll pick a couple up when I return to The Great White North. In the meantime I guess I'll use my Holtz Star Fleet Battles map... it's hexed but not too much 'in your face'

When I do get a custom map made I thought this might be something a little different

http://topwalls.net/satellites-in-orbit/
 
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I just ordered two 4x4 mats myself. For the price, you can't beat it. I think they did an awesome job. It was something like $22 + $6 shipping for each. I got them pretty quick too. Good experience here.
 
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foulksy wrote:

It seems they only ship to North America so maybe I'll pick a couple up when I return to The Great White North. In the meantime I guess I'll use my Holtz Star Fleet Battles map... it's hexed but not too much 'in your face'

When I do get a custom map made I thought this might be something a little different

http://topwalls.net/satellites-in-orbit/


That is a great pic.
 
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We definitely need a UK alternative...
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OP I notice the creasing, is that from how they package it? Think they can be ironed out somehow?
 
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I believe that a bit of work with a hair drier would ease out the creases (at least it worked for a vinyl seascape I had a while back)
 
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Cool - also, where/how did you find a suitable sized/resolution image to use?
 
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That looks great, and I'll be making an order soon myself. As for the Death Star image...I wonder how it'll look blown up to 3x3. Does anyone have another high-resolution image of the Death Star's surface?
 
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Mine came rolled, not folded
 
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I bought two more 4x4 mats to donate to my local store. Here are the hubble pics I had made:



... and here is a shot of the order screen:


Edit: The images I uploaded for a 4x4 mat were around 2000px x 2000px and 4000px 4000px. I wouldn't bother trying anything less than 2000px square for a banner this size.
 
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RobertDD wrote:
Mine came rolled, not folded


Mine came rolled as well. For storage I roll them on an empty paper tube from work.
 
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Does this shop ships outside of USA? If not, does anybody know an European shop that could do the same service?
 
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Hristo Filipov wrote:
Does this shop ships outside of USA? If not, does anybody know an European shop that could do the same service?


http://www.zip-posters.co.uk

I used them for my custom Civilization map - designed by
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McGran wrote:
Hristo Filipov wrote:
Does this shop ships outside of USA? If not, does anybody know an European shop that could do the same service?


http://www.zip-posters.co.uk

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Wow! That's very nice.
 
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Did your map come with a white border? If so, how did you cut it so neatly to size?
 
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This is a nice pic....they have a 4000x4000 size that comes in at around 9 mb.

http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0926a/
 
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I created some mats specifically to be printed with BannersOnTheCheap. These are designed to be printed at 4x4 (for use in large scale battles) with an inner 3x3 square outline in the middle for use in tournament play.

Dark border: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/10134647#10134647
Light border: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/10134651#10134651
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FYI, Bannersonthecheap is having a sale at the moment... I ordered a 3'x3' banner earlier for the low, low price of $15.15 (along with a playmat for Android: Netrunner, total with shipping $31.06).

In case you were thinking about it....
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