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How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: stephen
Date: January 10, 2018 05:22AM
I was about to try stretched Canvas with AdoramaPix, but now I'm wondering if the texture of the canvas would work with the details of this map. Would you consider metal or a photo print? What would you do?

I would love to do something where the wall mounting hardware is already done, since framing can be very expensive in its own right.

I'm considering a size around 29x40. The actual image has more resolution than this, FYI.

(Looks like it might need a little Photoshop love before I print, to get the purple tones out of the background.)

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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: billb
Date: January 10, 2018 05:36AM
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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: January 10, 2018 07:33AM
I think FedEx Kinkos has large format printers, but I don't know about the paper quality...



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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: DP
Date: January 10, 2018 07:59AM
What size is it? PS can do a good job of enlarging, and while I've seen decent enlargements up to about 300%, I wouldn't go more than 200% using the best enlargement algorithm in Image Size (Preserve Details or Bicubic Smoother).





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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: 3d
Date: January 10, 2018 08:22AM
Wall decal could be an option. About $80.
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Or an acrylic sign. About $130
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Many more options available.
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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: stephen
Date: January 10, 2018 08:52AM
The one trade off is that the modern map, while white, has different typography than the NOAA maps from 1974 and 1968 that I've found online.

Nautical Charts online does have the 1974 version. [www.nauticalchartsonline.com] I think the colors aren't quite as pretty on that one.

But that's a real possibility. Thanks.
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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: January 10, 2018 10:04AM
I don't know, but this would be great printed on the new Limex paper invented in Japan.



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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: January 10, 2018 10:54AM
I typically use bigposters.com for projects like this. If you're in a hurry, there's probably a reprographics (blueprinting) company in your town that has a wide-format plotter and is about 30% cheaper than Kinko's.
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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
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Date: January 10, 2018 11:15AM
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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 10, 2018 11:17AM
What kind of budget?

On the cheap would be Costco and a frame from ikea. Largest costco has is 20 x 30 (think it might be glossy) for $10.



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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: Buck
Date: January 10, 2018 11:17AM
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I think FedEx Kinkos has large format printers, but I don't know about the paper quality...

Yes, they do good work, and fast! Used them many times for trade show prints.
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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: Mr Downtown
Date: January 10, 2018 12:52PM
I find quite a few editions of this chart available at
[historicalcharts.noaa.gov]

I'm pretty sure that's where NauticalChartsOnline um, borrows, them from.
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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: Winston
Date: January 10, 2018 01:49PM
Ah Culebra! Great beaches. And isn't that one of the phosphorescent bays at the top right of P.R.?






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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: January 10, 2018 02:04PM
Does Costco use pigment based ink on large format? If you are going to spend over $50 on a print, you don't want it to fade in 5 years.

The resolution you posted would look really pixelated bigger than 11x17. If you have the pixels, print it at the proper scale.



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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: stephen
Date: January 11, 2018 06:29AM
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Ah Culebra! Great beaches. And isn't that one of the phosphorescent bays at the top right of P.R.?



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Re: How would you print this nautical map in large-format?
Posted by: stephen
Date: January 11, 2018 07:28AM
Here's the exact same map I want to print - the 1985 map - thanks for that link.

This is a different copy as the one I located somewhere else, as "LITIGATION COPY" is stamped in a different place.

I don't know where the heck I found the first one, but this one is similar quality, very large.

I won't break your browser by trying to embed this image. It's 18,000 x 13,000 pixels, so it seems like there is plenty of detail.

[historicalcharts.noaa.gov]
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