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Stalkey and Co30 Mar 2020 11:00 a.m. PST

Greetings, hope this is the right forum, hard to tell.

I have some map boards I'd like to print out, but they are over size for my printer. Also, would like to print out on heavier stock.

I'm in the USA.

Are there any places that can print files a bit larger and won't be a total rip-off? In other words, I don't expect to pay 50cents to print out a color map that is 12" x 14" but I'm unwilling to pay $50 USD either!

Also, have some board games I'd like to print out.

Any recommendations on getting the counters printed and or the hex maps? How about blowing them up so that they are easier to see in my advanced years?

Thanks a bunch, guys!

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2020 11:02 a.m. PST

You can try Staples Staples.com

Thresher0130 Mar 2020 11:16 a.m. PST

I've used Staples in the past.

Try to print them when they're having a sale on color printing.

A sign shop might also be worth considering too.

Getting the prints laminated, or printed out on material other than paper or poster board might be worth considering as well, for durability.

I've got some I need to get done as well, once the quarantine is lifted.

Wackmole930 Mar 2020 11:25 a.m. PST

Fedex Kinkos also does large enlarge format printing

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2020 11:28 a.m. PST

Costco does 20"x30" for $9.99 USD. Great for maps.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2020 11:41 a.m. PST

Second the recommendation for Fedex Kinkos, but be advised that they're very careful about copyright. If you generated it yourself, you should be fine, but there might be some back and forth to establish that something is in the public domain. Also they're not taking anything in person. I had to take my thumb drive home and sent them an e-mail with attachment instead.

Stalkey and Co30 Mar 2020 12:22 p.m. PST

Golly, we're CostCo members – never would have thought of them.

Todd63630 Mar 2020 12:29 p.m. PST

The Costco in our area has suspended the print lab service until the Covid is in check, but $10 USD for a 20" x 30" is a great deal. And no shipping charges.

Wolfhag Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2020 8:06 p.m. PST

This is what I've used:
posterazor.sourceforge.io

Wolfhag

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