For the updated map (2023) I was able to obtain better data to produce a higher resolution map. As such, printing at poster size is now an option.
I’m still working out all of the details of e-commerce, but in the meantime, if you’d like to purchase a copy of my map you are welcome to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I can send you a copy of the 11×17 map, or a link for purchasing a larger poster (via online print-on-demand).
- 11×17″ $15.00 (shipping included)
- 2-Sided (w/details on the back)
- 100# paper
- Laser printing (colors won’t fade)
- ‘Full bleed’ (no white border)
- Suitable for framing or laminating
- Local printing and shipping
- Singled sided (w/separate map details page)
- Museum-grade archival paper
- Pigmented archival inks (colors won’t fade)
- Available as ‘full bleed’ (no white border) or with a white border
- (Full bleed is more expensive, so if you want to save money you can trim it yourself)
- The white border can be good for framing if you want to use a mat
- Sizes and prices (shipping included)
- 22×34″ ‘full bleed’ (no white border) $35.00
- 24×36″ (22×34″ map w/1″ white border) $30.00
- 36×54″ (33×51″ map w/1.5″ white border) $65.00
- Online ordering, payment, printing and shipping
- 6×6″ Magnet $8.00 (shipping included)
- Map is ~3.5×5.5″
- Printed on a white background (that can be trimmed by hand)
- Indoor use
- Digital Files $10.00 (can be used for custom printing)
- 300 DPI
- .pdf or .jpg file format (.pdf recommended)
- 11×17 (suitable for prints from 8.5×14″ to 17×26.5″)
- 22×34 (suitable for prints from 17×26.5″ to 44×68″)
- Can be printed at local print shops, etc.
- Recommended: Use archival inks (not all print shops have this)
Over the years, I have given a few museums and aquariums permission to print and sell the map (11×17), but I don’t keep track of who still have it. Side note: If you are involved with a non-profit that would like to print and sell the maps in your gift shop please feel free to contact me and it would probably be fine.
For the general public, you can also download the map and print it yourself (note that this is a slightly lower resolution version of the map, but it looks fine). Selling of the map prohibited without permission.
For PRINTING: Individuals are welcome to download the .pdf file (Freelan_Salish_Sea_2023 2-sided) and take it (or the URL link) to a print shop. What you are looking for is someone that has a high-quality, color, laser printer that prints 11×17 and high-quality paper. It doesn’t have to be photo-quality (printing or paper) but it can be (that is sometimes easier to find). I prefer a semi-gloss, but both matte and glossy paper will work. Lately I’ve been printing maps on what they call matte but seems to me to be slightly glossy (i.e., semi-gloss) 100# paper. Ink-jet printers typically don’t use ‘archival’ inks so will fade over time. I do request that (if possible) you print the map as a two-sided document, as the front and the back were designed as a single piece of art. Ideally, you would find a place that does ‘full bleed’ printing (i.e., prints the map with the color going all the way to the edge of the paper and no white border). If you can’t find a place that does full bleed be sure to specify ‘Fit to Page’ so that the full map is printed (slightly reduced in size to fit the printable area of the paper, given the printer they are using).
Most print shop can just download and print the file for you, or you can email it to them, or you can download it and take it in on a thumb-drive. Note that different printers will produce colors that vary quite a bit… So you may need to try a few different printers (and/or print shops) to find one that ‘works’…
For printing sizes larger than 11×17″ I recommend purchasing the high resolution digital file for the best results.