Of course, I love my maps, just as any good gamer does. I've sketched, traced, painted, and designed map after map for RPG campaigns of all types. So when I was approached by the folks at Banners on the Cheap, who felt their service could be used for gamers looking to have their map and prop designs printed, I decided to give it a shot.
Basically, the Banners folks allowed me to upload an image via their site, and have it printed out on a vinyl sheet of my choice of size. I had a few sketches of campaign worlds I was working on, but ultimately I wanted to go with something full-color, that would prove a challenge for their services.
Since I was looking at running an alternate history game set in the years right after the American Civil War, so I went with the 1867 Mitchell map of the United States. It's full color, with plenty of small detail areas. In addition, it's in the public domain, so there were no copyright issues to worry me.
The cost at checkout for a 3' by 5' vinyl printing with grommets (for wall hanging) ended up at $27.88, which was pretty good compared to local print places I checked (our local ship here would have been at least $40 for something comparable.
The quality was high, and I have to say whatever machine they're using for their printing really does a nice job. I was very pleased with my experience, and if there's a Game Master or gamer out there looking for high-quality printing for their cartographic creations, I would spare no time in recommending Banners On The Cheap.