In this article, you'll discover how to print a Memories From Ireland map to the same standard that we do.
We use fine art printing to ensure that each of our maps achieves a high-quality finish that ensures beautiful details and gorgeous, deep colours.
It sounds fancy, and it is, but it's widely available in many towns and cities across the world.
Below, you'll find everything you need to know to get your map printed with ease
Step 1: Ordering your map
After you've picked one of our digital maps, go through the customisation process (here's how it works).
Don't worry about getting this right - we'll work with you until your happy (see our numerous 5 star reviews if you're in doubt!).
Step 2: Downloading your files
After you've confirmed you're happy with your final design, we'll get to preparing your files.
When ready (usually in under 12 hours) we'll send you two files:
- A TIFF file
- A JPEG file
Why two files? Printers usually ask for a JPEG, but some will ask for a TIFF. We'll give you both so you have them on hand.
Each file is 30X40 CM (a very common size that makes it easy to find a frame for) and 300 PPI/300 pixels per inch.
In other words, it's really high resolution, which ensures the design will be crystal clear when printed using the method below.
Step 3: Finding a printer near you
To find a printer that'll print your map to the standard we recommend, search the name of your town and 'Fine Art Printing' on Google.
Alternatively, you can search the name of your town and 'Giclee Printing'.
For paper, ensure that the printer is using a high quality type. We use Hahnemühle Photo Rag®.
A high quality paper like Hahnemühle Photo Rag® ensures that your print will result in beautiful, fully archival prints with incredibly fine detail.
Step 4: Sending them the files
Some printers will allow you to upload the files to their website while others will ask you to email them.
The easiest way to do this, in our opinion, is to upload them to Google Drive and share the link with them.
Alternatively, you can use a free service like WeTransfer.
Step 5: Getting a frame
When you have your print, it's time to pop it in a frame.
Personally, I think it looks best in a thin white frame, but a thin black frame looks great, too.
Make sure to buy a frame without mount!