Map Finishing Options
One of the things that makes
The Map Shop a little
different is that we are a one-stop-shop for maps with rails, foam-core mounts,
our special combination of rails and foam-core that we call the Martin Mount. And
of course, the traditional framed map.
We have the manpower to make up your special order, put it in one of our
special wooden UPS-proof crates and get it out to you in a few days (except
to the large variety of map sizes and mounting options we can not give you an
exact price here on our site. The best we can do is give you some estimates for
each type. Just call us at 800-532-6675 for a firm quote. Our return policy is a
bit different for these maps. The same 20% restocking charge applies and they
MUST be returned in the original crate. We reserve the right to specify some
very special map projects as "un-returnable"..
Rails... We have a whole page dedicated to our
system of rails for map mounting. Click here to read it.
Basically these are wood-grained strips attached to the top and bottom of the
map that let it hang like a tapestry.
Spring Rollers... Most of the wall maps you see can be
mounted on spring rollers. Unless it is a classroom map, it is a $120 option of
maps less than 60 inches wide. Or.. We can put virtually any
paper map on a spring by the
Easy Roller map wall map display and mounting system.
Foam-Core Mount... We hot-mount and laminate maps
in size up to 40 by 60 on 1/4 inch foam core. This is stryrofoam sandwiched
between 2 cardboard sheets. It allows you to prop the map up on a tripod, or
frame it, and/or stick pins in the map. Customers often ask, "Can I still stick
map pins through the laminated coating over the foam core mount?"
The answer is an emphatic YES! Naturally, the same is true for the Martin Mount
option below. This basic foam core mounting usually adds anywhere from $60
to $90 to the price of the map itself. We also build a
sturdy crate for your finished map. This is a special order so please call us
at 800-532-6675 between 8:30a ~ 4:30p Eastern to order. "Martin Mounts"
are a specific type of foam-core mounting we do. We have a special service
to ship these internationally.
This was named after Randy Martin, a long time member of the Map
Shop Family. Check out our page on Martin
We can mount and / or frame almost any map this way but
configuring our web site to allow on-line order entry for this option with the
thousands of different map sizes is just not possible. Don't let that stop you.
Call us at 800-532-6675 between 8:30a ~ 6p Eastern US time. We will be glad to
give you a quote over the phone. Or contact us using the email address at the
bottom of your screen.
Shipping a mounted or framed map to you works best when the largest
dimension on the map is 52 inches or less. Sizes above that require truck
shipment. These can run into hundreds of dollars.
>Traditional Framing. We are a fully functional frame shop
for sturdy and durable metal frames. Here is a picture of National Geographic's
World map with one of our walnut frames on it.
This usually adds $100 to $250 to the
price of the map, but this series we build in volume so they are all at a
reduced price. You can see all of them on our
Framed World Maps page.
some National Geographic World Maps
National Geographic Continental Maps
Send mail to
mapguy at mapshop.com (please replace the "at" and spaces with the @ symbol)
with questions or comments about this web site.