Map Finishing Options
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 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 December). Due 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.
Martin Mounts This was named after Randy Martin, a long time member of the Map Shop Family.  Check out our page on Martin Mounts.

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 our more popular framed maps
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.

map mounting rails

See some National Geographic World Maps
See some National Geographic Continental Maps

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