Are the relief maps 3D printed?
All of our maps are printed on high quality 2D media (e.g. photo paper, canvas) and thus are flat to the touch. The incredibly realistic shading creates the illusion of 3D art, even at close range. Read more about our relief maps here.
What is the difference between the print materials?
The Premium Photo Paper option is a high quality semi-gloss print that ships rolled in a poster tube. The Stretched Canvas option is a classic canvas print stretched over a concealed wood frame, ready to hang out of the box. No external frames are included for either option. For more detail and photographic examples, check out this page.
How long until I receive my order?
Each product is printed on demand so that you receive a brand new print instead of one that has been sitting on a shelf. Production times will vary, but orders will typically arrive within 5-7 days with longer wait times occurring during the holiday season (November and December). During the holidays, there will be clearly advertised deadlines to ensure your product arrives on time. Please read our update about the effect of COVID-19 on production and shipping timetables.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes! We currently offer free shipping worldwide!
Where are the prints produced?
All domestic orders are printed in the USA. We also partner with printing agencies in the EU and Australia to facilitate quicker shipping times for international orders.
What shipping service do you use?
We primarily use USPS for shipment of domestic orders. If you live in an area not served by USPS, you can reach out via our Contact Page for a shipping quote using a different service. International orders are shipped using various services depending on the destination country.
Can I order a custom map?
Creating custom maps is how we got started and is still one of our favorite activities. As our business has grown, the volume of custom map requests has also grown significantly. Although we cannot accommodate all requests, we love to hear new ideas for maps. Check back soon for a new Custom Map Request page that will be in our main menu.
What is your return policy?
We offer 30-day, no-hassle returns on all photo paper products. No questions asked, if you don't like it just send it back to us. Unfortunately, we cannot take returns on any stretched canvas orders. Read more about our return policy here.
Do you offer a warranty for products misprinted or damaged in transit?
In the rare case your product was misprinted or damaged during shipping, reach out to us via our contact page and we will get a new print out as soon as possible. Be sure to send photographs of the full print, the damage, and the packing slip.
Do you work with wholesale partners?
We are happy to offer wholesale rates for retail partners. Reach out to us via our contact page for more information.
Why is there an anachronism on my vintage map?
The date printed on the Vintage Topographic maps is an approximate date that reflects the original publication. Sometimes, old maps are reprinted and small changes are made (e.g. addition of an airport) that don't fit the time period of the original publication. Additionally, in the mosaic process, multiple maps are brought together that may have been published at slightly different times. If you are interested in more technical information about the historic topo maps, reach out by email and I will answer any questions.