Our well-loved British Isles map is a striking piece of wall art and useful reference point for the home or office.
This map is a rarity as it shows the islands in their correct relationships to the mainland- yes, the Channel Islands are down there (practically in France) and Shetland really is half way to Norway.
Wherever we live in Britain we are a nation of map lovers. If no longer because we are all off sailing the seven seas, then because we have the world's most wonderfully ridiculous place names Unthank and Upsettlington being a couple of our favourites. Or perhaps it's because we're fiercely regional, proud of our accents and local delicacies, even if they're whelks or pork scratchings.
Whatever your attitude to the North-South divide, Scottish independence or the controversial boundaries of the Black Country, you will never have seen the Emerald Isles looking so beautiful.
We print our maps on to the highest quality FSC approved silk-coated paper using a lithographic printing process. This works like a mechanised version of traditional screen-printing. A plate is made for each colour and then laid down individually, offering a stunning-quality print, with great definition and colour impact. A sealer is applied to protect the inks and gloss UV varnish used to add contrast and highlight boundaries.
Plastic Coated:We encapsulate the map in plastic to create a durable write-on/ wipe-off finish. Perfect for children or anyone with sticky fingers.
Magnetic:We mount our plastic coated map on to flexible sheet metal to create a durable, wipeable, magnetic surface. The map features magnetic strips on the back to enable you to fix it to the wall with ease. We supply stainless steel magnetic balls to mark points of interest and strong steel cylinders to convert the map in to a notice board.
Framed:We frame our maps without glass to display the print quality in all its glory.
The gloss finish allows your map to be cleaned gently with a damp cloth.
Framed Magnetic:This option combines the interactive nature of the magnetic map with the sharp presentation of our professional framing service.
Hanging Rails: The rails come in two parts and work through the power of magnetism. The first piece is attached to your wall with rawl plus and screws (supplied). Your map is then sandwiched between this and the top rail by magnets in the rails. Sold in pairs so that you have a second rail to weigh the bottom of the map down.
Warning: Our maps are approximately a million times more beautiful in real life than on your computer screen. The luminous colour and glossy metallics have been known to cause palpitations, so have a chair handy when it arrives.
Details: Shaded relief layer, international/national and administrative borderlines. Cities, major towns, highest peaks, major rivers/lakes, motorways, major roads and principal airports.
1000 x 700mm
Scale: 1:1,150, 000 (approximately)