We’re always happy to help transform your idea into a reality. At Dennis Maps, we print a vast range of items, from large format posters to maps, and plenty in between. Here are some factors to consider, to help you turn your idea into a product you’re proud of.

Will you go big or BIGGER?

Size is a key factor to consider when exploring your idea. How big would you like your finished product to be? Our staff are highly skilled at large format printing, and we have specialist equipment to complete our many large format printing jobs. We can create posters or wall maps up to a maximum size of 1100mm x 1600mm (flat trimmed size). Prints start from 640mm x 1020mm. Want to print a chart or folded map? We have a vast range of sizes to choose from. Find out more.

Folded and flat posters

Thinking of printing a poster? Consider if it would work better flat or folded – we can create either. We can print large format posters and trim them to size, leaving them flat. Considering a folded poster? We’re able to print large format ones and fold them down to a handy size. As an example, an A0 poster (841mm x 1189mm) can be folded down tightly until it’s A4 (297mm x 210mm), making it the ideal size to distribute.

Mapping out your idea

Want to create a map? Firstly, consider if it needs to be folded or flat. If you choose a folded map, we can produce it with an integral cover, separate cover or without a cover. Folded maps with an integral cover are a cost-effective option. The map cover is part of the map sheet, so everything can be created from one large sheet of paper. This allows you to choose from a huge range of sizes for your map too. A folded map with a separate cover is a classic style and used by OS for their paper maps – a definite stamp of approval! A cover gives the map extra protection from general use and changeable weather. Unsure if you need a cover? Then get in touch. We’re always available to advise.

Can’t quite put your finger on it?

Do contact us if you’ve got an idea but can’t decide the best format for your finished product. We always enjoy hearing about exciting new concepts. We don’t offer a design service. However, we can offer advice on the type of product you could turn your idea into.

Pick your paper

What type of paper would you like? You can rest assured that all the paper we stock is environmentally friendly and FSC© certified. All FSC© paper is sourced from sustainably managed forests. We keep three paper options in stock: Progeo 90gsm, Eucalyptus 70gsm and Opera Matt 100gsm,115gsm and 150gsm. Find out why they all come highly recommended.

Have you got another paper in mind? We can source many additional papers alongside our regular stock. We can also print on synthetic and waterproof materials – perfect for maps! We recommend Polyart 90gsm and EnDuro Effect W1 100gsm.

How to supply your file

At the start of the production process, we ask customers to supply their design file, ideally as a PDF. We don’t offer an in-house design service so require all our customers to send their finished designs to us. We accept files via email or WeTransfer. The latter is a free service and designed to support larger file sizes.

Delivery options

Take some time to think about the best delivery option for your finished product too. At the start of the process, we’ll send you a quote for your project. This will include delivery to one mainland UK address. Delivery to two or more address can also be arranged. Are you abroad? We offer international delivery for an extra charge. Just let us know your address and terms of delivery (e.g., Delivery Duty Unpaid). Do you need your delivery in bulk? We offer fulfilment options where your product can be stored then packaged, labelled and posted to different addresses. Don’t forget to mention the delivery option you’d like when you request your quote from us.

Turnaround time

Quality takes time to achieve, with a two-to-three-week turnaround time depending on the product you choose. Delivery times can vary, depending on your delivery address. Let us know if you have a set timeframe to work to and we’ll always see what we can do! Find out more about our delivery times.

As you can see, there’s lots to think about when turning your concept into a reality. Do get in touch if you have any questions – we’re always here to help. 

Dennis Maps is one of the leading map printers in the world, producing more than two million maps and charts every year. We offer comprehensive pre-press services, print large format print solutions using both large format litho printing and large format digital print technologies, plus specialised map folding and map finishing techniques.

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