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Ahoy hoy,

 

I already posted about this in the Painting & Modification thread so, apologies in advance for cross posting but believe there is a wider audience on this board - I'm looking to get a custom mat made and have found a few places online that will do it (here, for example) but Google lacks context so I was hoping someone might have either some recommendations or warnings that they have discovered along they way.

 

Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to give!

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I got a mat printed (for another game that uses a 3x3 play area )by Pixart printing. It was quick, cheap, and the mat looks nice. I paid the extra fee to have a human verify the art file before printing. I think I paid around $20 including shipping. I'm probably going to have them print up a bunch of Imperial Assault maps for me soon.

I had them print a PVC banner for me.

https://www.pixartprinting.com/signage/banners-mesh/pvc-banner/

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Thank you all - InkedGaming was actually where I was leaning after reading some reviews.  They seem a little pricey ($60) but I very much like their "30 day, no questions asked" returns policy. If it turns out like I want, I have no problem paying their prices but it's nice to know I am not stuck with something that didn't turn out like I was hoping.

 

And I saw a great deal on a vinyl banner but I have a vinly covering on my gaming table and it's awesome for what it is, but would prefer to play on neoprene.

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I ordered mine from here http://www.inkedgaming.com/

 

Quality is equal to the FFG mats. They put out large coupons several times a year and that really helps with the expense.

 

Do you know if they do double sided? The wall tapestry looks perfect for hotac But I need to print the top down and bottom up view of a star destroyer.

 

Not that I am aware of. 

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ngc2237_400.jpg

 

I got this image off of an astrological site and it turned out amazing for a play mat. You do need to make sure with Inked that your image is very high resolution. I had to make some minor adjustments to mine.

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I got a mat printed (for another game that uses a 3x3 play area )by Pixart printing. It was quick, cheap, and the mat looks nice. I paid the extra fee to have a human verify the art file before printing. I think I paid around $20 including shipping. I'm probably going to have them print up a bunch of Imperial Assault maps for me soon.

I had them print a PVC banner for me.

https://www.pixartprinting.com/signage/banners-mesh/pvc-banner/

Do they ship worldwide? Cause i cannot find info about it, and they got a promo now - with file check its only 14$ .

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I already posted about this 

 

Great Death Star pattern !

Do you think that is possible to find a DXF pattern ?

I like to test it on a wood grey panel with a laser cutting machine.

 

 

 

 

What do you think about this first attempt ?

 

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Image that on wood, paint in grey 180 x 90 cm ....

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What do you think about this first attempt ?

 

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Image that on wood, paint in grey 180 x 90 cm ....

 

I try to vectorize the image with InkScape,

after a bit of processing to lose detail with Gimp....

(but I'm not very good with these activities....).

 

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Have a look at a sample on 4mm wood: 8 x 72 cm lasercut at low power:

 

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Turrets are 3D printed (6 hours each !) many thanks to crashprone for the nice work.

 

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Sorry for the quality of the vectorialization..... 

The color in the photos appear lighter, but the wood is paint in (maybe too light) grey.

 

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I have the doubt for the size of the trench.... 8cm maybe is not enough.

 

Any suggestion will be precious !

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Timithius,

Can you point us to the Battlefront image of Scarif shield gate that you used for you playmat?

Sure! It's from this article http://www.gamesoul.it/star-wars-battlefront/star-wars-battlefront-rogue-one-scarif-dlc-recensione/

It has to be cropped a bit. But it think it will look pretty slick

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I already posted about this 

 

Great Death Star pattern !

Do you think that is possible to find a DXF pattern ?

I like to test it on a wood grey panel with a laser cutting machine.

 

 

 

 

What do you think about this first attempt ?

 

28552yOl.png

 

Image that on wood, paint in grey 180 x 90 cm ....

 

 

This is truly amazing.  I built a couple of small cardboard prototypes and realized after the first that I wanted to have the trench to one side (to give more room on the approach to the trench for fighting), which is why the mat I linked above wouldn't work for the rules I've sketched out.

 

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My initial thought was to build a raised cardboard table to play on (to give a trench like you pictured above) but thought that for ease of play/storage/transport, a mat might work better.  Now I'm rethinking.  Again!

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