Printed fabric game maps
I discovered a service that will allow me to upload images and print them on fabric. So while waiting for my orders for the ship mounts to come in I've been working on CorSec's next project. Fabric printed maps. Most people play on felt but cotton cloth is cheaper and more detail can be added. From the picture its hard to tell but their are actual waves printed on the map. The detail is amazing mostly because the image was derived from actual aerial shots of the ocean. This map have 4" hexes printed on it and other types will be available soon. These will be great for War at Sea and other sea games. Other sizes and shapes will be available soon. Also working on farm fields for aerial combat games and a space map.
The best part is the price. $18 a yard. Each section is 42" wide and can be purchased in multiple yards so a 6' by 4' table can be covered for $36. This fabric comes unfinished and needs to be hemmed. We may offer finished maps as well. Stay tuned for more information on this new product line for CorSec Engineering
Space the final frontier and wow does it have some amazing backdrops for space based gaming!
Working on a set of space maps. Here is the first one. These will be available in blank and 1" hex variations right now. More photos to come soon. These are the full sized images and detail is hard to see. I'll have real life pics before we go to production. The detail in these is AMAZING so amazing its killing my computer. The resolution of the green nebula is 10800 by 6300. That nebula fills a 6' by 4' table. Smaller 1 yard versions can be printed but they are not designed for that size and only have part of the image on them. Filling a table with amazing visuals like this for $36 can't be beat. Again we might be offering finishing services in the future but right now these are unfinished and come with a white border that will need to be hemmed or glued down to prevent fraying.
I've been getting a lot of questions about our printed fabric maps. I wanted to give a quick status update on those. They are close to being finished and with the latest interest I've been trying to get them out faster. The logistics are complex because in order to keep cost down I need them to be shipped directly from our supplier as they are printed. We will be taking orders through this site but they will be handled differently then our normal products and have their own shipping costs. Shipping will be around $6 but depends on how many maps you order. 2 or 3 maps is $7 and 4 maps is around $12. Still not a bad deal. I wanted to have a full set done before we released them but most of the space maps are ready to be prototyped. Because they are shipping from the printer directly, they will not be finished and will need the edges hemmed or taped to prevent fraying. There is a blank edge that is not printed on so you will not loss any playing surface. We need to test them for color shift in the printing process after that we can offer each map with any type of hex or square grid pattern you need.
In the future we may offer custom designs but do to the heavy workload it currently takes to design these patterns that will be further down the road. Also in the plan are maps for aerial combat and land combat. We have some deserts and red desert maps. Cities are a little harder to get to the right scale but we may see those as well. Stay tuned for more info and an official announcement some time soon.