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Big, 40” x 60” print of the beautiful, new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Genuine Offset Lithography! Read more

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Big, 40” x 60” print of the beautiful, new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Genuine Offset Lithography!

About this project

Greetings,

We are Mark and Holly. We have a small farm where we grow food for our family.

But our income comes from the map printing company started in 1921 by Holly's great grandfather.

Now we have a chance for our 2 passions, farming and map printing come together: the USDA has updated and released the Plant Hardiness Zone Map for the first time since 1990.

The Plant Hardiness Zone Map is a map with designations that represents the average extreme minimum temperatures in your area. Low temperature during the winter is a crucial factor in the survival of plants. This is  valuable to know because with it, you can tell if a plant will be able to survive the winter where you live.

Posters of the earlier 1990 map were sold by the Government Printing Office (GPO) GPO does not currently plan to print and sell posters of the new 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map (PHZM), even though it shows significant changes from the last one. A United States Government publication, the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map itself (as a graphic) is not copyrighted and is in the public domain. Map graphics may be freely reproduced and redistributed.

The old 1990 PHZM
The old 1990 PHZM
The New PHZM
The New PHZM

We think it’s a beautiful map, and can’t be fully appreciated on a screen.It deserves to be seen at full size: A big, 40” x 60 inch print of the beautiful, new  USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map, printed by genuine offset lithography!

We can do that with your help. That is what this Kickstarter project is all about. But we can’t just say “If you print it they will come”. We need you to support us.

This map would look great on your wall.

Please support our project to print the Plant Hardiness Zone Map. Remember, it’s an all or nothing, so please pledge and share.

Pledge $5 or more and receive a Personal thank you note, made from a map.

Pledge $23 or more and choose 40” x 60” Plant Hardiness Zone Map printed on 80 lb. matte finish paper, a heavy stock, suitable for mounting and framing. Maps will be shipped rolled in a 3” diameter shipping tube.

Pledge $29 or more and you can get a Laminated, 40” x 60” Plant Hardiness Zone Map, Printed on 80 lb. matte finish paper. Laminated copies will be encapsulated in a 3 mil clear laminate. Maps will be shipped rolled in a 3” diameter shipping tube.

Pledge $57 or more 2 pack of the Laminated, 40” x 60” Plant Hardiness Zone Maps, printed on 80 lb. matte finish paper. Laminated copies will be encapsulated in a 3 mil clear laminate. A personal thank you note made from a map. Maps will be shipped rolled and shipped together in one shipping tube.

Pledge $157 or more to receive a 10 pack of the 40” x 60” Plant Hardiness Zone Maps, printed on 80 lb. matte finish paper and a personal thank you note made from a map. Maps will be shipped rolled and shipped together in one shipping tube.

Pledge $249 or more and choose a10 pack of the Laminated, 40” x 60” Plant Hardiness Zone Maps, printed on 80 lb. matte finish paper. Laminated copies will be encapsulated in a 3 mil clear laminate.  Maps will be shipped rolled and shipped together in one shipping tube. A personal thank you note made from a map is also included

Risks and challenges

Our big challenge will be to take our mature business model into the future with Kickstarter. We are excited by the possibilities of crowd sourced funding for creative map projects. Print and digital are both improved when used together. We will tackle this new model to monetize map publishing with perseverance!

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  • At Williams & Heintz Map Corp., in Capitol Heights, Maryland.

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    Pledge $5 or more

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    Personal thank you note, made from a map.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $23 or more

    24 backers

    40” x 60” Plant Hardiness Zone Map printed on 80 lb. matte finish paper, a heavy stock, suitable for mounting and framing. Maps will be shipped rolled in a 3” diameter shipping tube.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
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    Pledge $29 or more

    36 backers

    Laminated, 40” x 60” Plant Hardiness Zone Map, Printed on 80 lb. matte finish paper. Laminated copies will be encapsulated in a 3 mil clear laminate. Maps will be shipped rolled in a 3” diameter shipping tube.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $57 or more

    5 backers

    2 pack of the Laminated, 40” x 60” Plant Hardiness Zone Maps, printed on 80 lb. matte finish paper. Laminated copies will be encapsulated in a 3 mil clear laminate. A personal thank you note made from a map. Maps will be shipped rolled and shipped together in one shipping tube.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $157 or more

    5 backers

    10 pack of the 40” x 60” Plant Hardiness Zone Maps, printed on 80 lb. matte finish paper and a personal thank you note made from a map. Maps will be shipped rolled and shipped together in one shipping tube.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $249 or more

    0 backers

    10 pack of the Laminated, 40” x 60” Plant Hardiness Zone Maps, printed on 80 lb. matte finish paper. Laminated copies will be encapsulated in a 3 mil clear laminate. A personal thank you note made from a map. Maps will be shipped rolled and shipped together in one shipping tube.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

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