Frequently Asked Questions
MapCloth is surprisingly durable, but it is not indestructible. In the video, I demonstrate some extreme tests. While MapCloth can survive these, for a longer life and better look, it is suggested you don't TRY to destroy it.
Every MapCloth comes with a care guide. The guide for Classic and Studio suggests that if you really soak it, bake it, or freeze it you allow it to naturally dry or return to room temp before being super-rough with it. The guide for Trek basically just says "don't light it on fire". MapCloth Trek is pretty tough.Last updated:
If I print something protected by copyright without written permission from the copyright owner, I could be liable for damages and sued for a LOT of money. I would really like to avoid that.
Because it is impractical for me to research the source and permission of every image you send me, part of the ordering survey I will send at the end of fundraising will ask you to indicate whether or not you are the copyright holder or have written permission from them, and to electronically sign that you accept liability for the printing. This is basically the same form you see in most self-service photo printers and copy machines.
I'm not a lawyer, and copyright law is really complicated. If you have further questions, feel free to message me. And if you need help finding copyright-free images, let me know!Last updated:
I do reserve the right to reject any image or text I deem offensive, inappropriate, or illegal (see the question about copyright). In the very rare event that this happens, you will have the chance to choose an alternative image or text.
Additionally, some images may prove technically difficult or impossible if they involve lots of shading (see above question about photos)Last updated:
One of my favorite places for topographical maps is the USGS survey site (http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/maps.html).
I would be happy to offer suggestions for specific questions, and I want to make sure everyone can find their perfect image, but the ultimate responsibility to select an image is with the backer.
Another GREAT site for free-use images is http://thegraphicsfairy.com/ In fact, several of the above samples are sourced from there.Last updated:
Short answer: only for the $5 wallet photo add-on
MapCloth can print very fine details (very small lines) but is still a black and white printing process, not many shades of grey yet.
Fortunately, we met our stretch goal to unlock wallet photos! This means that anyone can add $5 to their pledge a receive a photo-image printed on approx 3x4in in MapCloth Classic.Last updated:
Short answer: not right now.
The Wallet Photos are kind of a special-sneak-peak-sample into a new product line I'm developing. Thanks to the incredible support reaching $12,000 (hooray!) I'll be able to develop this technique faster than expected and I wanted to offer this add-on as a thank you.Last updated:
Short answer: ONLY the Elvish Note can be added on
I tried to create as many combined options without it getting too confusing. The reason I can't allow improvised combinations is that each tier has been carefully limited so that I can be confidant that all the custom orders can be finished in a timely manner. I've backed projects that have been severely delayed before, and it is very important to me as a creator to meet the timelines I've set.
That being said, the elvish note is not a custom item, it is premade. If you wish to have it added to your current order, simply pledge an additional $8. The survey I send as soon as fundraising finishes will allow you to mark that you have ordered an additional elvish note.Last updated:
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