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NSW topos on Tyvek - Officeworks

Postby Zapruda » Mon 11 Mar, 2019 6:42 pm

Hey brains trust,

I am sick of my paper maps tearing, getting wet and being unruly in the wind.

I recall someone printing maps on tyvek at officeworks. I have tried for the last few hours but for the life of me I can’t get the PDF from six maps to upload to the officeworks website. It keeps saying it doesn’t fit.

I have cropped the unnecessary margins out but I don’t think it’s liking the aspect. I am resizing it to the requested size.

Has anyone done this before and willing to help?

Cheers!
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Re: NSW topos on Tyvek - Officeworks

Postby crollsurf » Mon 11 Mar, 2019 7:09 pm

I tried once in-store and first they gave me grief about copyright and then wanted to charge a small fortune.

I just use Gaia on my phone and my memory and compass these days

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Re: NSW topos on Tyvek - Officeworks

Postby Zapruda » Mon 11 Mar, 2019 7:16 pm

crollsurf wrote:I tried once in-store and first they gave me grief about copyright and then wanted to charge a small fortune.

I just use Gaia on my phone and my memory and compass these days

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Thanks Crollsurf. I love Gaia but I really like planning my day on a topo and enjoy the security of having a physical map.

Maybe laminating them is the way...
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Re: NSW topos on Tyvek - Officeworks

Postby wildwanderer » Mon 11 Mar, 2019 7:19 pm

Not sure if this will work but you could try resizing the pdf to the paper size your attempting to print on.

https://www.pdf2go.com/resize-pdf

(havent used this online service either)

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Re: NSW topos on Tyvek - Officeworks

Postby Zapruda » Tue 12 Mar, 2019 7:06 am

wildwanderer wrote:Not sure if this will work but you could try resizing the pdf to the paper size your attempting to print on.

https://www.pdf2go.com/resize-pdf

(havent used this online service either)

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You legend, wildwanderer! That worked a treat. Thanks heaps.
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Re: NSW topos on Tyvek - Officeworks

Postby cale » Sat 16 Mar, 2019 8:15 am

Hey Zapruda,

Any chance you could keep this thread updated and let us know the results? I've been thinking of printing some maps on the office works tyvek and would be curious to hear how it turns out.

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Re: NSW topos on Tyvek - Officeworks

Postby Echidna not » Thu 21 Mar, 2019 5:00 pm

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Re: NSW topos on Tyvek - Officeworks

Postby Warin » Thu 21 Mar, 2019 5:55 pm

GIMP will resize .. and change format. Probably photoshop will do the same too. GIMP is freeware..

https://www.gimp.org/
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https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-gu ... g-quality/
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Re: NSW topos on Tyvek - Officeworks

Postby Gippsmick » Wed 27 Mar, 2019 5:49 pm

Following. Would love to hear how this goes. Not only the actual printing but how it holds up in the field.
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Re: NSW topos on Tyvek - Officeworks

Postby Zapruda » Wed 27 Mar, 2019 6:03 pm

I still haven’t got them done but when I do I’ll give everyone an update.

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Re: NSW topos on Tyvek - Officeworks

Postby CasualNerd » Wed 27 Mar, 2019 11:38 pm

I did this a couple of years ago and it works pretty well. Tyvek is thicker than paper and where you fold the map a wide crease develops which slowly breaks up the map detail. I haven't carried one for more than a couple of days.

I only printed a few small sections I generated from listmap sources with mobac software. Difficult to print to any kind of existing scale.

Easier to go into store with your file on USB, but you have to wait a few hours till it's printed usually. Make it the easiest format possible - jpg etc. Their computers are pretty poo... and always having problems. Even if you have a randomly sized jpg you can ask them to print to a specific centimetre size - I took in a geoTIFF purchased from tasmap ($2 digital 1:25000) and gave them the exact dimensions from an existing map, came out perfectly to 1:25000

For the cost and trouble I personally think it's worth printing on normal paper and laminating.
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