Our colour prints are usually on 120gsm matte presentation paper, and our photocopies on 90gsm paper.
If you expect the maps you are ordering to be handled frequently or used outdoors, a basic photocopy or print may not be strong enough. We can laminate prints, or print on to alternative materials to provide a more durable copy.
We can also print on to alternative papers or fabrics to provide a choice of finishes for prints that are to be put on display.
To order laminated copies and copies on alternative fabrics, contact the Maps Reading Room direct by letter, telephone or email. Please note that laminated copies may take an extra week to prepare. Prices apply from 3 April 2018.
- Lamination of copies
- Opaque scrim
- Satin photo paper
- Artist canvas
- Poster presentation paper
- Universal photo paper
Lamination gives a semi-gloss or lustre finish to the face of the photocopy or colour print and offers some resistance to dirt and pencil marks. It can be wiped off with slightly damp cloth. The lamination costs listed here are in addition to the cost of the map photocopy or colour print.
- A0 size: £9.12 with VAT; no VAT — £7.60
- A1 size: £8.16 with VAT; no VAT — £6.80
- A2 size: £7.68 with VAT; no VAT — £6.40
- A3 size: £7.44 with VAT; no VAT — £6.20
- A4 size: £7.32 with VAT; no VAT — £6.10.
460gsm 'HP opaque scrim' is a matte, opaque PVC banner which is water and tear resistant. Prices include printing costs.
- A0 size: £42.36 with VAT; no VAT — £35.30:
- A1 size: £25.32 with VAT; no VAT — £21.10
- A2 size: £16.20 with VAT; no VAT — £13.50.
Satin photo paper
260 gsm 'HP premium instant-dry satin photo paper' offers unrivaled image quality. It is compatible with dye and fade-resistant UV inks and provides an excellent and versatile material for photos and grahics for display. Prices include printing costs.
- A0 size: £30.60 with VAT; no VAT — £25.50
- A1 size: £20.28 with VAT; no VAT — £16.90
- A2 size: £13.68 with VAT; no VAT — £11.40.
340gsm 'Universal artist canvas' is a coated, cotton based fabric for fine art reproductions with a feel of quality. Its textured surface enhances the decorative effect, as well as giving wide angle visibility without glare. Prices include printing costs.
- A0 size: £49.20 with VAT; no VAT — £41.00
- A1 size: £28.80 with VAT; no VAT — £24.00
- A2 size: £16.98 with VAT; no VAT — £14.15
Poster presentation paper
170gsm 'Poster presentation paper' is a high quality barrier coated poster paper, with a smooth matte surface. This is effectively a 'no glare' alternative to photo paper. Prices include printing costs.
- A0: £27.60 with VAT; no VAT — £23.00
- A1: £19.20 with VAT; no VAT — £16.00;
- A2: £12.00 with VAT; no VAT — £10.00.
Universal photo paper (gloss) 195gsm
195 gsm 'Premium universal' is a microporous coated photo paper, fully compatible with all dye and pigment inks for the best possible colour imaging with exceptionally fast drying time. High contrast, excellent edge definition, brilliant true colours, soft gradients — photo-realistic prints in resolution up to 1440dpi.
- A0: £31.32 with VAT; no VAT — £26.10
- A1: £20.64 with VAT; no VAT — £17.20
- A2: £14.16 with VAT; no VAT — £11.80.