This is the definitive guide for making a diy travel push pin map with one of my printable maps!
Choosing a printable map
The first thing to consider when picking a map is the size you want your pinboard to be. The larger the size, the more detailed the map can be. Best selling size is 36×24″. becayse it’s not too big or small.
I’ve got many map styles in my shop, both ready to be downloaded (in a variety of sizes, colors and quotes), and customizable world maps.
Browse all printable maps in blursbyaishop.com
Choosing a format for the push pin map
Option #1: Canvas print backed with foamboard
You can order a sturdy, ready to hang canvas push pin map from Lumaprints. I work with them everyday and their products are simply stunning. This canvas option is great as a second anniversary gift (“Cotton” anniversary).
They carry all sizes from small 8×10″ to extra large 60×40″.
Detailed info for ordering a canvas push pin map (with step by step pictures). In Lumaprints you can use coupon code blursbyai at checkout for 50% off product value (excluding shipping)!
Some pictures of these canvas push pin maps:
Option #2: Multi panel world map push pin board.
Tri panel world map canvas push pin map.
Option #2: Framed canvas print backed with foamboard (floating frame)
A variation of the previous one. If you like the idea of a canvas print, but you’d like it framed, this product is for you.
Basically it is a 1.5″ thick canvas, with foamboard underlayer, then framed with a floating frame. Can you see the floating effect around the canvas?
Detailed info for ordering a canvas push pin map + floating frame (with step by step pictures). In Lumaprints you can use coupon code blursbyai at checkout for 50% off product value (excluding shipping)!
Option #3: A framed push pin board
You can order six of my best selling world maps as framed push pin boards directly from Artisan Print & Frame Co. I work closely with them for personalizing all orders.
Or you can order any of my printable files in my store and order the printing and making of the framed push pin map from them. Detailed info for making your purchase easier.
Either way, please feel free to use my coupon code blursbyai10 at checkout for 10% off your order (excluding shipping). Yay!
Artisan has the largest, more gorgeous collection of frames out there and any of them can be used for your push pin map. Take a look: Frame store.
Option #4: A fine art paper print, mounted in foamboard.
You can order a print in fine art paper and have it backed with foamcore board at Lumaprints. They have different choices of paper (matte, watercolor paper, luster photo paper and metallic paper) that work perfectly for different map styles.
First year anniversary is usually called “Paper anniversary”, so this kind of push pin map makes a great gift 🙂
Detailed info about how to order a fine art paper print mounted in foamboard in Lumaprints (with step by step pictures). In Lumaprints you can use coupon code blursbyai at checkout for 50% off product value (excluding shipping)!
Push pins for your map.
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