All of our maps are designed as posters, so they are never folded. Your map will arrive in a cardboard tube. If you do not intend to hang it up, you should store your map in the shipping tube. The paper we use is much too thick to be folded.
We're happy to provide you with some DIY ideas here. These are in order of cost/complexity.
1. If you decide to color your icons in, we recommend an orange or red marker. We've experimented with many colors and these tend to look the best. You could also use small stickers, such as gold stars.
2. The simplest way to put pins in your map is to buy a poster frame with a cardboard backing. Leave the front plastic off and it's perfect for pinning! You can find a variety of map tacks (just like sewing pins only shorter) in craft stores or on Amazon.com.
-Step up the quality by keeping the map flatter using spray adhesive to mount it on the cardboard. Spray adhesive goes on lightly so it won't saturate the paper. We advise you stay away from glues, rubber cement, Mod Podge, etc.
-For proper alignment you can either adhere one side at a time (set the map down on the backing and gently fold it over before spraying adhesive) or have a partner help to hold all four corners as you lower the map down with adhesive already on both surfaces.
-You may also decide to swap out the cardboard for foam board, which has a smoother surface.
3. Spendier poster frames will likely have a wood composite backing. Swap this out with foam board and follow the steps listed above in #2.
5. Stop by your local frame shop and see what they can do for you!
If you're receiving a 'Buy2Get1' deal you won't have the option to enter a coupon on top of that. On the cart page you'll see an option for "I will be using a coupon instead (of B2G1)", but Buy2Get1 is probably the better deal.
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