People ask me all the time "What does it take to make a custom map for me?
Well, it's really simple! I start with an address or a general location like "Lake Lanier" and some text for a personalized location icons (Like "Our Home") to be added to their map at an exact place.
Next, I work my magic and create a digital design using photoshop. Once that digital design is finished, I email it to my customer for final approval. Once approved, I then begin to build the physical piece. Typically I pre-make my map frames in bulk to save time and money, so when we're ready to produce the map, I take the approved artwork, upload it into the Glowforge software and then engrave it onto a maple substrate. I'll also make all the walnut accent pieces at this time.
Once the map is done, I fit it into the pre-finished frame, add the walnut accents, add a saw-tooth hanger on the back, and finally I package it all up in one of my custom made mailer boxes!
Even when busy, I can typically have a custom map design ready in about 2 days but I do like to ask folks to expect a 1 week turn around just in case something unforeseen happens.
You can get your very own map today by clicking this link!