I think that the map most definitely achieves your criteria’s. I am not such a fan of the colors but they fit with what you want, and are simply a knee-jerk omg reaction that will dissipate. I like the de-cluttering of it thou, and it is definitely easy to see who starts where this way.
When you get a final version up I’d be tempted to print it out as a replacement board myself specially if you put up the PSD and allow us to make our own modifications if needed… Love modifying my boards!
Regarding prices, here are some quotes that I got from two different Southern California print shops (I had posted this also on the thread entitled Ambilzi & Grasshopper’s 1940 Global Map)
The first print shop provided the following estimates (note the $52 set up fee):
SET UP: $52.05 ( digital color file set up, latex printer set up)
48" x 105" vinyl $142.63 print digital color 4/0 on white smooth vinyl (15oz)
48" x 105" canvas $300.13 print digital color 4/0 on canvas
48" x 105" versa fabric $273.88 print digital color 4/0 on versa fabric
53" x 116" vinyl $174.63 print digital color 4/0 on white smooth vinyl (15oz)
53" x 116" canvas $368.13 print digital color 4/0 on canvas
53" x 116" versa fabric $335.88 please note: print cannot be any larger, printing on a 54" rolld
A second set of quotes from a different Southern California printing company for printing on vinyl (the type of material used for advertising banners):
48"x105" , white 64" Roland EcoSol Banner, solvent 6 color Roland 4sf $230.80
53"x116", white 64" Roland EcoSol Banner, solvent 6 color Roland 4sf $258.78
56"x122.5", white 64" Roland EcoSol Banner, solvent 6 color Roland 4sf $277.42
(I might check on the AliBaba website to see what I can find for printing services in China. Also, I’m checking on the possibility of printing on upholstery vinyl and marine vinyl).
Not much worse than a creased matt.
Mt first try would be to warm the fold with a hair dryer/heat gun, depending how much heat the vinyl can handle. May help you move the material back into the correct position.