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Old 04-01-2012, 15:36   #1
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A Cchart for My Living Room Wall

My wife and I are building a new house on Galveston Bay. I want to frame and hang Galveston Bay NOAA chart #11327 on the wall. The actual chart is 36 x 54, huge for a wall hanging (Im not wallpapering). I contacted OceanGrafix (print on demand) but they will only print at actual size. I own a graphic design firm and have a couple of large format plotters but I cant open the raster charts in any of our graphics software and I cant print the whole chart out of Offshore Navigator. Does anyone know a work around? Either a company who can sell me the chart in a file format that is compatible with graphics software or a firm that will print to a specified size (75% of the original)?
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Old 04-01-2012, 19:21   #2
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Re: A chart for my living room wall

search "NOAA RNC downloads "
have down loaded sections of charts I had interest in...in normal
printer size...I to have large format plotters for my graphics company...never tried to print out large charts from internet
but believe should be able.
Will check out with tech guys when back to office next week.
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Re: A chart for my living room wall

What about an antique chart of Galveston Bay?



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WAMPLER, J. M. (I NO. 2) ... PRELIMINARY SKETCH OF GALVESTON BAY. U.S.C.S. WASHINGTON, DC. 1851. LITHOGRAPHY. "indicating proposed sites for Light Houses as authorized ... Mar. 3, 1851." Inset plans of Clopper's Bar and Red Fish Bar. Professionally washed and restored. Some margin loss left side. 19.3"H. x 16.75"W. FINE. $375.00. I.D.#26643.
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I think the image a similar chart.

I have several on my walls. I only buy ones that depict where I have on the water.
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Re: A chart for my living room wall

Jackdale, thanks. Believe it or not I already own that exact antique chart.
By the way... There is a work around! We downloaded a little piece of software that allows us to convert the BSB format to a .png and ran it. It looks great!
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Jackdale, thanks. Believe it or not I already own that exact antique chart.
By the way... There is a work around! We downloaded a little piece of software that allows us to convert the BSB format to a .png and ran it. It looks great!
I should get it myself. I learned to sail on Galveston Bay. I was invited to join a race crew (Tartan 10, Gotcha) in the 1980 when I was going to grad school at UH CL.
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