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Procedure for Commissioning an Original Topo Map

1. You will work directly with Alan to select the area that is most appropriate to you. He can merge multiple domestic or international maps into one continuous custom map. There are so many options for these custom maps that it would be impossible to show all that would be available. Some examples can be viewed on this website but in general each map is made custom for you. You are not restricted to US maps but there is an additional cost for international maps as they need to be purchased separately and scanned.  Since each map is a digital compilation Alan can size it to meet your needs.

2. At this point we will also discuss any custom images you might like to add, your boat, your home, family, pets, logos, your marina or other business building are just a few suggestions. There is no limit to the number of custom images. Alan will create an original watercolor of each image which will be supplied separately from the chart either matted or framed. There is an additional fee for each watercolor depending on size and complexity. Custom framing will be quoted.

3. Alan will set up a Dropbox folder exclusive to you so you can view the custom chart in high resolution. You can use the folder to place your photos for any custom image you would like created as an original watercolor and placed on the chart to further personalize your chart. Dropbox is very easy to use and in most cases I will send you a link that will open directly in your browser.

4. Create a list of images you would like to add to the chart. I have a very extensive Art Library of hundreds of animals, fish, birds, crustaceans, lighthouses and other nautical imagery available at no extra charge. Odd number images are suggested to help create a balanced composition. In most instances, there will be multiple images to choose from for the more popular selections in my Art Library.

5. Using Dropbox and email attachments we will work together to create a composition that better reflects your needs making sure that areas you might want to talk about are not covered with an image. At this time anything can change, location, size, orientation, etc.

6. For a totally unique map, Alan will paint directly on a paper maps or excerpts of a paper maps to create a one of a kind map. There are no restrictions on the images selected. A separate price list is available for these custom maps.

7. Please call me, 413 527-8557 if you have any questions about commissioning a custom map and to receive a price list.


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