Posted on September 25 2017, by Scott Gilmore
We have been experimenting with a selling silk maps for several months now, and are delighted to announce we've ironed out the wrinkles and are expanding sales! Inspired by the silk "escape and evasion" maps carried by fighter pilots in WW2, which were waterproof, light, tough, easy to stow, and could be used 100 different ways in an emergency, we decided to see if we could produce something similar. We tried several different types of fabric, and several different printing machines. Then we tested various inks and built a design interface for our website. Finally, we began a soft launch a few months ago, and to our delight and horror, the immediate overwhelming demand crashed our site!
We went back to the drawing board. Found a better map database, added satellite maps, and build a stronger interface, and re-launched this product this month. The results are brilliant. The maps look better than we could have hoped, with a very high levels of details. The fabric and ink are bright and durable. And our map design page isn't crashing (we hope!) anymore.
Please take a look yourself. We hope you love these as much as we do!