Now offering Custom Star Maps personalized to your unique date and event! They are available in several colors, sizes and framed or unframed options.
My custom star maps use the same printing methods as my antique star maps and are the highest quality star maps available.
My maps are Museum-quality Archival Prints on 100% cotton watercolor paper that have a gorgeous texture and finish. (Most other custom maps availabe are printed on inexpensive photo paper).
I’ve spent much time developing and fine-tuning the design and quality of these maps and am very excited to offer them for your special event – Mother’s Day, Anniversaries, Weddings, Birthdays, Baby Showers, first dates!
Simply add the following information to the notes on your order:
CUSTOM MESSAGE (the large text that appears above the line)
LOCATION (city or specific address)
TIME (optional, if no time is provided, I will use 12:00pm noon)
HOW THE MAPS ARE MADE
Using the date and location you provide, I use a collection of software and international astronomy catalogs to calculate the night sky at your specific moment and location. Using this data, I then create a graphic image that becomes the basis of your picture. The star map will show the constellation shapes, the stars, and the names of the planets and constellations visible from your location on your date.
HOW ARE THESE PRINTED
Museum-quality Giclée printing on Archival 100% cotton Matte Fine Art Paper – not photography paper! This process allows for beautiful details and a lovely surface texture. If you’ve bought any of my other art prints, these use the same process and materials.
HOW ARE THESE SHIPPED
11″ x 14″ unframed prints will be packed flat in plastic sleeves with a white backing.
16″ x 20″ and larger unframed prints will be rolled in a heavyweight tube.
Framed prints will arrive in a box via FEDEX. Please note framed prints take 2–3 weeks to ship (see more details below).
ABOUT THE FRAMING
The prints are available in either unframed or framed configurations, depending on which option you choose in the drop down menu.
*If you choose a framed option, please understand that your print will be custom framed from scratch using high quality materials much different from off-the-shelf style frames, and will take 2–3 weeks until they ship. (Unframed prints ship within 2-4 days).
Because these are custom-made personalized pieces to order, I am unable to accept returns or exchanges. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me as I want you to be thrilled with your print!