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Cane Pole
06-01-2005, 05:26 PM
I print my own maps, etc. Everytime they get wet, the maps are destroyed. Just wondering if anyone here had tried the waterproof inkjet paper. Need a little input here.

SteveJ
06-01-2005, 05:33 PM
I get that clear shelve stuff that is sticky on one side and cover both sides of the map and leave some overhang and trim.

CrappieLips
06-01-2005, 05:37 PM
Yep stevej right I Go to walmart in the section where the office supplies are, i do the same thing with my maps.

Moose1am
06-01-2005, 09:04 PM
Take them to an office depot store or some kind of Kinkos and have them laminated on both sides. Or BETTER YET have them print the maps out on Laminated Sheets with water proof ink. If memory serves me right the Corp of Engineers does this. I have a HP Laser Printer that can print on Laminated type sheets of plastic. You remember back in the old days when everthing was done with overlays in classes? Overhead Projection machines? There is your idea mate!

I found some sheets that will work in my printer at the local Office Depot Store.


Humm!.

They make laminating machines also where you can do it yourself.

I hope to eventually get my Patoka Lake maps finished and printed out where I can laminate them and put them inside a notebook.

Wonder if a spray enamel would work? Never tried that before. A spray lacquer might work maybe. Never tried it before.

Tom you might want to divide up Big Sandy into multiple smaller areas and then you can get better resolution on each area. Sort of like Pat does on his Hydrografix maps. He divided Big Sandy into North and South regions and then further divided each region into 4 or 6 sections with each section divided up into a, b, c, and d areas. That way you will be able to see the numerous waypoints that you have on your maps. Right now the waypoint numbers all overlap and it's hard to read them. Would take more paper and require some work but in the long run it should help you. Make one master map of the entire area and use it as an index type map. Have that as the first page in the book. That way you can see where you are on the lake using the bigger map and then figure out which section you are located in and then go to a tab in the book to find the detailed map of that section. Larry from Southern IN did his Patoka Lake maps this way. He took a big map. FHS map and divided the lake up into sections zero though 27. Each section has it's own detailed map. I further divided each section into four parts so that I could scan them into the computer. Each big section is 19.5" by 13.5" in size. That was too big to fit inside my 8" by 11" scanner.




I print my own maps, etc. Everytime they get wet, the maps are destroyed. Just wondering if anyone here had tried the waterproof inkjet paper. Need a little input here.

fatboy
06-01-2005, 09:14 PM
Gets a huge kick out of the student trying to teach the teacher something. Now that is funny. I, I ,I, I for you Moose. Its not like he needs any lessons catching crappie.

Moose1am
06-01-2005, 09:24 PM
Tom asked for some new ideas and I gave him some ideas. Tom and I talked about this once before while out on the lake trying to read his maps after then got wet the night before. The Ink was bleeding all over the paper maps making them unreadable. Tom simply said he would print out new copies. I mentioned having them laminated at that time. I am sure that Tom remembers this.


The idea of printing them out on plastic sheets with waterproof ink is a good one. Do you have a better idea? If so why don't you share them with us?



Gets a huge kick out of the student trying to teach the teacher something. Now that is funny. I, I ,I, I for you Moose. Its not like he needs any lessons catching crappie.

Moose1am
06-01-2005, 10:11 PM
3M makes the Laser Printer Transparacy film but they also make this type of film for inkjet printers.

What type of inkjet printer do you use Tom? Surely they make an ink that should work with the Transparancy film.

VietVet68
06-02-2005, 01:49 AM
Clear "Contact Paper" is the less expensive way to go. Did it for years...

jcass
06-02-2005, 06:12 AM
Used to waterproof all my maps for Canadian canoe trips using Thompson's water seal. It works on paper as well as wood. Soak the paper for a minute and then hang on the clothesline to dry.

SweetHomeAlabama
06-02-2005, 11:19 AM
I print my own maps, etc. Everytime they get wet, the maps are destroyed. Just wondering if anyone here had tried the waterproof inkjet paper. Need a little input here.

My brother puts his in PVC pipe with a screw-on end. Keeps them dry even if they fall overboard.

GWDJR
06-02-2005, 03:37 PM
I go down to the local print shop and have mine laminated then have them 3 hole punched and put in a 3 ring folder.simple

whizkids
06-02-2005, 03:55 PM
I print my own maps, etc. Everytime they get wet, the maps are destroyed. Just wondering if anyone here had tried the waterproof inkjet paper. Need a little input here.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I have a real bad case of CRS and it is getting worse but I was just wondering why a man of your means and young years didn't just use Hot Spots or another program and GPS all the lunker sites.:confused:

CohuttaCrappie
06-03-2005, 11:52 AM
Tom,

I've got a big laminator here at work, I could laminate your maps for you if you'd like.

Chirs

ps. I'm still alive just been busy busy busy.

Moose1am
06-03-2005, 11:58 AM
There you go. An offer he can't refuse. LOL





Tom,

I've got a big laminator here at work, I could laminate your maps for you if you'd like.

Chirs

ps. I'm still alive just been busy busy busy.

GABoy
06-03-2005, 12:05 PM
Here is a pretty good website if you just want to buy a waterproof version of a hotspots, atlantic mapping or kingfisher map.

http://www.waterproofmaps.com/

KARL
06-05-2005, 03:42 PM
..another vote for clear "contact paper"..