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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:42 pm    Post subject: Looking for clear plastic grids Reply with quote

Does anyone know of any company that makes clear plastic sheets with a one inch grid on them? I want something to lay over a battle mat and I'm exploring commercial options before I make something.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could probably get a quote from any professional sign shop.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a clear chessex battle mat with 1 inch hex grid, some one must make a 1 inch clear square grid

Chessex just recently stopped making clear square mats and are listed as out of Print on there web store. Ask your FLGS to check there supplyer if the are any stocked some ware. And if you only want smaller sections not a full mat ask about the factory seconds

And on a side note to keep your map nice check with your local Quicky Mart that sells the three foot long peperoni and they might give you the storage tube when it is empty as they just throw them away. My mats are over 20 years old and look like new


Come to think of it 25 years ago I made a few sheets of 1/4 square grid on clear acetate by putting graph paper in the copy machine and a pack of acetate in the paper bin (the same day I made 400 RPG sheets and 400 sheets of graph paper on some one elses machine)



this is sort of a place holder until vondan can finish his google foo

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Looking for clear plastic grids Reply with quote

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Does anyone know of any company that makes clear plastic sheets with a one inch grid on them? I want something to lay over a battle mat and I'm exploring commercial options before I make something.


How big do you need it?

The cheapest way would be to buy transparency sheets and ink the grid ines yourself.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or print them on your printer.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or do what I did sneek into a bank after hours and print 800 of them
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips guys. I had forgotten about the chessex mats. But yeah they don't seem to make them anymore. I'll probably just make my own but I thought I'd see what was out there. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

having made clear overlays in mnay formats I have to say you get the best bang for your buck by using a photocopier. The toner process seems much more stable meaning your grid lasts longer. Also some printers can be messy when running transparency sheets through them.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Or do what I did sneek into a bank after hours and print 800 of them


I wouldn't recommend this, since most banks have gotten security cameras in the last 25 years Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't mind acrylic sheets, I could run few through my laser for you. Each sheet would be limited to 11.5 by 23.5 inches.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice and the offers of help! We decided to put something together ourselves. I'll probably print up a gridded paper terrian mat and put it under plexiglas so we can draw on it non destructively.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is what i used my clear battle mat for. I would draw terrain on the back of old blue prints then put the hex grid over it.

A cheap form of "Plexiglass" would be to get a large poster in a frame with the clear plastic cover when they are on clearence
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you considered these?

I use this one frequently.

You can find them at most FLGS.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JDSampo wrote:
I'll probably print up a gridded paper terrian mat and put it under plexiglas so we can draw on it non destructively.

VonDan wrote:
A cheap form of "Plexiglass" would be to get a large poster in a frame with the clear plastic cover when they are on clearence


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate to deviate off topic here but...

I would love to have a clear hex-less/grid-less plastic sheet to lay on those gaming maps that don't want to lay flat.

My main thoughts are running toward keeping the Steve Jackson's Games OGRE map nice and flat.

If it's a cheap alternative I would go this route to protect other maps used in my gaming fun.

<edited in> I have both a grid and hex mat, in 1 inch, from Chessex. Strongly recommend.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

warrenss2 wrote:
I hate to deviate off topic here but...

I would love to have a clear hex-less/grid-less plastic sheet to lay on those gaming maps that don't want to lay flat.

My main thoughts are running toward keeping the Steve Jackson's Games OGRE map nice and flat.

If it's a cheap alternative I would go this route to protect other maps used in my gaming fun.

<edited in> I have both a grid and hex mat, in 1 inch, from Chessex. Strongly recommend.


http://www.homedepot.com/buy/building-materials-plexiglass/lexan-72-in-x-36-in-polycarbonate-sheet-122428.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cryonic wrote:
warrenss2 wrote:
I hate to deviate off topic here but...

I would love to have a clear hex-less/grid-less plastic sheet to lay on those gaming maps that don't want to lay flat.

My main thoughts are running toward keeping the Steve Jackson's Games OGRE map nice and flat.

If it's a cheap alternative I would go this route to protect other maps used in my gaming fun.

<edited in> I have both a grid and hex mat, in 1 inch, from Chessex. Strongly recommend.


http://www.homedepot.com/buy/building-materials-plexiglass/lexan-72-in-x-36-in-polycarbonate-sheet-122428.html



lexan sheets $50 to $150

large big hair band poster in a frame with clear plastic front on clearance $10 to $20 and you get an archery target
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VonDan wrote:
Cryonic wrote:
warrenss2 wrote:
I hate to deviate off topic here but...

I would love to have a clear hex-less/grid-less plastic sheet to lay on those gaming maps that don't want to lay flat.

My main thoughts are running toward keeping the Steve Jackson's Games OGRE map nice and flat.

If it's a cheap alternative I would go this route to protect other maps used in my gaming fun.

<edited in> I have both a grid and hex mat, in 1 inch, from Chessex. Strongly recommend.


http://www.homedepot.com/buy/building-materials-plexiglass/lexan-72-in-x-36-in-polycarbonate-sheet-122428.html



lexan sheets $50 to $150

large big hair band poster in a frame with clear plastic front on clearance $10 to $20 and you get an archery target


The Lexan sheets in my neck of the woods run $20 to $30 according to the provided link. I had no idea home building materials were priced so severaly based on geography.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Lexan sheets in my neck of the woods run $20 to $30 according to the provided link. I had no idea home building materials were priced so severaly based on geography.


Out of curiosity, where are you that you see that kind of price. I'm in the north east and it's $100 here. At $30 wherever you are, it's probably cheaper to call around looking for a hardware store that will ship it across country than to buy it locally. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

farik wrote:
The Lexan sheets in my neck of the woods run $20 to $30 according to the provided link. I had no idea home building materials were priced so severaly based on geography.


Why? cost of housing varies by a huge amount, so the cost of running the warehouses that these stores are will vary by a huge amount as well.
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