Vintage and historic photos, posters and maps look great in any home – from old villas to new builds. They also add style, character and personality to offices and work reception areas – particularly where there is either a geographic or industry-specific context to the print on display. How about a 19th century British Admiralty chart of part of New Zealand, Captain Cook’s 1770 map of the country, a Gallipoli trench map, an historic photo of the Whangarei waterfront or even one of the famous Pink Terraces before Mt Tararewa erupted in 1886. Or perhaps, an iconic early-to-mid 1900s poster?
Many can be printed to quite large sizes. Bespoke sizes are also possible, depending on the specific print chosen and its aspect ratio (width in relation to height). With all older material, particularly photos, there would have been some ageing and deterioration to the original over the years, so an image taken in 1900 will never print as clean and sharp as a modern digital photo. In any event, these imperfections are what makes old images unique and gives them them their charm.
All images below are low-resolution web quality for previewing online only. High resolution files are used for printing. Depending on the size required, images can be printed on lustre photo paper, hi-res matte stock, synthetic canvas or hi-res matte self adhesive vinyl. What’s more, your print done on canvas can be stretched on a frame ready to hang.
Historic Charts and Maps
Historic Photos and Posters
* The minimum print size for vintage posters and historic photos is A4, however the aspect ratio of the file will determine at what proportion of the A4 size it will print. For example, a square photo will not print to fill an A4 unless the photo is cropped. The minimum size for map printing is A2, again subject to the aspect ratio of the specific map.