SplashMaps Catalogue 2018

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Fabric Maps: The Gift of Adventure

Why Give a SplashMap ? ®

The majority of our customers are now buying SplashMaps® as gifts. Thoughtful friends and relatives of walkers, cyclists, map fanatics, runners and riders value the uniqueness and versatility SplashMaps offers. Adventurous people love how our simple idea improves their exploration. From Amazon Expeditions to local trail finding, SplashMaps® light-weight, virtually indestructible design and clear cartography are huge benefits for any escape.


The Gift of Adventure Maps of every kind unlock the imagination and broaden your horizons. Award winning SplashMaps® have evolved to make them even more tangible, personal, beautiful and desirable as gifts with: • Exciting new map ranges • Bold new partner products • Eye-catching gift packaging, and • SplashTex™, our new recycled fabric entirely sourced and manufactured within the EU. With recent features on BBC television and high-profile coverage in the outdoor magazines, more people than ever will be giving SplashMaps® this year!


SplashMaps® are designed for confident adventuring. We’ve done everything we can to keep you on track in every weather and every circumstance. What’s at the end of that trail? Clear, simple-to-follow maps help you find the path less trodden. Rain or mud? Our fabrics survive almost everything, are breathable and shrug off water. Battery life and teeny GPS screens annoying you? SplashMaps® scrunch up small or open wide. All your surrounds at a glance and no satellite or phone signal required.


“ Genius!” Wanderlust Magazine

Where did SplashMaps® come from?

Maps printed on fabric saved 40,000 prisoners of war during World War 2. Now SplashMaps® use modern fabrics and the best digital print and services to create lightweight virtually indestructible and beautiful fabric maps for today’s adventurers.


What is a SplashMap ? ®

SplashMaps® are the most versatile washable, all-weather maps you could buy for any adventure; • Destination maps; off-the-shelf maps of the most popular destinations • International maps; Atlas scales plus ideal walking/ exploring and cycling scales • Personalised maps; use our on-line service to create your map of ANYWHERE in the world! • Customised for your audience; where an event, club, occasion or challenge deserves a virtually indestructible unique set of maps • NEW Global map design for your business. See Lush story. F rom one-offs to multiple thousands of SplashMaps® or SplashMaps® Toob™ neck warmers, our products are used by walkers, cyclists, runners, canoeists, horse riders, international brands, the education sector military veterans, clubs, professional counterterrorism experts, societies and holiday makers alike.


Plan your route with a washable marker pen


Destination Maps Destination maps are cost effective, off-the-shelf SplashMaps® of the most popular destinations. Designed with the ideal detail and coverage for all trail users and cyclists, our list of destinations is forever growing. All you need to plan, rendez-vous, navigate and relive your journey. Our Great Britain maps feature the Ordnance Survey® grid reference and a clear key of symbols used in our unique map design based on Ordnance Survey® data. We’ve clarified rights of way to make these ideal for mountain bikers, runners, horse riders and even green-laning 4x4s. NEW International City maps.



Personalised Maps We can personalise SplashMaps® for your customers: • Make amazing one-off’s centred where you want • Give the maps their own special titles • Choose from an increasing number of sizes and scales including Ordnance Survey’s iconic 1:25 000 Explorer and our in-house international style 1:40 000 (900 square kms). • Create unique gifts and essential navigation tools for the adventurous type.


“ SplashMaps® are highly innovative and of real value to navigation in the field” John Blashford-Snell, Scientific Exploration Society


Customised Maps How do you get maximum impact for your brand or event? Tailor your map to your audience. Make it memorable, make it educational and make it practical with our bespoke map design option.

Historic Map An interactive SplashMap® on satin in a historic style to mark the 600 year anniversary of the battle of Agincourt. Our map included digitial “beacons” printed on the map which acted as a route to hidden video detail when using a smart phone.

• Put your logo on a guide or memento that survives everything and lasts forever • Add titles, start, finish and way-points • Include a route • Make a map to the perfect scale and style for your adventure. See The LUSH Story. • Go madly creative! Select a fabric, format and even interactive technology!

Triathlon Map Street level detail with the routes, cross-over points clearly marked and event branding; aimed at spectators and participants.


Escape and evasion Increasingly critical in many areas; includes satellite imagery, unique landmarks and essential infrastructure on fabric.


“ They have made amazing mementoes and something that our members will always have on them when visiting the Beacons” Ian Wells, Veteran of the Signals regiments

SplashMaps Toob™ multi-functional headwear ®

Wouldn’t it be great if your SplashMaps® doubled up as part of your essential outdoor clothes? • Printed onto a stretchable polyester hoop • Pull over the head to make a neck gaiter • Sits on the head like a beany • Makes a great balaclava! With our bespoke service, your neck-warmers can be double-sided giving you plenty of space to add logos and brands or even broadening the map area.


Head Warmer

Neck Warmer






Partnering for the best Maps We partner with the best cartographers in the world. Follow us and be first to see how fast this list is growing. Ordnance Survey – Personalised maps Harvey Maps – Long distance trails Excellent Books – UK Cycle Maps Wil Tirion – Star Map AtoZ – London Visitor Map Mike Hall – London Illustrated Harper Collins – Philips Atlas and all cartography from the Bartholomews maps collection


Novel concepts for retail:

The LUSH Story


“ Is This The Best Beauty Holiday Accessory?!” Spell Beauty Magazine SplashMaps® bring your concepts to life! Enter project partner, LUSH, the ethical cosmetics company. The design specification was for a series of Knot Wraps with SplashMaps® designs aimed at airline travellers taking short city breaks. Along-side the Lush team, we’ve now developed a global map style in Lush’s own bespoke colours, to include their preferred points of interest (like record stores and bookshops). Consequently, Lush can now order custom maps of anywhere in the world in their own unique style! Ethics and fine print are essential for LUSH’s own product and in-store designs. SplashMaps® now provide a rapid prototyping service for them across a range of ethical fabrics.


Where do you find SplashMaps ? ®

SplashMaps® can be found in a growing number of places as our skills get understood and the desirability of fine print on fabric gets appreciated. •H igh street chains (e.g. LUSH) • T ourism destinations (e.g. National Memorial Arboretum) • I nstitutions (e.g. British Geological Survey) •G arden Centres (e.g. The Long Barn, Norfolk, Lavender) •N ational Parks in visitor centres at seven of Great Britain’s national parks •P artner sites (e.g. Duke of Edinburgh Award Shop, Youth Hostel Association etc.) •M ap shops (e.g. Stanfords, London) •B ike shops (e.g. The Hub and GIANT) •O ur own website www.splash-maps.com 20

Ethical Maps NEW SplashTex™ is our in-house 100% recycled polyester: Created specifically for map gifts, the fabric is manufactured to Global Recycling Certification standards (GRC) from consumer waste (PET bottles) sourced within the EU. Further, this fabric is then printed within the EU to SplashMaps® usual high standard using a zero-waste process. Optimised Manufacture: Because we print on demand and optimise our use of fabric, there’s minimal waste and certainly nothing goes to pulp. Map for life: SplashMaps® outlast any other frequently used printed map so there’s far less replacement of stock The result is great Karma for anyone gifting or using our new ethical series of maps. That’s one more fabulous reason for choosing this option when defining your unique custom made SplashMaps®.


Gift Partners SplashMapsÂŽ are great with collaborations. Already we have valueadding partners that make exciting things from our fabric Maps. Allana Marsh makes amazing waistcoats and accessories using our Lite fabric, Sleepy Nico even make toddler carriers from our Pro fabric. Modern Souvenir are our first complementary product partner. Our SplashMapsÂŽ add context to their famous faces and landmarks and result in amazing gift packages. Our partners help create a breadth of price points for the gift buyer.


”…love to make products that our customers really love and are very personal”

Angeline Braidwood, Sleepy Nico toddler carrier founder

Need anything else? Our maps have been incorporated into jackets, built into waistcoats and installed in changing rooms and showers too! Maps look beautiful and only SplashMaps® can make these personalised maps on the best of materials for anywhere in the world! Why not ask us about your big fabric plans?

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We love hearing from you and welcome your great ideas! For inspiration, why not sign up to our free design guide ’A map for all seasons’ on our website? info@splashmaps.net UK: +44 2380 972 246 USA: +1 347 674 7927 www.splash-maps.com /splashmaps

Photos: Matt Burfield, David Overton Videos: Just Noise, Zealous Media

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