All About Custom Map Artwork September 09 2016

Do you like one of the Wanderlust Collection designs but wish you could choose the map? Well, over in the Type Shy Etsy shop you can! Any of the in-stock map artwork can be customized with the location of your choice. This graphic helps answer how it works. 

STEP 1: Pick your design. Any in-stock artwork design can be customized with the location of your choice. (Yes, even ones that are not currently offered as map artwork.)

STEP 2: Place your order via the Type Shy Etsy shop and be sure to write your location choice(s) in the "Note to Seller" field at checkout.

STEP 3: You'll receive 2-3 map selections with in 48-72 hours of placing your order. 

STEP 4: Once your map is selected, your order enters my production queue and will be made within 2 weeks. You'll receive an email with tracking info when you order ships.

STEP 5: Your art arrives ready to pop into your favorite frame for gifting. 

Here's some common questions about the process ...

Custom Map Artwork FAQs

Why don't you offer custom maps on your own web site?

Simply, because it's easier to do custom work on Etsy. Etsy allows me to contact you directly through your order and attach photos for approval. It keeps the whole process together, making it easy peasy.

How long does it take?

Generally, it takes up to 2 weeks from payment for your artwork to be made. Sometimes (like during the busy season around the holidays) it takes a bit longer. I do my best to communicate an accurate custom timing in my "Announcement" section at the top of my Etsy shop. It never hurts to place your order as early as you can.

What does the custom fee cover?

Custom orders take extra time, so the added fee allows me to offer them. Specifically, it covers the time to find and photograph map choices, and to work with you on creating your one-of-a-kind piece. 

Should I contact you before I place my order to make sure you have my map?

The short answer is no. My map stash is big. Like, really, really big. Like, the fire department would not like it, big. That being said, it you think your location might not work, then yes. Although I am unable to send any photos of specific maps, I can let you know if what you're thinking is possible.

Will you send what it looks like before I order?

I'm so sorry, but due to the large number of requests, I'm not able to provide this.

But I want a tiny town that no one has almost ever heard of, can you do that?

Having a few places in mind makes for more map options. 90 percent of the maps depict the entire country or state, so really super small places may not be named. I will work with you to find a great alternative if your location is not available. Sometimes the design needs a minor tweaking (like adding a heart, or making words larger or smaller) to show your location, but this is all communicated in the custom process. 

But what if I don't like it after I see it?

If you truly do not like any of the maps available, I am happy to refund your order minus the custom fee of $10. But that's pretty unlikely. In over 3 years of custom work, I've only had to do this once.

Can I return custom orders?

Because custom work cannot be resold, it cannot be returned. Once I receive your approval on the design, your order cannot be cancelled. I make sure you love your design before it's sent, but please reach out if you have any questions before your item is made.

I trust you and don't need to see it beforehand. So it's not custom, right? 

Awesome, I love surprising customers with great maps! Just let me know in the notes section of your order that you don't need the whole rundown. However, because it is made to order, the custom fee still applies for any and all specific location requests. Thank you for understanding! 

Can I customize a map card?

Custom maps are only available on artwork at this time.

I'm ready to order!

Awesome! Head to the Type Shy Etsy shop to select your design.

I have another question!

No problem! Send me a message and we will chat.