Review: Deep Cut Studio Print-o-Mat

Hello everyone. Gediminas from Deep Cut Studio offered me to test his new print-o-mat service to design your own gaming mat – of course I said yes!

Disclaimer first, I got this gaming mat at a significant discount.

The print-o-mat allows you to upload your own picture to turn them into a gaming mat. The procedure is easy – upload a picture, and the system will automatically recognize it’s size, shows you a preview and if it looks okay, you go straight to order. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is the resolution of the picture. 150 dpi are recommended, and I actually had some trouble finding an appropriate sample. Eventually I chose this satellite picture of a dust storm over Lake Chad from a NASA website:

And this is the extract I submitted, scaled to 2’x2′:

The print-o-mat will show you some life-sized extracts of your picture to check the resolution, and a couple of clicks and a Paypal transaction later everything was sorted. The system can cater to a range of demands, from Bloodbowl and Guild Ball pitches to mats for The Walking Dead to 4’x6′ mats.

Production turn-around was very fast, and the mat was on its way to me via UPS within 48 hours. Because I live a long way from Europe, it took 10 days to arrive:

Inside a decent size stable box was my rolled-up shiny new mat:

And it did  not disappoint! The mouse-pad material is heavy and looks and feels like it can take quite a beating before showing wear and tear. The print quality is actually much better than I expected. Here are some pics:


I also took pictures outside in sunlight to show you how good the colors are:

The backside has a pattern that makes it very hard to accidentally shift the mat:

And here are some shots with miniatures from my collection:

Overall, I am very impressed by the print-o-mat. It is easy to use, doesn’t cost more than an “off-the-shelf” mat and the result is astonishing.
So if you always wanted your very own gaming mat, go and have a look at the print-o-mat. I highly recommend it, and I am already scouring the internet for an amazing deep space picture!

Thanks again to Deep Cut Studio for the opportunity to test this service before everybody else!

~ Who uses modern fabric-printed and rubber backed table mats and what do you think about them compared to traditional tabletops?

  • benvoliothefirst

    Hellooooo, new HeroQuest “board”!

  • chris harrison

    I wonder how many times they’re gonna have to email somebody back saying “No, we’re not printing a mat with a giant picture of your butt!”

    • Tabletop Fix

      Thing is, they would. It looks very much like an automated system, so I don’t think anyone looks at the design before it pops out of the machine, and then they roll it up, shrug and put it in a box with your name on it 🙂

  • Thomas Whitehouse

    They do a PVC mat. What is the difference and can that be reviewed?
    How does Deep Cut Studios mats compare to other battle mats in quality?