There are several options for creating Hex diagrams for printed media. One option is to use raster graphics, as long as the resolution is high enough. Another option is to use a vector graphics application.
There are also several tools specific to Hex that have been created:
- Meron Brouwer's hexgame package: http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/hexgame/
- Matthew Seymour's LaTeX code for drawing diagrams with TikZ: https://github.com/matthewseymour/hex_latex
- Peter Selinger's LaTeX package for drawing diagrams with TikZ: https://www.mathstat.dal.ca/~selinger/hexboard/
- Tom Ace's golem2eps tool for creating EPS files from a SGF file: http://www.minortriad.com/golem2eps.html
- Matthew Seymour's website for drawing diagrams and exporting them in SVG format: http://www.mseymour.ca/hex_draw/hexdraw.html
- Cameron Browne has a tool for setting Hex diagrams, which he used in his book "Hex Strategy Making the Right Connections".
- You can type Hex boards directly into text by using one of the Unicode and ASCII boards.
For information on creating Hex diagrams on this wiki, see the page New board diagrams.