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Some of the ways our printable maps are used
The Printmaps editor produces high-res 300 dpi maps in PNG and PSD (Photoshop) format. All map features come in separate Photoshop layers, so you can edit map features without damaging any features underneath. See our screencast for more details.
Our customers use the Printmaps editor to effortlessly map routes – travel itineraries, hike and cycle trails, city walks or simply directions – and to overlay their points of interest on a map. The editor makes it really easy to create fold maps, maps for touristic folders and brochures or guide book maps.
Our cheap entry level pricing enables customers with very low print circulation numbers to afford our maps. A typical example includes real estate exposés that are printed in low numbers but need high quality location maps.
Many guide book publishers illustrate their travel guides and hiking guidebooks entirely with Printmaps maps. You can satisfy all typical mapping needs with our maps, ranging from overview maps and general location maps to activity maps with hiking or cycle routes, city maps / street maps to direction maps.
Frequently asked questions
See FAQs for more.
What file formats will I get the map in?
You will get your map in both a high-resolution PNG format and a layered Photoshop file (PSD). With the layered Photoshop file, you will be able, even after having created your map, to alter and modify your map as much as you want.
How can I modify a map?
In the editor: You can fine-tune the design of the map (see the tab “Design your map”), you can draw routes, upload geo data (GPX, KML, GeoJSON), plot POIs on your map (using a big range of marker designs and colors) or scale the features of your map (smaller or bigger fonts for example).
Beyond the editor: To make it as easy as possible for you to design breathtaking maps you get your map as a layered Photoshop file (.psd). Every map feature is a separate layer. This way you can modify elements of the map without destroying the layers below.
How can I pay?
Currently with all major credit cards. Customers with volume discounts may pay on invoice. Get in touch if you are interested in volume discounts or need another payment method.
What happens after I pay?
You will get an email with a proper invoice in PDF format (including VAT) plus another mail with a download link containing your map(s) as PNGs and PSDs.
What rights do I obtain with the map?
The right to modify the map, the right to reproduce the map up to the print circulation that corresponds to the price category you chose, the right to reproduce the map in a downscaled version on your website and the right to transfer these usage rights to a third party (such as your customer).
UnlimitedFor unlimited print circulation
- All features
- For unlimited print circulation
StandardFor print circulation of up to 50,000
- All features
- For print circulation of up to 50,000 copies
SmallFor print circulation of up to 5,000
- All features
- For print circulation of up to 5,000 copies