Printmaps vs Castamap

If you have worked with Castamap, you’ll be interested to see how Printmaps.net stacks up compared to Castamap.de.

We’ve created the below comparison grid to give you a quick overview of some of the most important features of the Printmaps editor and how they compare to Castamap. Be sure to take a look at our examples of what Printmaps.net is already being used for below our comparison chart. (Try the editor here.)

Format

Printmaps:
Layered PSD file (+ high-definition PNG)

Castamap:
Layered SVG file (+ high-definition PNG)

Pricepoint

Printmaps: starting at €15

Castamap: starting at €29

Availability

Printmaps: Available worldwide to private and corporate customers

Castamap: Available to customers outside of Germany only with a valid VAT identification number.

Custom Data

Printmaps:

  • Route editor
  • Geographic shapes
  • File Upload (gpx/kml/geojson)
  • POIs (manually or copy/paste from Excel)

Castamap:

Only symbols, text and drawings

Output Size

Printmaps:

Maximum 3904 x 3904px
Maximum 33 x 33cm

Castamap:

Maximum 3600 x 3600px
Maximum 30,5 x 30,5 cm

Show/hide map features?

Printmaps: yes

Castamap: yes

Rotate map?

Printmaps: yes

Castamap: no

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.

Try Printmaps

Our map-editor lets you create printable maps worldwide in no time.
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