Select Page – a comparison of alternatives with Printmaps

If you have worked with from the renowned cartographers Kober-Kümmerly+Frey, you’ll be interested to see how stacks up compared to Mapz.

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


Resolution 75 / 300 ppi, Vector 100 / 200 / 400 ppi, Vector

Pricepoint Starting at around €7. Price model depends on file format and the number of copies the map is used for.

E.g.: PNG 22x22cm, 300dpi, 35,000 copies = €39.27 (incl. VAT) Depends on the size, resolution and format of the map.

E.g.: PNG 22x22cm, 400dpi = €299.50 (incl. VAT)

Custom data

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

  • File Upload (GeoJSON, CSV)
  • Standard drawing tools

Show/hide map features? yes no

Rotate map?
 yes 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. Typical examples include real estate exposés and photo books, printed in low numbers but needing high quality location or route 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.