Printmaps vs

If you have worked with, you’ll be interested to see how stacks up compared to Stepmap.

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 Stepmap. Be sure to take a look at our examples of what is already being used for below our comparison chart. (Try the editor here.)



  • Prices start at €15
  • Pricing depending on number of printed copies

  • prices on request (for corporate use)
  • pricing depending on map size and file format


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


Printmaps: editor works directly in every browser While their overview map editor works directly in the browser, regional and local maps can only be created with Adobe Flash

Custom data


  • Route editor
  • Geographic shapes
  • File Upload (gpx/kml/geojson)
  • POIs (manually or copy/paste from Excel) Editor includes a large number of design options and tools, including even adding Youtube videos to the map

Custom Routes


Magnetic drawing and upload of routes in GPX, GeoJSON and KML formats possible no upload of custom routes possible

Show/hide map features?

Printmaps: yes yes

Rotate map?

Printmaps: 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. 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.

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