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Build-A-Map Help Page



Building Your Personalized Map Is Fun & Easy


1. Select a World, USA, or City map

2. Get creative with a custom title & subtitle

3. Choose your fonts

4. Specify your map style and size

5. Select your favorite frame

6. Review your order

You can create and edit your personalized map as many times as you like before placing your order!


What's Included With Your Map


All framed maps come with 100 multi-colored push pins, a pin case, and a fun guide on how to get started!

They also include high quality hardware and are ready to hang the moment they arrive to your door.


Map Posters


Our map posters are rolled in a clear tube and look wonderful when they arrive!

Rolled posters do not include push pins. If you would like to purchase push pins, please see Map Push Pins

rolled map poster

Production & Shipping


Production:

Framed maps are generally produced within 2-4 business days

Map posters are generally produced within 1-2 business days

Estimated Shipping Times (Standard Shipping):

West Coast: 2 business days

Mountain States: 3 business days

Midwestern States: 4 business days

Eastern States: 5 business days

Hawaii, Alaska, foreign APO/AFO: 5-10 business days

Expedited Shipping Option:

We offer an option to upgrade your shipping from standard shipping (via FedEx Ground) to expedited shipping (via USPS Priority Mail). If you select this upgraded option it will already be included in your total order cost once you reach the shipping page towards the end of the checkout process.

Return Policy:

We will gladly accept cancellations within 6 hours of your purchase.

We are unable to accept returns for a custom map. We do guarantee quality workmanship and materials for every map.

In the unlikely event that there is a problem with your order, you can contact us and we'll make it right.


Map Finish Types & Sizes


We offer our maps in the following sizes for each finish type:

Framed Satin Paper Map:

- 24 x 18 inches (26.5 x 20.5 inches with frame)

- 30 x 20 inches (34 x 24 inches with frame)

- 36 x 24 inches (39 x 27 inches with the black or gold frame / 40 x 28 inches with all other frames)

- 48 x 32 inches (51 x 35 inches with the gold or black frame / 52 x 36 inches with all other frames)

Framed Canvas Map:

- 30 x 20 inches (34 x 24 inches with frame)

- 36 x 24 inches (39 x 27 inches with the black or gold frame / 40 x 28 inches with all other frames)

- 48 x 32 inches (51 x 35 inches with the gold or black frame / 52 x 36 inches with all other frames)

Canvas Wrap Map:

- 30 x 20 inches

- 36 x 24 inches

- 39 x 26 inches

- 48 x 32 inches

Canvas 3 Panel Maps:

- 60 x 40 inch span (3 panels at 20 x 40 inches each)

- 72 x 48 inch span (3 panels at 24 x 48 inches each)  

Please note that a spacing of 2-3 inches looks good between the panels.


No Proof Needed


You are the designer of your custom map, which eliminates the need for us to send a proof to you. This helps us send your map into production faster, which is a win for everybody!


All Framed Maps Can Be Used With Push Pins


All of our framed map options (Framed Satin Paper, Framed Canvas, and Canvas Wrap) are mounted onto a sturdy pin board and are designed to be used with push pins.

See the video below to view our three different framed map finish options.


Need A Little Extra Design Help For Your Map?


If you would like some extra touches, you can place your order through our Travel Maps catalog.

We can help you design longer titles, beautiful legends, and any other complex designs for your map. If you order through the catalog above we will send a proof for you to review before printing your map.

We care a lot about every order and take the time to design the elements for a great presentation of your map.

custom map legend

Would You Like Some Title Inspiration?


Take a look at our custom title inspiration page.

You can also check out examples of custom titles through our map gallery.

Have fun coming up with a design!


Still Have Questions?


See our FAQ if you have additional questions or you can contact us.