Do you need a PDF postcode map showing your company’s area of service, sales territories etc? Do you need to show it to the public?
A high-resolution PDF is a versatile format, suitable for high-quality brochure or poster printing as well as being a file that you can email to your customers or make available on your website. We can tailor artwork like this to your specific needs.
Example of Quick Select postcodes around Leeds
Use our Quick Select Postcodes system to define your areas before commissioning bespoke PDF artwork
If you want to commission a bespoke postcode map in PDF format from us, we will first ask you to use the Quick Select Postcodes system available in our Dynamic Mapping Suite to colour and caption your postcodes online. (There’s a Quick Select demo here.) You will need to finalise your Quick Select Postcodes Map before we can take on your commission for bespoke PDF.
This initial Quick Select stage is crucial for us to calculate the total geographic area and labels needed for bespoke PDF scaling. It will also help you to plan your postcode coverage in detail, whatever scale you are working at.ACCESS THE DYNAMIC MAPPING SUITE FOR £19.99
Styling options for bespoke postcodes in PDF format
Once you have created a Quick Select postcodes map, we will help you choose the most appropriate style for a bespoke PDF map depending on how you intend to use the artwork, e.g. on a website or in a brochure or as a poster printed at A1 dimensions. The three main style options are shown in the examples for Leeds below. (Obviously the colouring and coverage will vary according to your needs.)
Please only order bespoke PDF artwork when we have had a chance to assess your online Quick Select postcodes map and indicated turnaround time!
Postcode shapes only
Choose this simple clean graphic style if you only need postcodes and no other geographic context. The postcode labels can be big, and the colours simple. This style works well on websites and small printed publications.
Postcode shapes and town names
Choose this style if you need the context of town names as well as postcodes. The labels will be smaller and the artwork more tricky to create, but this map style is obviously more geographically informative than Style 1. We generally find that town names in black and postcode labels in red work well for Style 2.
Zoomed urban area with roads plus key listings
Scaling for legibility is a really important consideration if you need to print your postcode map. Your map may need to show small urban postcodes at a larger scale than surrounding postcodes – otherwise they will be too small to read when printed! You may also want roads and key listings to make your map more informative. Making all this work for your specified print dimensions will take us a long time, hence the extra cost. (And please note, we do not offer printing services ourselves; we only supply bespoke artwork in high-resolution PDF format ready for printing.)