Click on the print icon in the top right of your screen.
Once you have selected print you will be in the Print Setup page. From here you select whether you want to use a new or existing frame.
Please note if you have purchased a frame you can use this exact frame to print different iterations of a map at no further cost for 12 months.
Once your selection is made you will be able to adjust your frame area. You can move the frame around by clicking on the centre point and dragging around. If you want to change the size of the print frame box you can drag the corner boxes in or out.
You can also select your Paper Size, Scale and Base Map then click on Customise Print.
You will then be presented with the Customise Screen
To the left of the screen are all of the customise options.
Header: Click on the + next to Header. Type in your Header Text. On the Print Preview choose the Insert location on the Print. Note – you have to choose your insert location before proceeding on to the next step.
Footer: Click on the + next to Footer. Type in your Footer Text. On the Print Preview choose the Insert location on the Print. Note – you have to choose your insert location before proceeding on to the next step.
Legend: Click on the + next to Legend. On the Print Preview choose the Insert location on the Print. If you would like to use a custom legend please see this guidance. Note – you have to choose your insert location before proceeding on to the next step.
Legend: You have the option to Edit Legend Items.
When you click on Edit legend items you will be presented with a menu. You can add a title, change the order of the legend items, the descriptions and visibility, delete and add items.
You can add a Legend title
To change the order, click on the horizontal lines next to a legend entry and drag and drop.
To change a description simply type the new text next to the legend entry.
To manage the visibility toggle the visibility icon on and off.
To delete an entry click on the bin icon.
To add your own legend entry items click on the plus.
Select your item type and style as needed.
You can now either cancel any changes or save them.
Copyright & the scale bar and north arrow are automatically added and placed on the map. Note - you can change the position of these by selecting Move.
Logo: Click on the + next to Logo. Any saved logos will be available here. For a new logo click on Upload a logo. A menu will appear allowing you to drag and drop or search for a logo. Once it has uploaded click on Save. On the Print Preview choose the Insert location on the Print. Note – you have to choose your insert location before proceeding on to the next step.
Map labels text Size: If you have any labels in your map the text size is automatically scaled based on the paper size you choose but you can change this to a value of between 10-40. To change this simple type in the value you would like.
Now you have all of the elements in your map, you can move these around the print or remove if you want.
Select the element you wish to move or remove. To remove simply click on the X.
To move, click Move next to the element. If there is an element already in the location simply remove as above, and then the insert option will become available for you to move the element to.
If you now want to add a removed element you can click on the + next to the element name and then choose the insert location.
Please note if you are in a professional subscription you can save all of this customisation to a template for re-use on subsequent prints. Please see this guidance for further detail.
If you are printing on Ordnance Survey at a scale of 1:5000 and below where your print will use OS MasterMap Topography data you can also select the print quality and base map style you would like to use.
When you have your completed your customisation you can generate a Preview or click on Buy Now. Please note a preview will be a watermarked version of the print that will allow to check all the elements prior to purchase.
You can see the progress of your print.
Once completed you will now be able to choose your download option and your output will open. You can either print or download.
If you wish to view historical prints you can click on My Prints from this screen or from Your Account details in the main site.
Within My Prints you can:
Edit the print name
Return to the map
Add a job code
Edit the print
Download the print
Delete the print
You can also sort your maps by date/print name or search for a particular print.