Compare different types of scratch maps in the market - Pros and Cons
Do you know why scratch map is invented? The idea behind scratch map is that you can take it with you while travelling around the globe and scratch off where you’ve been to. All you need to do is scratching off the top foil layer and reveal a brand new world underneath. Scratch map is the perfect way to keep a track of your journey and plan the next one! It is definitely an innovative new way of marking down the countries you have traveled to. A perfect gift idea for any passionate traveler.
In this article, we will compare iMartCity world scratch map and another brand’s world scratch map. Enjoy reading.
Details of iMartCity World scratch map :
Color: Mainly Turquoise (Light green lake color)
Size: 70 x 50 cm
FREE scratch pick
Details of L Brand World scratch map :
Color: Mainly black and gold
Size: 83 x 59 cm
No scratch pick or pen
iMartCity World scratch map - Before
L Brand World scratch map - Before
iMartCity World scratch map - After
L Brand World scratch map - After
Both scratch maps come in Tube size which should be portable for travelers. However, L Brand World scratch map is larger and heavier than iMartCity scratch map. It may be more difficult to put in backpacks or suitcases. Scratch map should be light and compact so iMartCity scratch map is more suitable for world travel. Moreover, L Brand’s map is so large that it cannot fit in IKEA frame and hang onto walls. On the other hand, iMartCity scratch maps are all designed in frame sizes so that you can hang the maps up as decoration.
For the package of World scratch map, iMartCity provides FREE scratch pick while L Brand’s map need to be scratched by a coin. The benefit of using scratch pick is that no scratch marks will be left behind. The hidden colorful pictures can be clearly seen.
B Brand and L Brand
Apart from L Brand world scratch map, we also found a world scratch map from B Brand with only half size of L Brand's. B Brand's design is very similar to L Brand's, but comes in smaller tube size. The printing quality is unsatisfying since some of the white words cannot be clearly seen. After using a coin to scratch the map, we can see obvious scratch marks which does not happen on iMartCity world scratch map. One of the important criteria of scratch map is that it need to be easy for scratching and leave no marks behind. Both L Brand and this brand's scratch maps do not meet this criteria. That's why easy scratch formula is applied on iMartCity's maps.
Let's come back to the comparison between L Brand and iMartCity. When we tried to open the package of L Brand’s map, it is difficult to open the lid and take out the map. The texture of the scratch map is good but there’s a strong plastic smell. For iMartCity World scratch map, it is lot easier to take out the map and the texture of the map is also nice.
Features of L Brand World scratch map:
- Informative with details like altitude, mountains & sea, scale etc
- Countries, cities, hill shading and state outlines are highlighted
- Small white words showing more details near continents
- Small islands become golden circles or dots (Map printing quality)
- Too many words on the map : Geography information > Attractions
- Obvious scratch marks can be seen, not easy to scratch off the layer
Features of iMartCity World scratch map:
- Colorful and attractive > informative
- With famous landmarks & attractions
- More small pictures, less words
- Easy scratch formula
- FREE Scratch pick
After spreading out the World scratch maps, we will notice the tone of two scratch maps are very different. For L Brand, the scratch map is quite informative with many details: Altitude of continents, the names of mountains and seas, different scales etc. Countries, cities, hill shading and state outlines are all highlighted at the scratch map. This seems professional but these details make the map too complicated and bit messy. Especially those small white words near continents and every capital of countries are pointed out.
For iMartCity World scratch map, we can see the continents and seas on the map. Different countries and cities are also marked. The most surprising features are the landmarks and famous destinations around the world! Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Mount Fuji and the Colosseum can be scratched off too. When you scratch off the layer, the attractions will come to life again with colorful pictures. iMartCity World scratch map is designed for leaving precious memories behind and marking down every steps of the trip. That’s why Easy scratch formula and scratch pick are important to travelers.
As we can see, L Brand's World scratch map is more for Geographic study or information collection, while iMartCity World scratch map is more for travel souvenir collection and exploration of landmarks. Scratch Map allows you to log your travels by scratching off the places you’ve visited and reveal a colorful map underneath. We know you wish for a beautiful, interactive and unique World scratch map. That’s why World scratch map is the best choice for you! We also have Japan scratch map, Korea scratch map and Thailand scratch map. Start your journey with scratch maps now!