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Hot-Stamp Art Guide

Great designs are usually clean and simple. Please read through the guidelines below to ensure your event or club disc project will be a success!

Adobe Illustrator Templates

Golf disc template (format: .ai, size: 73kB)

Adobe Photoshop Templates

Golf disc template (format: .psd, size: 368kB)


Hot stamps images should be submitted as 100% black & white, camera ready art. 300 ppi @ print size or higher is necessary to achieve a good stamp. Files can be saved in grayscale mode (as opposed to CMYK or RGB) to save file size. Please have at least 1200ppi @ print size if you are submitting a bitmap image. Acceptable file types are: .psd, .tif, .jpg, .pdf, .ai and .eps.

Coverage Areas

Avoid solid coverage areas larger than a thumbnail. Large solid areas do not stamp well because air gets trapped and causes unwanted drop outs. Outlining can help in most cases.

Minimum Line Width : 1pt

Maximum Line Width : 18pt


Areas of detail that are too small may bridge (fill in). Particularly when a very fine line is created between two dark areas. Very fine lines in conjunction with solid areas can produce “cut-through” from uneven distribution of stamping pressure.


Text sizes should be 12 points or higher to avoid letters bridging. Select fonts that are well spaced within each character. While these are both 12 point fonts, the second example will fill in.


Whenever possible, leave space in the center of your design. The sprue on the underside of the disc can vary in size from disc to disc. This variance can cause unsightly drop outs.

Important Info

Art Charges & Changes/Corrections to Files

We can make changes to your files in most cases. Any lengthy changes may be subject to pro-rated design fees. Additional in-house artwork design is billed at $50.00 per hour. A quote will be issued before any charges are applied.

Copyright Information

All artwork submitted for reproduction must be original work or include written authorization from the holder(s) of reproduction rights. If you have questions regarding the possibility of copyright infringement it is strongly recommended that you research all available resources to insure compliance. The Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) is a not-for-profit organization created at the suggestion of Congress to help organizations comply with U.S. copyright law. To learn more, visit www.copyright.com


Graphics which are determined to be flagrantly violent, vulgar, or offensive will not be reproduced. Discmania retains sole discretion to make a determination in this regard.

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