Hot-stamp art guide

Great designs are usually clear and simple. Please read through the guidelines below to ensure your custom disc project will be a success!


Hot stamp templates

Golf disc templates (formats: .ai, .pdf)  



Hot stamps images should be submitted as 100% black & white. Use one of our hot stamp templates for your custom stamp designs. Artwork must be placed inside the circle guideline. Use only vector graphics and do not use raster images. Final artwork should be 100% black in CMYK color space (C-0, M-0, Y-0, K-100). Acceptable file types are: EPS, AI and PDF.


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.



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 minimum of 1 hour's work will be billed for the in-house artwork designs. 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. To learn more, visit


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.

Artwork cannot include any Discmania logos, unless it is for a Discmania sponsored event and approved by our art director.