Contact: Thirstys Limited
Tel: 01604 231280
Int: +44 1604 231280



Guide Templates - Square (Formats; AI, PNG, PSD)
Guide Templates - Round  (Formats; AI, PNG, PSD)
Guide Templates - Round & Square (Formats; PNG, PSD, EPS & AI)


Whether you are an experienced design artist or a novice, if this is the first time you have designed a beer mat, then we understand that you may need a helping hand.

The good news is, you don't need a sophisticated or expensive graphics editor such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop to get started. In fact, many designs we receive have been produced using good photo-editing packages such as Photoshop Elements, Corel Draw or GIMP. The latter is open source and free to download.

A successful outcome has as everything to do with the origination of the artwork and for this, it is important for you to understand what we need from you to achieve our objectives. But you are not on your own, this is a team effort, therefore to assist you to achieve the very best from your design, we have provided 3 useful resources. These include;

  • Artwork Specifications, a step by step guide to designing a beer mat, with information on guide lines, cut lines, fonts, colours, fonts, resolution and acceptable formats for printing. This is available in a PDF format from our Downloads section. of you can follow the direct links below:
  • Bleed lines and cut line templates for both round and square beer mats. We have provided these in several formats, Photoshop (PSD), Adobe Illustrator (AI), EPS and the universal format, PNG which can be added as a transparent layer in your editing package. These templates are available seperately from our Downloads section or the combined for for Round and Square can be downloaded here: .
If you are designing a special shape, please contact us for additional advice and information to assist you in your design.

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