Factory Seconds and Misprints
Factory second golf discs (also known as X-Out) have slight factory defects that don’t meet manufacturer standards. These defects are primarily cosmetic and are not supposed to have a significant effect on flight characteristics or durability. Because the quality of these discs is not good enough to be sold at full price, you can save some money by purchasing factory second discs.
There are several reasons why certain discs get classified as factory seconds. The most common defects come from unwanted air bubbles in the rim, black specs that somehow end up in the disc, small bumps, and errors in color configuration.
With some of the factory seconds we have seen, we can’t even tell why they didn’t meet manufacturer standards.
To make things slightly more confusing… When golf discs have serious defects that may alter flight, manufacturers like Innova and Latitude 64 recycle the plastic rather than try to resell it. Discs made from this “recycled plastic” are sold as a unique plastic blend called “echo star” or ” recycled.” These discs aren’t actually factory seconds, they are simply a different plastic blend made from recycled materials — and usually priced less.
We do carry several recycled discs available for sale. This plastic is an option for many of the common Trilogy Discs. These plastic types are known respectably as “recycled”, “reprocessed” and “Bio Fuzion” and are found under the individual disc pages.
Latitude 64 factory seconds have an oval silver stamp marking them as “factory second.” Innova marks their factory seconds (including Millennium Discs) with a F2 stamp. Prodigy seconds are marked with a small “Prodigy X” stamp.
Click this link to search from our assortment of X-Out Factory Second Discs
Misprint Golf Discs
Misprint discs met manufacturer standards for the actual disc but have flaws with the printed stamp. In many cases these discs were stamped multiple times. This Dynamic Discs Trespass was stamped twice in slightly different places.
In other instances, the foil didn’t set properly and created a flaw in the print. Sometimes these print blemishes are very minor. In this Misprint Latitude 64 Halo, you can see how the O is slightly faded, and how part of the Gold Line emblem is blank.
Once in a while, discs are simply given the wrong stamp. While it may have the Ape stamp, it’s actually a Valkyrie. Always look at the handwritten or engraved disc name on the bottom of the disc to determine the actual mold.
The reality is, after a few throws disc stamps are going to get scratched anyways. Discs that are double stamped are unique, and sometimes create even more impressive artwork. The double stamp of this Westside Stag gives it a unique 3D effect.
If you’re the type of person that likes high quality discs, but not high prices, misprint and factory seconds are your best bet for low-cost discs.
Best Way to Find Misprints and X-Outs
For consistency and ease of entering the data, we enter all misprints or factory second discs into our system with the term “x-out” listed after the plastic name in the plastic type field. If you see the plastic type is “Star x-out”, then the price has been discounted and the disc you will receive is a misprinted or factory second version of Star plastic.
To view the misprint and factory second golf discs we currently have available, the link below will take you directly to all the search results.
The best way to find misprints and X-Outs on InfiniteDiscs.com is by using our “Advanced Discs Search”
Under “Stamp” you can select “Misprint” or “X-Out” and then narrow down your factory second search by disc brand, type, color, or flight ratings. (Note: We don’t always enter “Misprint” in the stamp type, so while this search can pull up some specific misprint discs, not all misprints will show up under this search.)
For detailed instructions on how to use our advanced search, watch this video: