Artwork Requirements:  

An .eps file, (Adobe Illustrator) – clean “vector art” with all text/fonts converted to outlines.  Include fonts and Pantone colors with your file.   No scanned art.  High resolution camera ready layouts created in “Illustrator” preferred.   If unavailable, art charges apply.

That’s it.  Plain & simple.     Send promotional item artwork


This is the best alternative for submitting your art. Digital artwork guarantees the highest quality of imprint possible. We operate on Apple Macintosh & PC platforms and accept files saved for the following applications.  We prefer PC files:

Adobe Illustrator 10.0.3Convert all type to “outlines”; include all placed EPS or TIF files in the same directory; Note: the native file format for this version is PDF what may require conversion to EPS and, consequently, additional charges may apply; to avoid this charge, save the files as version 8.0 or earlier);

Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1For 4-Color Process: files must be saved as TIF, EPS or BMP formats, in CMYK mode, at minimum resolution of 300 dpi with print size set at 100%; for silkscreen imprint: each color should be separated in one file with registration marks (and trapping, if applicable) and files must be Black-&-White, TIF format, in Bitmap mode (50% threshold) at 1200 dpi;

Macromedia FreeHand 7.0: convert all type to “curves”; include all placed EPS and/or TIF files in the same directory (see above for EPS and TIF formats specs);

Quark XPress 4.1.1: if working on Mac, send all fonts (screen & print) used in the document ; include all EPS and/or TIF files used in the same directory (see above for EPS and TIF formats specs);

Attention: any artwork created on different operating systems must be converted to EPSTIF or BMP format before submitted (we cannot perform this conversion). We DO NOT accept computer generated artwork in MS Word, MS Office, MS Publisher, PowerPoint unless we are re-creating the art for our standard fee of $95.

Please note that due to increasing problems with viruses and anonymous spam email, we now have a formal set of requirements for ARTWORK SUBMISSION.

If submitting artwork via e-mail, the above guidelines must apply and the following procedure should be followed:

1. Refer to your Company & Order number in the subject title of the e-mail message;

2. Include a description of the file(s) attached (file format, application, version), the  company’s name, and a contact name with phone number in the body of the message;

3. Then, attach the artwork file(s) or the directory(ies) to the message and send to: Lucite Art Department Only e-mail files up to 2 MEGS.  Over 2 Megs you must compress the file.

Note: to avoid corruption of attachments while in transit, convert the file(s) or the directory(ies) using DropStuff (if working on Mac; save as .SIT – note: do not submit .SEA or .IMG) or “WinZip” (if working on PC; save as .ZIP – note: do not submit .EXE or .SEA).


If your e-mail complies with all requirements, we will review the file(s) and hold for order details then begin preparing your PDF proof layout once order and payment have been settled.

Note: due to the variety of applications, platforms, servers, connections and ISPs available on the Internet, we are not responsible for undeliverable, incomplete, incompatible and/or corrupt artwork received via e-mail.

We also accept artwork saved in Mac OS formatted Iomega Zip 100Mb disks and/or CD-ROMs.


If you are not able to provide digital files, you may submit your artwork as “camera-ready“; that means it must be…

Black and white line art, color separated with all necessary traps and registration marks and output at 100% of the actual imprint size in PHOTO QUALITY reproduction.

Artwork from a laser printer, reproduced on office copiers and/or transmitted via fax is NOT camera-ready artwork.

We will accept Laser Quality output as camera ready only if it is 200% or larger of the actual imprint size (up to 8 1/2″ x 11″), black and white, color separated with registration marks and trapping (when applicable).

We can assist you in creating camera ready artwork for $65.00 per hour. If no layout instructions are supplied, we reserve the right to arrange copy and logos at our discretion. Approved proofs are required and they are final. We are not responsible for the quality of imprinted products produced from artwork that does not meet the above specifications. A layout proof approval form is supplied upon request (additional charges may apply). Additional approval will be required if the artwork does not comply with our requirements. Production time does not begin to run until the artwork proof approval form is acknowledged by you and faxed back to us.

These specs are subject to change without notice.


Additional Digital Art Details:

Computer Disk Requirements:

Disk artwork must be submitted in accepted formats only. All files must be in EPS format. Please convert all fonts to outline. All colors must be converted to sport colors with correct Pantone numbers. Please include a hard copy of the artwork with the disk.

 We CANNOT accept the following formats:   (we can re-do them for $95 art fee)

  • PowerPoint files. Excel, Photo software, Kodak, MS Photo. etc   (these are not usable “art”  files)
  • Any word processing files such as Publisher, Word or Works.
  • PDF, DOC, PUB, TIF, BMP, JPG and GIF file formats are not acceptable as “clean artwork”

Note: MAC users:    Please save your files in BinHex(.hqx) or your file transfer may be unsuccessful.

PMS Color Match/ Charges:

No charge for color matches!!    PMS matches may appear different than in PMS books and cannot be guaranteed because of the heating casting process..

4 Easy Ways To Order

• By phone:
To place an order call (toll free) 800520-1691 or 401-841-5646 (international) between 9am-6pm eastern standard time.

• By e-mail:
To place an order, you may e-mail your artwork, size, shape, and details to us @

• By Fax:
Fax your request, diagram, and all details ( quantity, size, shape, art colors etc) anytime at 

•By mail:
Mail your order with check or money order payable to A Better Idea. 
1151 Aquidneck Avenue, Suite 498, Middletown, RI 02842-5255

request an art quote:  Send promotional item artwork

With your art files, include quantity, shape, size and all details of request.

Submit Lucite or Acrylic Request & Quote Form


OR CALL NOW:  401-841-5646  or  800-520-1691  & ask for Lucite Quoting