File Submission Guidelines for Nameplates

This article summarizes the basics involved in sending and preparing artwork for printing nameplates and emblems on a metal and plastic substrates.  For best results and to minimize delays with your order, follow the artwork submission guidelines below: 

Preferred Artwork Submission

HP nameplateSend electronic files - include a color printout of your art for reference.

Artwork can be submitted to: graphics@norcorp.com (please include the part number and your contact information)

File Formats 

Vector Based Files
.eps      Encapsulated Postcript
.ai         Adobe Illustrator
.cdr       CorelDraw

Files with text paths should be converted to outlines. If the text is not converted, all fonts will need to be included.


*TIFF, GIF, JPEG, BMP, PDF and Word document files are not acceptable formats. They are not normally editable for printing. They are useful when sent as a reference or for quoting purposes.

Four Color Process
.psd      AdobePhotoshop
*High resolution 350-400 pixels per inch images

Other Acceptable Formats
.dwg     AutoCAD
.dxf       AutoCAD

Files with fonts should be changed to shapes.  All graphics should be provided with no fills and all polylines closed.

Additional Information

Artwork Modification
Northern Engraving may need to modify artwork to meet manufacturing requirements.

Electronic proofs are available for review of final artwork.  The proof must be approved before production begins.

When submitting artwork in vector graphics (EPS, AI, CDR) format, all fonts should be converted to curves.

Specify spot colors with a Pantone color or other color identification.

We assume that our clients are authorized to use the artwork submitted to us for reproduction.  The company placing the order assumes full responsibility for use of artwork or trademarks.  If the product requires a license to merchandise, a copy of the authorization is required.

Minimum Stroke 
Printing: positive & negative .010"

File Submission 
10MB maximum file size for email artwork 
FTP site available upon request



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