HOW TO ORDER ALUM360 NAMEPLATES
Ordering nameplates from Trophykits.com is easy. Here we have prepared some helpful ordering tips.
  1. Background metal color - We offer four choices. Gold being the most popular. Gold is close to a brass finish, but a little brighter and will not tarnish. White is great for colors. Full color coverage will usually work best on a white background. Silver and Bronze are also popular choices.

  2. Corner Shape - Standard corners will have no shaping. This will simply be a 90 degree corner. Notched corners are popular for plaques and photo frames, etc.. Rounded corners offer a nice touch in certain situations. (See product image for example)

  3. Height and Width - Select the height first. This will "expand" the other options for you to select the width and enter your text. Many of our parts (bases and kits) will list the recommended plate sizes. If you are ordering a nameplate for our products, you should see the recommended size in that products description.
    If you are measuring a marble base, you should make the plate a bit smaller than the base. This will prevent the nameplate from sticking out past the corner of your base. For example, if you have a marble base that is 3/4" tall x 5" wide, you would want the nameplate to be 5/8" tall x 4 7/8" wide.

  4. Text - Here you enter the text exactly as you want it on your nameplate. If you use ALL CAPS, then your finished plate will be all caps. It is your responsibility to ensure the text is correct. We will always center the text unless you specify otherwise in the special instructions. If you use a small amount of text, we will make it larger. We will always fit the text appropriately into the space unless you give us other specific instructions.
    We will use Arial Bold font unless otherwise specified in the special instructions.

    HINT
    - If you have numerous plates with different text, you can purchase these very easily by creating a file to upload. in the area for "text line 1", simply enter a note - for example "will upload file". From there, you can prepare a text file (See IMAGE below) on your computer and upload your file upon completion of your order.
    Please note - the upload link will not be shown until you complete the order. After payment you will see the link on the "thank you" page where your receipt is shown. (See IMAGE below)

    NOTE - Please do not e-mail text unless requested to do so.
       We accept the following text file types. .doc and .docx (Microsoft Word) .pdf and .txt files Filenames cannot contain any punctuation such as apostrophes'. (EX - a file named bills-text.txt is good, but a file named bill's-text.txt will not upload).
    We prefer a .txt file created with notepad. All windows versions have Notepad installed. Notepad works well for us because it does not format the text with fonts and such. However you can use any of the other programs mentioned. (See IMAGE below)

    Please avoid centering your text or listing the text in multiple columns.
    We will center and size the text appropriately. We cannot use an image of the text or fax. We require the text in a format that we can copy/paste into our software. (See IMAGE below)

  5. Images and Logos - We can insert your images and artwork or logo in most cases. Please mention your image and where you want it on the plate, in the special instructions.  Acceptable image file types include jpg, jpeg, gif, pdf, png, bmp, ai, eps, psd, tiff, ttf, cdr. We cannot accept images submitted in a word document. Images should be a good resolution (min 150 dpi) and you can expect results similar to - if you printed the image on your desktop printer, at the size you want the image on your nameplate. Images with heavy ink coverage may incur additional charges.
    Filenames cannot contain any punctuation such as apostrophes' (EX - a file named bills-text.txt is good, but a file named bill's-text.txt will not upload).

    Please note - the upload link will not be shown until you complete the order. After payment you will see the link on the "thank you" page where your receipt is shown.
     (See IMAGE below)

  6. Uploading Files - If you are uploading a file, here are some helpful tips. See sections 4 and 5 above for a list of file types. You can upload as many files as you need. Please provide all text info in one file. Do not upload a separate file for each plate or kit. Keep it all in one file. If you have multiple (different) plates and kits, be sure to add a note in your file and group each together.
    Filenames cannot contain any punctuation such as apostrophes'. (EX - a file named bills-image.jpg is good, but a file named bill's-image.jpg will not upload).
    Please note - the upload link will not be show until you complete the order. After payment you will see the link on the "thank you" page where your receipt is shown.


  7. Special Instructions - Here you can leave us notes regarding your nameplate. For example, if you would like to use a specific font or color text/background or a logo that you will upload, you should enter those details here.

  8. Proof - Check here if you will require a proof. Please note that this may cause delays as we may not produce the order until we get a verification back from your e-mail proof. Proofs are usually sent in 1-2 business days.
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