NFI is your reliable source for advanced custom labels and nameplates.
Graphic solutions that stand up to your challenge.
Do you need labels that will endure harsh environmental conditions? Nameplates that will resist abrasives or chemical solutions? Graphic overlays with exceptionally tight tolerances?
Every day, companies around the world present us with these types of challenges. In fact, our customers return, again and again, thanks to our unique ability to provide advanced custom labels and nameplates as well as faceplates, overlays, and membrane switches. Companies rely on NFI to provide graphic solutions that meet their specific needs – and stand up to their challenges.
Why is NFI known as the global leader in high-performing printed graphic solutions? We believe it’s thanks to our enterprise-wide quality system, called Design-to-Delivery.
Introducing our 4-step Design-to-Delivery system
When you call NFI, you may hear us talk about “D-to-D.” Our Design-to-Delivery system ensures we stay focused on quality, at every step in the process. This means you can rely on us for skilled design and prepress production, exceptional service, a wide range of graphic solutions, and on-time delivery with flexible inventory management options.
1. Design Studio
At this initial step in your project, it’s vital to get it right. In fact, our customers tell us this is a key reason they choose NFI. First, we have a large team of skilled, in-house designers who are dedicated to the design and pre-press process. (Your project is never outsourced.) Second, our experts work with you to select the right material, adhesive, and more to achieve the perfect label. Third, thanks to our D-to-D quality system, we have created a fast, efficient process for you to upload files, review proofs, and approve final art files.
Much care and skill is invested at the beginning of every project to ensure accuracy. In fact, our in-house designers pride themselves on providing expertise in design AND engineering. By focusing on your specific needs, applicable quality standards, and engineering considerations – as well as an attractive design – at the front-end of your project, our Design Studio will ensure the final product meets your specs and exceeds your expectations. Your advanced custom labels and nameplates will look great, enhance your brand visibility, and perform in challenging conditions.
2. Exceptional customer service
Our customers tell us how much they appreciate customer service that goes above and beyond. Our trained and certified reps will guide you to the right printed graphic solution that meets your objectives. In fact, you’ll team with a dedicated project leader who knows your company’s products, assuring you get the high level of quality you expect. At every step, we work with you to ensure the final product meets your specs and exceeds your expectations.
3. Wide range of products created by our in-house production team
NFI was established in 1975. Thanks to decades of experience, innovative processes, and state-of-the-art equipment, we can tackle just about any project. Our entire team – and every manufacturing process – is located in our facilities in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Nothing is outsourced! We have the in-house expertise and flexibility to meet your unique challenges for advanced custom labels, nameplates, and more.
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4. On-time delivery with flexible inventory management options
We monitor our delivery track record, and we’re proud that NFI continually achieves 99% on-time delivery. What does this mean for you? We’ll meet your deadline. Period. Plus, we can expedite projects, so you can meet those rushed deadlines.
We encourage you to take advantage of our Prototype Program. In 3 to 5 days, you’ll receive a small quantity of production-quality product. This is a great way to check that all colors, dimensions, materials, and other facets of your product are correct. (Click to learn more).
When it comes to packaging, shipping, and Vendor inventory management (VMI), NFI is flexible and takes all inventory risks. This enables you to efficiently manage your budget and supply chain. Options include:
• Variety of packaging and shipping options, including FOB shipping point
• Build and hold/build and ship
• Scheduled inventory (split shipments and release times)
• KanBan (global purchase order with no release date)
• Blanket purchase order, with Annual Estimated Usage (AEU)
• Contract pricing (long-term bids with guaranteed pricing)