Northstar Helps Create New Vital Records Standard

Midlothian, TX. – April 29, 2019. Northstar, Brooklyn Park, MN, a member of the Ennis Inc. (NYSE: EBF) family of companies, has helped to create a new U.S. standard that defines minimum security requirements for the design, production and supply chain of United States birth certificates.

This standard, “ANSI/NASPO BC 2019, Minimum Security Requirements for United States Birth Certification Documents”, was developed by NASPO International and the American National Standards Institute along with a committee of industry experts and interested parties.

Tony Orsello, General Manager of Northstar, Brooklyn Park, served as a committee member and provided recommendations to the standards organizations. “The supply chain changes that have happened over the last few years created an opportunity to create a new, more secure birth certificate for use within the United States.  Working with our paper supply partner and adding our expertise in secure document printing allowed us to create a superior product to what has been used for decades.  I welcomed the opportunity to share my experience in the manufacture of vital records with the committee to help define and set these new updated standards,” he said.

The standard was created to protect against fraud and establishes the minimum security technologies that should be incorporated into birth certificates for authentication, as well as the minimum requirements for manufacture and distribution to vital records offices.

About Northstar

Northstar, with locations in Roseville and Brooklyn Park, MN and founded in 1962, specializes in secure documents. Northstar employs production and building procedures that have made it a NASPO-accredited printer. For more information, visit

About Ennis
Since 1909, Ennis, Inc. has primarily engaged in the production and sale of business forms and other business products. The Company is one of the largest private-label printed business product suppliers in the United States. Headquartered in Midlothian, Texas, the Company has production and distribution facilities strategically located throughout the United States to serve the Company’s national network of distributors. The Company manufactures and sells business forms, other printed business and commercial products, printed and electronic media, presentation products, flexographic printing, internal bank forms, secure and negotiable documents, envelopes, tags and labels, advertising specialties, adhesive notes, plastic cards and other custom products. For more information, visit

For Further Information Contact:
Ennis, Inc.
2441 Presidential Parkway
Midlothian, Texas 76065
Phone: (972) 775-9801
Fax: (972) 775-9820