Print Products

These technical specifications (T-305) set out the requirements for signatures and the Canada Wordmark on print communications products. Consult your Federal Identity Program coordinator for more information.

Figure T-305: Illustration of several arrangements of the flag symbol signature and the Canada Wordmark on various print products.
Illustration of several arrangements of the flag symbol signature and the Canada Wordmark on various print products.

Requirements

  1. The signature and Canada Wordmark are applied prominently to all print products, both internal and external, including but not limited to:
    • books and booklets
    • reports and periodicals
    • monographs
    • brochures, leaflets, pamphlets, flyers and bookmarks
    • newsletters and bulletins
    • dust jackets
    • posters
    • news releases
    • fact sheets
    • media advisories
    • invitations
    • display cards
    • product packaging or labels (e.g. for CDs or DVDs)
    • maps
    • information kits and folders
    • loose-leaf binders or similar holders of printed material
  2. The signature and the Canada Wordmark both appear prominently on the front or cover of the product. Positioning of the symbols may vary depending on the size of the product and or the length of the signature.
  3. The size relationship between the Canada Wordmark and the signature is described in T-135 - Flag Symbol Signature and T-140 - Arms of Canada Signature.
  4. Forms, both internal and external, require a signature and the Canada Wordmark. These official symbols appear on the first page of the form itself and on the cover sheet, if there is one. The symbols are not placed on second and later pages. However, multi-copy forms have the symbols on all copies. Forms intended for government-wide or international use are identified by the Government of Canada signature and the Canada Wordmark.
  5. Cheques require a signature and the Canada Wordmark.
  6. Specifications for protection zone, colour, and contrast apply to all products.

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