Business Cards, Common (Arms of Canada)

These technical specifications (T-260) set out the requirements for common business cards, for departments identified by the Arms of Canada signature and the Canada Wordmark. Consult your Federal Identity Program coordinator for more information.

Figure T-260: Illustration of the arrangement of an asymmetrical Arms of Canada signature and the Canada Wordmark on a double-sided business card.

Illustration of the arrangement of an asymmetrical Arms of Canada signature and the Canada Wordmark on a double-sided business card.

Requirements

  1. Paper
    • Reproduction method: offset printing
    • Size: 90 x 50 mm (±2 mm)
    • Colour/grade: white bristol
    • Brightness: 92% (95% ISO brightness)
    • Weight: 219 g/m2 (58 lb.)
  2. Symbols
    • Signature typeface: Helvetica Light
    • Signature type size: 6, 7 or 8 point
    • Canada Wordmark: 23 mm wide
    • Ink colours: text and Arms of Canada are black (Process Black) and flag symbol is red (Pantone 032)
  3. Layout
    • The signature is in the upper left corner of the card.
    • The top of the Arms of Canada is 2 mm from the top edge of the card.
    • The signature text is 20 mm from the left edge.
    • The Canada Wordmark is 5 mm from the bottom edge and 20 mm from the left edge.
  4. Contents
    • Typeface: Helvetica Light
    • Type size: body text is 6, 7 or 8 point, the individual's name is 11 point
    • All text is left aligned 20 mm from left edge of the card.
    • Text is at least 3 mm from the signature and 4 mm from the Canada Wordmark.

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