Business Cards, Common (Ministers)

These technical specifications (T-290) set out the requirements for departments producing common business cards for Ministers and their offices. Consult your Federal Identity Program coordinator for more information.

Figure T-290: Illustration of the arrangement of a symmetrical Arms of Canada signature and the Canada Wordmark on a double-sided business card.

Illustration of the arrangement of a symmetrical 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:
      • all text is black (Process Black) and flag symbol is red (Pantone 032) for ministers;
      • text is black (Process Black) and flag symbol is black (Process Black) for offices of ministers;
      • Arms of Canada is 40% screen of black using 150 line screen
  3. Layout
    • The Arms of Canada and the Canada Wordmark are aligned to the centre of the business card.
    • The top of the Arms of Canada is 2 mm from the top edge.
    • The bottom of the Canada Wordmark is 4 mm from the bottom 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 centred on the card.
    • Text is at least 3 mm from the signature and the Canada Wordmark.
  5. Official languages
    • The order of the official languages is determined by the individual whose name is printed on the card.

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