Business Cards, Single-Sided (Arms of Canada)

These technical specifications (T-261) set out the requirements for single-sided 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-261: Illustration of the arrangement of an asymmetrical Arms of Canada signature and the Canada Wordmark on a single-sided business card.

Illustration of the arrangement of an asymmetrical Arms of Canada signature and the Canada Wordmark on a single-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 symbol is 2 mm from the top edge and 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
    • The text margin is 20 mm from left edge of the card. English and French columns are separated by a space equal to three times the x-height.
    • Text is at least 3 mm from the signature and 4 mm from 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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