Envelopes, Large White (Ministers)

These technical specifications (T-281) set out the requirements for departments producing large white envelopes for Ministers and their offices. Consult your Federal Identity Program coordinator for more information.

Figure T-281: Illustration of the arrangement of a symmetrical Arms of Canada signature and the Canada Wordmark on a large white envelope.

Illustration of the arrangement of a symmetrical Arms of Canada signature and the Canada Wordmark on a large white envelope.

Requirements

  1. Paper
    • Reproduction method: offset printing or letterpress
    • Envelope size: various
    • Colour/grade: white bond
    • Brightness: 92% (95% ISO brightness)
    • Weight: 75–90 g/m2 (20–24 lb.)
  2. Symbols
    • Signature typeface: Helvetica Light
    • Signature type size: 10 or 12 point
    • Canada Wordmark: 30 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. Return address (use is optional)
    • Signature typeface: Helvetica Light
    • Type size: 2 points smaller than signature type size
    • Position: directly under the text of the signature and separated by one line space
  4. Layout
    • The signature is in the upper left corner of the front of the envelope.
    • The top of the Arms of Canada is 6 mm from the top edge.
    • The text of the signature is 10 mm from the left edge.
    • The Canada Wordmark is centred on the envelope flap, facing right-side up when folded.

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