Letterhead (Arms of Canada)

These technical specifications (T-240) set out the requirements for the letterhead, for departments identified by the Arms of Canada signature and the Canada Wordmark. Consult your Federal Identity Program coordinator for more information.

Figure T-240: Illustration of the arrangement of an asymmetrical Arms of Canada signature and the Canada Wordmark on letter and legal size paper.

Illustration of the arrangement of an asymmetrical Arms of Canada signature and the Canada Wordmark on letter and legal size paper.

Requirements

  1. Paper
    • Reproduction method: offset printing
    • Letter size: 216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 in.)
    • Legal size: 216 x 356 mm (8.5 x 14 in.)
    • 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: 9 or 10 point
    • Canada Wordmark: 30 mm wide
    • Ink colours: text and Arms of Canada are black (Process Black) and flag symbol is red (Pantone 032)
  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 letterhead.
    • The top of the arms is 12 mm from the top edge.
    • The signature text starts 38 mm from the left.
    • The Canada Wordmark is 12 mm from the bottom and 38 mm from the left. It is 30 mm wide and aligned with the left side of the signature text.

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