Letterhead (Ministers)

These technical specifications (T-270) set out the requirements for departments producing letterhead for Ministers and their offices. Consult your Federal Identity Program coordinator for more information.

Figure T-270: Illustration of the arrangement of a symmetrical Arms of Canada signature and the Canada Wordmark on letter and legal size paper.

Illustration of the arrangement of a symmetrical 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:
      • 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 letterhead.
    • The top of the Arms of Canada is 11 mm from the top edge.
    • The bottom of the Canada Wordmark is 13 mm from the bottom edge.
  4. Official languages
    • Ministers determine the order of precedence of official languages in the identifying signature for their letterhead.

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