Print Standards Policy for Units in the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences
The Rutgers logotype with the School of Arts and Sciences signature must appear on the front of all print communications no smaller than 1.25 inch wide.
We are happy to assist you in using the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences logo, and can meet with you to work on materials. Please contact the Communications Office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Samples of Print Communications with the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences Logo
Download Logo Files for Print Publications
For your convenience, multiple types of Rutgers logos with the School of Arts and Sciences signature files are available for different types of publications. In addition, different color combinations for the logotype and signature are also provided. After you have read about the different types of files for different purposes and the instructions for use, please go to the urls indicated below to download the necessary files.
The Rutgers Visual Identity system allows for three Rutgers logotype colors: scarlet, black, or white.
The official Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences signature features the scarlet "Rutgers" with a gray "School of Arts and Sciences" and should be used on letterhead, business cards, and departmental documents. For an official stationery template for your center or department, please click here: SAS Stationery Templates and Purchasing.
This signature is provided in file formats for both two-color (most commonly used for self-publishing) and four-color printing (used by an outside vender for full color publications).
For flyers, posters, and other types of print products a one-color logo and signature is usually preferable to print one-color for simple flyers made on copiers or for artistic purposes on more complicated pieces created by a designer. We have included in the files folder all black, all red, and all white versions of the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences signature appropriate for this range of printing needs.
Please read all the instructions below before downloading files and using them.
Download Flyer Template for One-stop Self-Publishing
The link below will take you directly to a one-page flyer template with all-black "Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences" for self-publishing.
The logotype in the document is an EPS file. You do not need special software to use an EPS file.
An EPS file may appear jagged or blurry on screen in a Word document, but will display properly when made into a pdf. It will also print clearly.
Download Zipped Folder for One-color to Four-color Options
For other one-color files, the official signature, and the files necessary for four-color-process printing by an outside vendor, please click on the url below which will take you to a zipped folder. Save it to your desktop or a folder. Access to download the Rutgers Arts and Sciences signature files is limited to a computer within the Rutgers network. To place a an EPS logotype file into a Microsoft document: begin by opening the document in which you want to insert the logotype and then using the “Insert” menu, browse to the graphic where you have saved it on your computer, and click “OK” or “Insert.”
PDF Sample and Instruction Sheets to Download and Save
The pdf files below are also provided to help streamline the process with directions and samples that you can save to your computer for handy reference when using the files.
In the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences Visual Identity Standards Signatures PDF document, you can see sample files organized by the one-color, two-color, and four color folders in the zipped folder. The file name is also included by the sample to facilitate your choice of files.
The Visual Identity Standards PDF includes the Arts and Sciences Identity Policies, instructions for insertion in Microsoft products, a key explaining the different file formats, and a key to the colors.
- Rutgers School of Arts and SciencesVisual Identity Standards Signatures
- Rutgers School of Arts and SciencesVisual Identity Standards and Instructions for Use
Meeting Rutgers Visual Identity Standards
Meeting these Arts and Sciences standards will bring print materials into compliance with the Rutgers Visual Identity Standards. The Rutgers Visual Identity Manual is available as a reference for your publications planning. The portion referring to the Minimum Print Standards is excerpted below.
From the Rutgers Visual Identity Manual:
Print & Merchandise Usage 7.1: Minimum Print Standards
- Logotype Placement
The preferred placement is in the upper left corner on the front cover/panel. However, placement anywhere on the front cover/panel that is appropriate to the design is acceptable.
- Logotype Size and Clear Space
The minimum size of the Rutgers logotype is 1 inch wide. The minimum size of the logotype, with signature, is 1.25 inches wide. There should be a minimum clear space around the logotype equal to the cap “R” height.
- Logotype Color
The Rutgers logotype may only appear in red, white, or black. The preferred color for a signature is gray. See the print color specifications on page 3.1 and color treatment examples throughout chapter 3.
- Full University Name
At a minimum, the university’s full name—Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey or Rutgers University–New Brunswick—should appear in the address block on the back of the printed piece.
The School of Arts and Sciences Minimum Print Standards are in compliance with the Rutgers Visual Identity System.