While Yale design and identity (i.e., branding) standards allow almost unlimited flexibility in the design of print and online publication projects, the design of letterhead, envelopes, and business cards is limited to specific templates.
Yale’s decision to a adopt a university-wide stationery design has many advantages, from support of Yale’s institutional identity to significant long-term financial savings in administration, design, and production of stationery items.
Letterhead, envelopes, and business cards with the Yale logo and wordmarks are exclusively produced by Yale Printing & Publishing Services (known as YPPS). This is to ensure design and editorial consistency as the system is adopted university-wide. YPPS has streamlined the design and production processes for print and digital letterhead and business cards, ensuring both economy and timeliness in the fulfillment of stationery orders. Organizations within the university are asked to consult with YPPS to develop coordinated stationery suites and bulk business card orders. For digital stationery, “lockup” files in MS Word format—corresponding to the typography and layout of the printed form of Yale letterhead—are produced. Please note that digital stationery is intended for e-mail and other electronic communication only; all print communication requires official printed Yale letterhead.
Official Yale letterhead is printed on high-quality, 100% postconsumer recycled paper watermarked with the new Yale logo. Second sheets, envelopes, business cards, notepads, and other related materials are available in matching—but non-watermarked—stock. Blank sheets of watermarked Yale stock are not available for purchase.
Yale letterhead and business cards are printed by offset lithography in one color only—Yale Blue. In certain cases, stationery and cards may be printed by other means or in additional colors at additional cost. Please contact Jason England at Yale Printing & Publishing Services or John Gambell and Maura Gianakos at the Office of the University Printer for further information about color and printing alternatives for letterhead and business cards.