“Princeton Orange” is defined as Pantone (PMS) 158, the closest ink match to the swatch of cloth showing the orange adopted by the trustees in 1959 and kept in the archives for historical reference.
In print, Princeton Orange should be printed as a spot color (PMS 158) whenever possible. It will never reproduce as brightly and richly in four-color process as it does as a spot ink (bright oranges never do).
On the Web, #e77500 is used on white and #f58025 on black. Note that Princeton orange on white is not an accessible color when used for small type. Please reserve its use for headers or other elements displayed at greater than 24px regular or 19px bold.
Princeton Signature (Logo)
Princeton's signature should be used on all official Princeton publications and websites to signal a publication’s core relationship to the University. Its use is also encouraged on promotional materials for events for which Princeton is the primary sponsor.
The signature should not be altered. The signature is provided to University offices as a “lock-up” with all components sized and positioned correctly. Note also that the signature is a trademark, and uses other than official University materials may violate our intellectual property policies.
The primary signature comprises the two-line (stacked) wordmark and the shield. In print, the recommended width is 1.5 inches (9 picas); below 1.25 inches (7.5 picas) and the text will be difficult to read. On the web, the recommended width is between 150 and 200 px.
The one-line signature should only be used in cases where the primary signature does not fit well, such as on the spine of a book, a narrow banner, or some website headers. Note: On a white background, the shield should not have an outline. In print, the recommended width is 3 inches (18 picas). On the web, the recommended width is between 300 and 350px.
The signature is designed to work best left aligned. Text should align with either the left edge of the shield or the left edge of the wordmark:
Space should be left around the signature; at a minimum, the space should be equal to the height of a capital letter at any given size. This applies to both the primary and one-line signature. If the signature has to be used centered or in close proximity with centered text, increase this space so that the text does not look off-center to the eye when mathematically on center.
Signature File Downloads
- Common signature files for web and word processing (PNG and SVG)
- All primary (two-line) signatures for print designers (AI and EPS)
- All one-line signatures for print designers (AI and EPS)
For print use, variations are marked for either "C" (for coated paper), "U" (for uncoated paper) or CMYK for process color printing. Hairlines are thicker on the versions for uncoated paper. Variants provided for one-color printing or display on a black background, with a hairline outline around the shield:
Variants provided for single-color print only:
Princeton's official fonts are Princeton Monticello (serif) and Franklin Gothic (sans serif).
Campus members with a valid NetID may request access to download Princeton Monticello (Google Drive login required) for official University business use in print or on the web. Individual Franklin Gothic licenses must be purchased from a font foundry.
Note that Princeton Monticello does not render sharply enough on the web for body text, and can appear over-weight when bolded. Its use on the web is only recommended for headers and subheadings, at normal (400) weight.
If you have questions regarding installation or use, please call 609-258-5734.