Special-use Marks: One Color without Screen

The horizontal mark with two colors, as shown here, is our primary mark and is used in the majority of applications. Special-use marks have an important but limited use.

We have created artwork where reproduction with only one color, without any screens, is required.

Examples where this use is possible include:

- Creating a watermark for letterhead

- Printing on a coaster where printing with a screen would bleed

- Printing with a foil stamp

- Embossing or debossing

- Printing on an object, such as a baseball

These special-use marks can be used in PSU blue or black. These marks should not appear in other colors with the possible exception of silver or gold.

The use of our primary horizontal mark in two colors is always preferable. While this one-color mark appears to be the same as the primary mark with the light blue removed, it has important differences.

The use of this one-color without screen mark also applies to all of our entity marks as well.

The entity marks for our campuses, colleges, and administrative/academic units do not have vertical marks. The marks should not be reconfigured as vertical marks.

Never redraw or try to recreate our mark, including our shield or our logotype. Any modification of our mark diminishes its impact and weakens our legal protection. Only authorized artwork may be used.

Primary horizontal, two-color mark

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Special-use marks

Mark, one-color without screen

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Shield, one-color without screen

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Special-use marks

Vertical mark 1, one-color without screen

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Vertical mark 2, one-color without screen

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