Office name plates and department directory signs are produced by the Facililties Management team. A standard size has been established for each type of sign as described below; however, if a non-standard size is required, select the type of sign, and include the dimensions in the required information section of the products request form.
To request office signage, submit a products request.
Office name plate details
Standard dimensions are 4 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W.
The following information is required when requesting office name plates:
- First and last name
- Department name
Note: if a sign is required in a non-standard size, please provide dimensions in the required information section of the products request form.
Department directory details
Standard dimensions are 11"H X 17"W.
The following information is required when requesting department directory signage:
- Department name
- Staff names and titles
- Office number
Note: if a sign is required in a non-standard size, please provide dimensions in the required information section of the products request form, or if changes are required, attach a photo of the current directory, and clearly specify the changes.
How to request window film
- Dean or director to make a window film request to the Marketing and Communications department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- MarCom department to do a mock-up, and review the design with the Facilities department.
- Design is signed off by requester, and the requester’s budget code is specified.
- Facilities department (Ed Visser or designate) completes the Supply Purchase Requisition (SPR), and forwards it to the vendor.
- Request window film
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Facilities Management has developed this window film guideline to preserve UFV’s professional image, project a consistent look and message across our campus, and to ensure a secure working and learning environment in which window screening provides a balance of visibility and privacy.
Graphics and film colour will be consistent across all campuses. Window film is to be translucent, colorless, “frosted”, and non-white. To ensure consistent texture and colour, UFV’s has a prequalified vendor (subject to periodic review). Window film shall be applied using a water soluble adhesive and must be easily removed.
Window panes in doors
Window panes in doors are designed to provide occupant safety by allowing unobstructed outward and inward visibility. Window panes in doors are to remain entirely clear, and are not permitted to be covered.
Interior windows are typically screened with blinds or left unscreened. Exceptions for film application on interior office windows would be considered where an office window looks directly onto a high traffic corridor. In this case, window film for seated privacy should not extend higher that 60” measured from the floor to the top of the window film.
Large windows are meant to remain clear as much as possible (without film). Exceptions to this rule are the use of window film to provide privacy, safety, or to reduce direct line of sight into a meeting space. To reduce redundancy and cost, a window shall have blinds or film, but not both. Requests to screen a large window with film that has existing blinds will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Window film as signage
Window film as signage will not be permitted, except in special cases where window film lettering will announce a department’s “front-of-house”. If lettering is used, it is to be 5” or 2” size using UFV’s “bliss” font, title case, and is to be limited to the name of the department. Hours of operation, “Welcome to”, way-finding instructions, or additional information about the department will not be permitted as window film.
All UFV logo and brand related film designs are to conform to the rules of the UFV band as governed by the Marketing & Communications department.