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Letterhead StylesThere are several elements to consider when designing and ordering your letterhead. The most common letterhead is plain white paper with the business name and address in black. That is a good choice for some companies, like smaller accountancy firms or law firms. However, there are countless paper options and with current printing technology, there's very little that can't be done with graphics. Some options to consider when planning a letterhead order are:
Letterhead Design Styles
Corporate Layouts: The following two designs showcase some letterhead templates that are appropriate for corporate use. Contact information is generally printed in the header or footer section. A company logo is a crucial design element on all corporate style letterhead.
These designs also demonstrate how a real estate agent or consultants can integrate a thumbnail portrait-style photograph. A personal photograph has the potential to make prospective clients feel more comfortable, as if they know you, before the first face-to-face meeting. Sometimes a faded photo in the background (as seen on the right) can have a warm appeal.
Traditional Layouts: These two examples work well as either businesses or personal letterhead. The classical-style designs communicate simplicity and established values. They are very attractive alternatives to corporate styles.
Casual Designs with Full Color Printing: Utilize the economic advantages of a professional high-volume printer and then imprint any kind of information with your own printer.
You'll get terrific recognition with these styles because they are so colorful and unique. You can put anything on this letterhead. Use it as personal stationery, for party invitations, announcements and advertisements.
Coversheets & Forms:
Don't waste valuable time printing a background graphic for each new task. Printing a “master document” ahead of time will save you time, effort and money. Additionally, a pre-printed Master from a professional printer will be of higher quality.
Printing estimate forms, packing slips, reminder letters in advance means you always send customers and vendors paperwork unique to you or your company.