Did you know that letterhead printing is a great way to “legitimize” your brand? Let’s say that you are selling a product and you received a bulk order from the customer. If you will issue a price quotation that’s printed on plain paper, that is probably fine. But if the quotation is printed on paper with your business’ letterhead, it makes the transaction look more official. Letterheads are a printed heading on memos or standard-sized paper. It includes your company name, contact number, email address, physical address, and website. When paired with notepads, envelopes, folders, business cards, and brochures, letterheads can complete your arsenal of printed marketing materials.
Printing and Ordering Tips for Letterheads
The good news is that it is easy to have a batch of letterheads made for your business. Here are some tips on letterhead printing:
- Go with a trusted online printing company.
When looking for any service provider, you want to do your research and compare what each one has to offer. There are digital and offset printing companies available. Digital printing uses desktop printers while offset utilizes big printing presses. Quality-wise, offset is the better choice. You may have to pay a bit more compared to digital but the turnaround time and the finished look of the letterhead will be much better. Also check on the feedback of the printing company when it comes to their response time, quality of customer service, and the package price.
- Learn about your paper printing options.
For letterheads, you can choose between textured white linen and smooth standard white. 70# paper stock is the most popular. For the size, choose from standard size letterhead that measures 8.5” x 11”, legal size (8.5” x 14”), and tabloid size (11” x 17”). You can also check out other options like ordering another blank sheet to pair with the letterhead, or have matching envelopes or notepads printed out.
- Design your letterhead accordingly.
Finally, design your letterhead similar to how you would your company logo. When it comes to branding, consistency is key so all your printed advertising materials should have a consistent look and feel. Do not overcrowd your letterhead with too much information – that’s what business cards are for. You can also be creative in placement, some graphic designers place letterheads on one side or at the bottom of the paper.