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When Letterheads Come In Handy

Aug 15, 2008
Impressions can happen even without two people physically meeting each other as they can communicate between two parties through their writings. And though a verbal statement is considered acceptable, not everything is taken as legal not until it sees print and on an official letterhead of the company.

That is right. Letterheads may be considered as an ordinary heading in a company stationery, yet it spells a lot of difference when doing official business.

In fact, the letterhead has so much importance in the business sector. It represents the company and is considered as the legal document of the company. The letterhead is only used for the official matters relating to different issues of businesses and is considered at the same time as part of the flow of communication within different departments and also to the outside the organizations. Thus, every business has its letterheads for sending letter across the organizations, to send business proposals, to make quotations, making appointment letters, official letter movements, to purchase inventory and related matters.

As a legal document of the company, it can be enforced in the court of law on the basis of a letter head. So letterheads are very important for the business. It gives a corporate image to the people and makes an identity of the company that distinguishes one company from another company.

When planning for your letterhead, consider what feeling you want each of your customers to have when they receive something from you, and incorporate that into your letterhead design. Among the things you should consider is the color. A black and white letterhead can be effective, but there really is no reason why you should not use color. Color printing is not that expensive, and the positive impact it will have on your letterhead is significant. Use colors that emphasize the purpose of your business and that evoke the type of feelings that you want your customers to have.

Another thing to consider is the paper. The smoother the paper, the better your letterhead will look. In fact, for any literature that you print yourself, you will want to use the smoothest paper appropriate for the task.

Consider also the logo as it should play a big role in your letterhead being placed in a visible and prominent location. Since you will be using your letterhead on virtually everything you give out, it is going to build up name recognition for your business and your logo will make that even easier.

While you can use a bleed and other special ink techniques to enhance the look of your letterhead, it really is not necessary. They will significantly add to your costs, and you can make a perfectly effective letterhead without any of them. Try to avoid these techniques if you can.

Also, if you commonly send out letters from your office, you might want to consider getting envelopes that match the type of paper you use for the letters. It may seem like a superfluous cost, but it can have a tremendous impact on the recipients.

Finally, once you have your perfect letterhead made up, remember to use it. Put it on all of your letters and other things that you print from your office. Also, send it along with all of your other printed material when you send the designs into your printer. Your letterhead should appear on all of your brochures, business cards, posters, fliers, and everything else that you use in your marketing campaign.
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Matthew Stanton writes an article about Letterhead and its use and purpose for any business. Simply visit this website at Letterhead
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