A letterhead is a printed heading on stationery or other type of paper stating a person’s or organisation’s name, address and other important information. In this article, you will learn seven great tips for creating your own personal or corporate letterhead.
- Consistency. This may seem obvious, but you might be surprised how easy it is to overlook this critical element to creating professional-looking and functional letterhead. It is vitally important that the information on your letterhead is consistent (identical) everywhere you place your letterhead. Names, addresses, phone numbers, logos, etc. must be the same wherever your letterhead appears. The last thing you want is to frustrate or lose a client or contact because you have given them conflicting information. This is important also to ensure your brand identity is maintained – don’t do something completely different than the design already present in areas such as your website and printed flyers.
- Quality Design. It should go without saying. Quality matters. Make the investment in a quality letterhead design. Let us assist you with the design of your over all design theme. Also your personal or corporate logo (if you don’t already have one), as well as with selecting a font that is elegant and easy to read, but also fits the style of your logo.
- Colour. Your logo and other personal or corporate information should stand out from the typeset of your letter, invoices, or other forms of correspondence. Adding color to your logo and contact information will accomplish this.
- Quality Paper. If you’re going to make the investment in letterhead design, then an important element of that design is the paper on which you place your letterhead design. You don’t want your letterhead to look like you simply used whatever paper you had around the house or office.
- Border. Ensure a sufficient border on your letterhead so that people can hold the page without interfering with that which you want them to see. It also looks good.
- Contact Info (Personal). Make sure your letterhead includes information that allows recipients of your correspondences to contact you. This information should include your full name, address, phone number, and email address. Note: if your letterhead includes personal contact information, keep in mind that it is possible that people, other than the intended recipient might see it.
- Contact Info (Corporate). The Companies Act [http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2009/218/contents/made] requires all businesses to include the following information in business-related letterhead:
- Business name
- Part of the country in which the business is registered
- The registered company number
- The address of registered office
- The address of place of business (for LTD companies)
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