A professional letterhead design is an essential element of any business communication package.
Letterheads represent your company to clients - and will typically feature company logo and contact details printed in corporate colours. Ideally, your letterhead will provide easy to read information that is consistent with your other corporate branding. An effective letterhead is a cornerstone of professionalism in business communication.
5 Top Tips for a Great Letterhead Design : How to Deliver the Right Message
1. Define your Letterhead Text
The starting point of any letterhead design is to determine exactly what text will be used within the layout. Company Name and Logo are essential elements to include together with all relevant contact details. Feature your company's postal or street address, phone and fax numbers and email. Your company slogan may be also incorporated if desired.
2. Select your Letterhead Font
If a particular typeface has been utilised elsewhere within the corporate identity - it may be appropriate to use that typeface within the letterhead design. Otherwise, as a rule of thumb incorporate no more than two fonts in any design. Fonts should be selected to remain consistent with company image at all times.
3. Keep your Layout Design Simple
Ensure your letterhead design is easy to read for clients. Remember simple is always best. A typical design will feature a logo and/or Company Name at the top or left corner of the page. Contact details are located in the top right corner. Leave plenty of white space for letter content.
4. Incorporate Colour if Appropriate
Company colours are typically used to ensure the letterhead design remains consistent with other corporate branding. At all times colour must be used selectively to the purpose of emphasising company name. Limit colour choices to those that are consistent with corporate identity. White space remains a key element of any letterhead design.
5. Carefully Review your Proof Copy
Before ordering your completed letterhead from your printer, print out a proof copy and carefully review. Take the time to ensure contact details are correct. Ask others for feedback on your design.
By using the above Letterhead Tips you will ensure your letterhead design is professional and effective. Good luck with your design!
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