How to design a letterhead

Ben GidneyUncategorized0 Comments

I’m Ben, a Freelance website designer born in London. I often get asked about my print design service which is usually included in a Branding package.

Recently, a fellow designer got in touch with me to request tips on how to create a really great letterhead for a client. I thought I’d note 5 of the tips I included in my reply.

  • Simplicity is Key Remember the letterhead is the identity of the document, not the content itself.
  • Branding The letterhead needs to reflect the company’s branding including the logo, fonts a d colour scheme.
  • Include the right details The most important goal of the letterhead is to tell the viewer who it’s from. But you may also want to consider including your Social and website addresses, telephone number (extension if necessary) and email details. Remember it may be a legal requirement to display your identification number, for example if you are designing for a Charity.
  • Design for bad printers The design may look incredible coming out of your commercial printer, but it may look awful being printed out of a budget one. Simple designs are best for avoiding this issue.
  • Don’t overdo it on colour You don’t need to include the spectrum, and using too many colours may draw attention away from the letter content. This rule tends to apply in other areas of design too.

I hope those 5 quick tips help as a guide to your letterhead design project.

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