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Tips for DIY Letterhead Printing

by Kim Smith Online Printing Services
Printing any type of stationery is a task and quite a costly one too. You have to hire a specialized designer, get the designs made which takes time and approve one that best one that reflects the identity of your brand. Most people try to print letterheads in the house but aren’t aware of the basics. There are specific simple tips for DIY Letterhead Printing that everyone should follow to ensure best print quality:

1. Figure out the software and connect the right printer
A normal in-house digital printer for everyday needs is sufficient for letterhead printing on a variety of high-quality paper. You can use software like Adobe InDesign, Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, etc.
You don’t have to be a pro designer to design your own letterhead. You can also download a number of impressive templates online and start printing. You will just have to tweak the templates a little bit and personalize them to fit your business branding needs. Furthermore, you can just choose a visual design and then tailor the design to perfection and print it using an in-house printer.

2. Size matters
Normally, templates have the default size set so you don’t have to do much. But make sure that fix size to fit your location. Letterhead dimensions in US are different from the ones in Canada. So, set the default dimensions and set a dimension in which printable stationery is easily available.
You can also have specific print stationery in your mind and have your own customized sheets available. Based on these, you can set up the basic, customized dimensions and start making letterhead printing designs.

3. Try a border
Conventionally people just make a letterhead on the header portion of stationery. But it looks just as great if you add a vibrant border surrounding the edges or some interesting graphics on the back. You can decrease the opacity of the graphics and add some professional looking, abstract designs like minimal geographical designs to the letterhead.

4. Look for inspiration
Even if you have something in mind, it won’t hurt to look for design inspiration. Go online, browse through numerous letterhead and business stationery design inspiration websites. You can check out numerous free of cost vector and other designs and graphics and download and modify them to your advantage.
Moreover, you can draw a rough outline of your design and start choosing graphics and visuals that best represent your visual theme and start modifying them to fit your design.

5. Try local print shops
Among the most important tips for DIY letterhead printing, you need to focus on visiting a local print shop because they usually have everything you need to be stocked up. The benefit is that you won’t have to run pillar to post looking for the right paper and envelopes and you will get the entire package in one place.

Summing up
Letterhead Printing for a business is not as easy as it seems. It can be quite challenging for someone who is not familiar with the basic printing process and the stationery quality and packages. This is why it’s best to get an expert involved to design the initial packages and print the first stock of letterheads. Once the professional has guided you, you will be better able to print the finalized letterheads on your own in-house.

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Created on Aug 3rd 2018 04:34. Viewed 274 times.

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