Business Card & Letterhead Designs - Samples of some really cool business car and letterhead designs for inspiration
Create a Basic Identity System - First Impressions in Print - Who are you? How do you look on paper? Despite the surge in email use, professionally designed printed stationery packages are crucial to making a good first impression. The purpose of letterhead and related items is to express an identity, beyond the actual words used in the message.
Create your own letterhead - If you use a letterhead for business or personal correspondence, you're probably familiar with the cumbersome drill of sheet-feeding single pages of preprinted letterhead into your printer. Or maybe you take the approach of placing just the right number of letterhead sheets into your printer's paper hopper and hoping you don't miscount, misfeed, or make a mistake.
Create a Letterhead with OpenOffice.org - This article describes how to create and use a letterhead with OpenOffice.org. Along the way you'll learn how to use a wizard, templates, styles, and even a field or two. The principles described apply to many other documents as well, so even if you don't need a letterhead, you should find this exercise useful.
Designing a Business Card and Letterhead that Make a Great Impression - With your letterhead and business card, you first begin to build relationships with the people who will make your business a success. With a little creativity, you can turn these run of the mill materials into the kind of marketing tools that keep the mill running.
Desktop Publishing and Design Tips : Make newsletters and letterhead look better - f you've got your own business, you know that attracting new customers can be tough. You need high-quality marketing materials to compete with the big businesses.
Designing Stationery - A guide to designing business stationery
Design Tips - Do It Yourself Letterhead Design - Letterhead is one of the key elements to your corporate identity. It is ground zero from a design standpoint. The layout, typestyles, and colors you establish here dictate the design of all the pieces that follow — from your business cards and envelopes to your website brochure.
Just the FAX - Study the differences between designing for faxing and designing for print in this article from About Graphic Design Guide Judy Litt.
Letterhead Planning and Design - The letterhead that you use for your business will affect the image that others form about your company. It is sometimes the first opportunity that you have to present your company to someone. It is important that the design you create for your letterhead reflects the image you want conveyed. Your letterhead will not only provide the customer with your name and address, it will also create an image about the quality of your products or services.
Letters, Labels, and Envelopes Design (PDF) - Like Forms, Browses, and Reports, Letters, Labels, and Envelopes are layouts. Theyfollow many of the same design principles, but the default layout for each is specificfor its type. In Letters, Labels, and Envelopes, you use Rich Text Objects for most oftheir design. Alpha Five Genies help you get set up easily and quickly with all threelayouts.
Letterhead Design and Printing Tips - There area few useful tips here for letterhead design.
Look Good in Print : Seven ways to improve your bulletins, newsletters, and other paper communication - What kind of image does your church project in its newsletters, bulletins, and other paper communication? Is your graphic statement tried-and-true traditional or just plain old and out-of-touch? A tasteful blend of old and new or a hodgepodge of make-do and can't-do-without? What about the copy—is it easy and fun to read or a formidable mass of gray type?
Microsofft Office : Creating Your Own Letterhead - A lot of people want to know how to create letterhead in Word. So in this article I'll show you how to do it. But what's more, next month I'll take this article one step further and show you how to add a little automation to allow your users to click a button and switch between letterhead and plain paper. This will allow them to decide whether they want their letter to have the company logo printed or removed so they can print directly on preprinted stationery.
Print Guidelines for Letterhead - General specifications for the design of letterhead, business cards and envelopes are provided in this section. New items should closely adhere to these standards
Stationery Designs - Tips to creating the right letterhead for your new business.
Stationery Design Tips & Business Cards Design Tips - Get some useful stationary design tips out of this article.
Stationery and Letterhead Design Tips - Are you looking for business cards ? Business cards are an essential part of a marketer's arsenal. When you hand someone your business card, they will form an opinion about your company.
Letterhead Templates - Letterhead Template on this page
Legal Stationary Templates - All templates are in Word
LunarClipse Letterhead Templates - Many letterhead templates to download in Illustrator and Quark
Print 100 Letterhead Templates - Letterhead Templates in Quark, Illustrator, Freehand, and Photoshop
VistaPrint - VistaPrint allows you to upload your customized design...but their templates are on their page and ready to use...so you can use them without using VistaPrint
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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