In this modern world of digital communications it is easy to think that everything happens online. Whilst the majority of your communications with your customers may well be via connected means; email, social media, blogs and the like, there is still a place for a piece of paper.
Letterheads can be used for more than just letters. Depending on the size of your business, you may use your letterheads to print all your customer correspondence. Using them to print out invoices, delivery notes, offers and promotions. The A4 letterhead is a versatile thing, capable of playing many roles.
The three main stays of printed office stationery are: Letterheads, Compliment Slips and Business Cards.
All three need to be consistent in design and quality with a brand and theme that is recognisable across all.
The company's legal name, place of registration and the registration number must be shown on your letterheads, this also applies to invoices, receipts and order forms.
Compliment Slips, again may be less commonly used but still have a role to play. Sending samples out to your customer with a hand written compliment slip shows that you are real people. In an internet age, many faceless companies hide behind their websites. Compliment slips can add that human touch, enabling greater interaction between you and your customer.
Business cards are ubiquitous, used to convey information in small format to your customers and prospective customers. There are a number of things that you should have on your printed business cards; Company name and address, your name, phone numbers, email and web addresses. Surprisingly, we still see business cards without all this information, if you are a multi-national, world recognised brand then maybe this works for you. For the rest of us, make sure your customer knows who you are and where to find you. Business cards are double sided, so why leave the back blank? Space on a business card is at a premium, along with imparting who you are, why not use all the space available to say what you do.
We produce letterheads on a choice of paper weights, 90g, 100g, 120g. Ultimately you can have your letterheads on whichever stock you like. Bear in mind if you need to fold your letters to fit the envelop, using something as heavy as 160g can be less forgiving when it comes to folding.
Letterheads don't need to be printed onto white paper, there are lots of coloured papers to choose from. Just remember not to make it difficult for the message to be read. High quality stocks such as Conqueror add a superior feel to your stationery.
We produce business cards on two different stock weights, 350g and 450g. As standard our business cards are matt laminated both sides. A range of recycled paper stocks are available. With recycled business cards we generally don't put a laminate on. Even though our laminate is bio degradable, putting it on top of recycled cards seems to be at odds with the desire to be environment friendly. Ultimately, there is a wide range of choices to help make you business standout from the rest. If you need help with your business stationery, or you are ready to order, just get in touch.
Compliment slip designs should mirror your letterheads. There should be a continuity of design with enough space to write in your message. A compliment slip should be printed on to the same paper stock as your letter head.
Many businesses require ncr pads or ncr duplicate pads, such as ncr invoice pads or ncr order pads. The amount of pages per set or ply varies dependent on your requirements. 2 ply and 3 ply is the most common. NCR pads vary in size, receipt pads might only be A6 whereas service registers, work sheets etc may be A4.