Taking the time to make your own office stationery will go far to make a personal impression on your business contacts. Office stationery is a broad category that can include business cards, envelopes, invitations, brochure paper, note cards and more. Creating a cohesive look for all of your office stationery will show your business contacts that you put time into the image of your company. Online, you can find a wide variety of printable office stationery to fit the style of your business.
Picking out office stationery is a strategic process because the design you choose will say a lot about your company. You may be wondering how stationery paper differs from plain old copy paper. The difference is in the paper texture or thickness; copy paper has a standard weight of 20lb, while business letterhead can be thicker or thinner if using fine paper. Therefore, letterhead paper is generally better at catching a reader’s eye. Using letterhead paper to print business letters, reports, or other documents will ensure that they stand out from documents printed on regular printer paper.
Most office stationery designs are simple because the main focus of the page should be the content of your document. For example, many business letterheads feature geometric designs at the top of the document so your eye is drawn towards the content on the page. However, office stationery can also be themed for holidays or decorative purposes and also have details such as foil embossing. If you want to save a bit of money, you may be interested in picking up a business suite which contains a collection of stationery such as letterhead, cards, and envelopes all in one package.
Printing personalized office stationery is very easy, particularly when it comes to letterhead. With a program such as Microsoft Word, you can create and print your own letterhead and envelope designs with ease using the integrated features. You can also use free stationery templates available on the web which come pre-made with guidelines and text boxes. A stationery template will differ in structure depending on the website you download from, but in most cases all you need to do type in your own information into the provided text boxes and then insert your own images or clip art if desired.
IClickn’Print, a free online design program offered for Geographics customers, is also a helpful resource when it comes to designing office stationery. You start by creating your own template using text boxes on a stationery background, or you can select a ready-made template from iClickn’Print. From there, you can customize your stationery using different fonts and color, insert your company logo or other images using the Add Image tool, add free clip art for decoration, and freely adjust any text box or image in a drag-and-drop style. Thanks to all of its immersive design tools, iClickn’Print can help you produce highly professional office stationery designs while saving you money.
Shopping for printable office stationery to create custom stationery items for your company is a fun and hassle-free process. DIY and discover the benefits!
March 2014 M T W T F S S « Jul 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31