A letterhead is the printing of the name of the organization, the name of the individual or the business on a piece of stationary. Usually a letterhead is found on the envelopes and on paper. An individual or an organization makes use of a letterhead because it gives a sense of recognition along with a show of authority. When using the stationary with a letterhead, an individual feels pride of knowing that he/she works in that organization.
The letterhead consists of the logo of the organization or the business. If the letterhead is for an individual then usually the name of the individual is printed upon. When designing a letterhead, it is crucial that it must be a representative of the organization it is signifying. The colors and the font should be used that is used to signify and represent the organization. For example if the organization makes use of blues and greens in the logo, then the designing should be done by keeping these colors in mind.
The top of the stationary should consist of the logo so it is viewable whenever one uses it, many prefer to keep it in the corner but preferably the top should be utilized. Contact details such as address and phone number should also be kept as a part of a letterhead. This makes replying easier for the receiver.
Note that when designing a letterhead, make sure that the details aren’t too small so they aren’t readable and aren’t too big so they take up most of the space.