When you are starting a new business, your printed materials will act as your marketing pieces. Your business card, letterhead and website, as well as any other publications you create, such as a brochure or newsletter, should reflect the theme and colors of your business. Keep your materials consistent and professional to improve the image of your business. This article will guide you through making letterhead for your business.

Step 1.

Launch a word processing or desktop publishing program, such as MS Word or Publisher. You will be creating a new blank document in the program.

Step 2.

Decide on your business theme and colors. Your letterhead and business cards should be consistent. If you have a website, your letterhead should also reflect the theme and colors of your website. Choose a font color based on the look of your other pieces.

Step 3.

At the top of your new blank document in MS Word, type your company name. Click on the “Center Text” button in the toolbar.

Step 4.

On the next line, type your address, email and phone number. Click on the “Center Text” button in the toolbar.

Step 5.

Using the Insert menu, place a graphic next to your company name that reflects the theme of your business and is consistent with your other printed pieces. For example, a wedding planning business might use the image of a dove or two intertwined wedding rings.

Step 6.

Print your letterhead on quality paper, such as resume paper. Your paper color should also reflect your other pieces. For example, if your business card is printed on ivory paper, your letterhead should be also.


Print one draft copy of your letterhead and have someone else proofread it for typos and style.


If you do not know how to use your computer program or printer, ask for assistance or tutoring on the technology.