A company logo on a letter adds a professional touch to any correspondence. There's no need to spend a great deal of money having letterhead printed for your company by a professional printing company. Graphic editing software products and word processors allow you to create your own logos and place them on letters. Learning where to place your logo on letters is easy and can save you the cost and time of professional printing.
Scan your company logo to your computer. Save it as a .JPEG in any graphic editing software installed on your computer. Any editing software will allow you to view your logo and make any edits or corrections required before you use it on a letter.
Size your logo appropriately for use on a letter. Use your image editing software for this. There is no specific size, but be conscious of how the logo will look on your letter. You don't want it to be overpowering or distract from the content of the letter. Consider where you will place the logo on your letter, and size it to fit the area.
Open your word processor. Microsoft Word works well, as does OpenOffice, which is free. Any word processor that inserts pictures will work. Go to the "Insert" menu and choose the "Picture" option. Browse to the location on your computer where your logo is. Click on the logo to insert it into your document.
Click on the logo once it's on your document and hold your mouse button down to drag the logo to the location in the document where you want it to appear.
Save your document as a template so you will always have a letter template with your logo; this way, you won't need to go through this process every time you want a logo on your letter. Save it as a template by going to the "File" menu, choosing "Save As," and selecting the "Template" option. Name the file something recognizable like "Logo Letter."
Before you start to write your letter on your new template, open the template, then save it with a new file name. That way, you are writing on a new document and not your template.
Before printing, load professional-grade paper into your printer. You will not want to print your letter on standard white copy paper.
Carl Hose is the author of the anthology "Dead Horizon" and the the zombie novella "Dead Rising." His work has appeared in "Cold Storage," "Butcher Knives and Body Counts," "Writer's Journal," and "Lighthouse Digest.". He is editor of the "Dark Light" anthology to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities.