Having professional letterhead is important for any business, but having stationery designed and printed by an external company can be costly. It's easy and inexpensive to make a simple, professional-looking letterhead using free online tools.
Choose a free online letterhead builder. Numerous websites are available. (See Resources.)
Fill in your company details. Most online letterhead builders provide a form where you can enter this information. Usually letterhead contains your company name, address, phone number, fax number, website and email address.
Insert your logo. If you want to use a personalized logo, most online letterhead builders require you to first upload the image to a free image hosting site such as Flickr or Picsa. You can also choose not to have a logo, or to use one of the stock images provided by the letterhead builder itself.
Select your background. Most online letterhead builders offer a range of patterned backgrounds to choose from, in addition to solid colors.
Pick your text colors.
Choose the font and font size.
Follow the instructions provided by the letterhead builder to save, print or email your completed letterhead design.
Preview the document before saving, printing, or emailing it to make sure that all of your information is correct and that you like the layout.
For a professional look, use quality, watermarked paper to print your letterhead. Be sure to use matching envelopes.
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