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The cost of letterheads and stationery is considerable and businesses, especially the new ones usually try to save money by avoiding their usage. This, however, is counterproductive as letterheads and stationery is extremely important for your business. They help to convey a more professional image of your business and hence lead others to take you seriously. It is therefore essential to invest in letterheads and stationery.
Letterheads and stationery can really burn a hole in your pocket especially if you are a new business but this doesn’t mean that it is not possible to save money on this key investment. You just have to be proactive and look for unconventional solutions, which can slash the cost by as much as half the amount.
The first thing that you can do to save money is designing letterheads on your own. This may sound bizarre since most of us generally don?t have the artistic prowess to achieve feats like this. However, you will be happy to know that it is indeed possible and that we really don?t need to make the letterhead from scratch.
We can leverage the power of the internet to make our lives much easier. All we need to do is take some time to research and make use of countless templates of letterheads available on the internet. We can then choose from these templates and customize them as per our will to better suit our needs. The best thing is that we can select a number of templates, tinker with them, and then print out samples to evaluate how they will look on paper before making the final selection. This will provide you with a greater deal of flexibility as you have more designs at your disposal than you would have otherwise.
Furthermore, it will be much cheaper to print your letterheads on your own than go to a printing service. Furthermore, you don?t have to adhere to the minimum order quantity of the vendors and thus can print as many letterheads as you need. This is especially crucial for growing businesses to which the letterheads will be rendered useless in the event that they change their business name, logo, letterhead etc.
In case you are looking for something original for your business letterhead and stationery, you can greatly benefit by outsourcing. This doesn’t mean that you hire a marketing firm to design your letterhead but you can easily get an original letterhead by employing the services of an art student.
These students are hungry for exposure and will gladly work their heart out in order to gain valuable practical experience and adorn their portfolio with professional work that they will do under you. This means that these students will happily work at a nominal fee or no fee at all while providing you with a letterhead of an excellent standard. Therefore, it is surely an excellent way to get an original letterhead at little cost, which will help you truly stand out.
It is indeed possible to save money on letterheads and stationery if you are proactive.
About the Author: Tim has been working in the printing industry for the last 3 years specializing in promotional clothing and custom promotional pens