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Designing letterheads, comp slips and business cards


dt24

New Member
#1
Hi guys,

I am just finishing designing my business logo in Illustrator and wish to design my own letterheads, business cards and comp slips, what is the best way to do this?

Shall i use Illustrator and just set the canvas size as required? (A4 size for letterheads, 210mm x 99mm for comp slips and 91mm x 61mm for bus cards)

Is there anything else i need to take into consideration before sending them off to be printed?

Kind regards
 
#3
Hi guys,

I am just finishing designing my business logo in Illustrator and wish to design my own letterheads, business cards and comp slips, what is the best way to do this?

Shall i use Illustrator and just set the canvas size as required? (A4 size for letterheads, 210mm x 99mm for comp slips and 91mm x 61mm for bus cards)

Is there anything else i need to take into consideration before sending them off to be printed?

Kind regards
cmyk workspace, and bleed. If your artwork bleeds off that is.
 
#4
If you have any corporate colours that you're using as pantone shades, be sure to check how these come out on uncoated stock - letterheads are usually uncoated and this can have a massive impact on the appearance of colour.
 
#5
If you have any corporate colours that you're using as pantone shades, be sure to check how these come out on uncoated stock - letterheads are usually uncoated and this can have a massive impact on the appearance of colour.
Thats why you have the different options in pantone - e.g. 872 C (for coated) and 872 U (for uncoated).
 

zeb

New Member
#7
I usually design logos in Illustrator but I always produce stationery in InDesign. If you have it, I think ID would be a better option, but if not I'm sure Illustrator will be fine.