East Arlington, TX (PressExposure) May 14, 2009 -- Personal stationery printing is more than just about vanity. A custom print stationery tells something about your character, and projects your personal image to your colleagues, friends and most importantly to your business contacts.
Hence, you must go about doing stationery printing in a good and concerted manner so that you can produce well-designed and purposeful stationery that you can call your own. To do this, you should be aware of four important things.
1. Your personality in your stationery â First off, we can talk about your personality. Custom stationeries should always be designed with your tastes and preferences in mind. Your personality should be reflected in it through the use of images, text, and font styles. So take this into account when creating your own stationery. Try to pick the symbols that best represent you. If you have a favorite animal, object or place, you may want to integrate a symbol of that in your stationery. Also, use your favorite fonts, or try to look for fonts that will make your personality shine through your name, titles and tag lines. You need to form a coherent theme that people will immediately recognize as uniquely you.
2. Proper stationery conventions in your profession - Secondly, you also need to take into account your profession when designing your own stationeries. Since your stationeries can also be used for business or work purposes, you might want to alter a few elements of your design so that it is more appropriate for work. You may want to use more professional looking stationery templates that people can respect. Aim for something simple but functional that has a more or less corporate appeal perfect for business letters, memos and project proposals. People should be impressed with the design and it should project a professional and reliable image to them so that they can trust you better.
3. Choosing the right kind of materials â Next, for your stationeries there is no substituting high quality print materials. Since people will always relate the quality of your stationeries to you as an individual, it is only prudent to impress them by using the highest quality prints and colors for your stationeries. This may cost a bit in terms of letterhead printing, but the investment in your image should really come back to you tenfold if you implement this smart enough. So try to impress people by your high quality prints for your stationeries. This should solidify your look of professionalism and attention to detail.
4. Using different variants â Lastly, you may not want to design only one kind of personal stationery. In fact, it might be best to have your own personal stationery design be considered separate from your personal business letterheads. By doing this, you can further specialize your designs, and adapt them for the specific kinds of people receiving the different types of your stationeries. You can have nice clean and formal letterheads for your business stationeries, while more personal and vibrant designs can be used for your personal stationeries. Of course, this all depends on your budget, but if you are serious about making and using your own personal stationeries, this is the best way to do it.
Well, good luck in making your personal stationeries. Hopefully the tips above have helped you immensely in designing your own stationery for personal and business use.