Here at, we don’t just produce advertising materials such as printed leaflets and brochures, we also offer stationery printing. According to the Start Up Donut (a website which aims to provide new businesses with valuable guidance and tips), your letterheads, business cards and other pieces of branded stationery “say a lot about your business” : Checkout their article: How to design your own business stationery. So it’s essential that your business stationery looks both professional and aesthetically appealing which is achieved with professional graphic design and then topped off with high quality printing on a luxury paper stock. In order to achieve this optimal business branding we’ve decided to give you three easy-to-follow tips.

1. Keep it subtle

When you design your own business stationery, it can be tempting to go a bit overboard. After all, you want to emphasise the importance of your brand and draw attention to your business. However, overly-elaborate letterheads, compliment slips and business cards can look unprofessional and garish rather than attention grabbing. Instead, utilise a small, simple logo, a minimal amount of text and (if necessary) a straightforward, understated pattern. This will make your printed stationery look refined and give your business an air of professional confidence.

2. Choose a neutral colour scheme

Your letterheads and compliment slips should utilise very light, neutral colour schemes. This ensures that the information which is ultimately written on your stationery won’t be obscured or hard to read. It also helps to underscore the subtlety of your design and therefore makes your stationery look more sophisticated. You can get away with using darker, richer colours on business cards if you choose, simply because these aren’t meant to be written on. Even here, however, you should still opt for a simple colour scheme and avoid garish hues. Remember to keep to the same paper stock for all your printed business stationery items to ensure consistency throughout.

3. Include a slogan/strapline

While it’s important not to put too much information on your printed stationery, you should always include a short slogan. This helps to reinforce your business’s identity. It is a fantastic, straight-forward way to convey your brand’s personality.

Here at, we want to ensure that your designed and printed stationery is second-to-none. The three tips we’ve provided in this blog entry will help you design the best branded stationery possible. If you’re stuck for inspiration and would like to test a couple of different designs before printing checkout our letterhead templates, here you’ll find professionally created designs for you to easily edit with your business information and this will lead you onto the different types of stationery printing we offer.

If you would like to speak to a member of the team please don’t hesitate to get in touch at


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About is a long established family-run print company based in the Tees Valley. Specializing in high quality lithographic and digital print. Our machinery is state of the art and is continuously updated to offer the best in print quality. We pride ourselves on customer service and relations in terms of responsiveness, dependability and competitive prices. Our friendly team of experienced and specialised staff are flexible to the needs and requirements of the customer. We continually asses all company activities in order to lessen our carbon footprint, and in recent years we have reduced our non-recyclable waste by 66%. By advising clients on stock, size, pagination and finish, we aim to minimize inefficiencies and wastage on their jobs, also providing them with direct financial savings. We are certified with the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and World Land Trust, which ensures that our specified papers are from sustainable, legal and well-managed forest sources, and therefore we are able to bear the FSC logo on your printed products. Continuous innovation and progression in raising our industry standards has helped provide better print and minimize our environmental impacts. For more details and insight into our business you can visit our website at: If you would like to get in contact you can email us at : or call on 0845 2993 923


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