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Business Card/Letterhead

Recommendations for business cards, letterhead, and envelopes? I have the design, just need a good firm to produce them.

Is there much price difference between local firms and national online? How about turnaround time?

Anyone have any experience with the downtown print shop? Recently moved from the spitzer to the gardner building?

created by MrGlass419 on Jan 20, 2014 at 03:26:35 pm     Comments: 18

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Could you not print your own letterhead and envelopes? Its just a matter of getting what you want it to look like and printing on a good quality paper with a good laser printer. Same with envelopes. Business cards I can see getting made though.

posted by MIJeff on Jan 20, 2014 at 03:32:54 pm     #  

"firm to produce them" ? Do you mean a printer to print them? or do you need layout work?

posted by Molsonator on Jan 20, 2014 at 03:34:53 pm     #  

I occasionally write letter for a company, and I have just the letterhead saved as a word document, I open that, type what I need to then save as a different document without changing the original letterhead word file. Can print envelopes right from word as well including return address think you can even add the bar coding for mail delivery under the send to address.

posted by MIJeff on Jan 20, 2014 at 03:36:43 pm     #  

I forget the name of the place, but there is a thermographic printer in Toledo that only works as a wholesale supplier to companies like the Print shop. The Print Shop can get you reasonably priced printing on letterhead and envelopes.

I prefer envelopes and letterhead to be in raised print that shows that you're not just a stiff printing up shit on your computer. It looks more professional and isn't very expensive.

posted by jimavolt on Jan 20, 2014 at 03:53:50 pm     #  

jimavolt posted at 02:53:50 PM on Jan 20, 2014:

I forget the name of the place, but there is a thermographic printer in Toledo that only works as a wholesale supplier to companies like the Print shop. The Print Shop can get you reasonably priced printing on letterhead and envelopes.

I prefer envelopes and letterhead to be in raised print that shows that you're not just a stiff printing up shit on your computer. It looks more professional and isn't very expensive.

+1. When I get something on copy paper with a letterhead that came of an inkjet printer, I just assume they are fly by night.

We use Greenwood Printing for all of our letterhead and business cards. They are over on Stickney.

posted by Ace_Face on Jan 20, 2014 at 04:01:04 pm     #  

Molsonator- Just the printing. I have the layout and designs.

posted by MrGlass419 on Jan 20, 2014 at 04:03:02 pm     #  

I would probably ask what you are using the letterhead for? That would determine how much I would put into the printing.

posted by Molsonator on Jan 20, 2014 at 04:09:11 pm     #  

I've used Triple D printing in Rossford a few times and the prices weren't bad. The work was good also.

posted by lfrost2125 on Jan 20, 2014 at 04:10:11 pm     #  

Thank you for the thermographic suggestion.

I've also always liked gold foil options.

I would like the cards and letterhead to have a high end appearance.

posted by MrGlass419 on Jan 20, 2014 at 04:27:58 pm     #  

I PMed you a message but now that I read this - I might recommend HOT graphics or Metzgers.

posted by Molsonator on Jan 20, 2014 at 04:31:13 pm     #  

posted by Ace_Face on Jan 20, 2014 at 05:23:03 pm     #   2 people liked this

When I get something on copy paper with a letterhead that came of an inkjet printer, I just assume they are fly by night.

Sorry, I find this so funny. I used to work at a very successful law firm who printed letterhead on the laser printer - we had some of the most successful local individuals and businesses as clients. Is there a difference between an inkjet and laser printer for you?

posted by MrsArcher on Jan 20, 2014 at 06:39:38 pm     #  

Raised printing (thermography) is not used much on letterheads anymore. The heat of laser printers will melt the printing and leave track marks on the copy. There is a heat resistance UV system, but no one around here has one. Regular raised printing can be imprinted on an inkjet if you wanted to. Foil stamping is very expensive, but can be found online cheaper, if the foil part is a stock art . Downtown Print Shop is really more of a copy shop and not a full range printer. If your looking Downtown, then Superior Impressions on 12th Street would be your best bet. Otherwise any of the other recommended shops would be just fine.

posted by OldTimer on Jan 20, 2014 at 08:13:27 pm     #  

MrsArcher posted at 05:39:38 PM on Jan 20, 2014:

When I get something on copy paper with a letterhead that came of an inkjet printer, I just assume they are fly by night.

Sorry, I find this so funny. I used to work at a very successful law firm who printed letterhead on the laser printer - we had some of the most successful local individuals and businesses as clients. Is there a difference between an inkjet and laser printer for you?

Doesn't matter if it is inkjet or laser (although laser looks better), homemade letterhead looks cheap. It might be a little better if printed on stationary instead of copy paper though.

posted by Ace_Face on Jan 20, 2014 at 09:02:55 pm     #   3 people liked this

Ace_Face posted at 08:02:55 PM on Jan 20, 2014:
MrsArcher posted at 05:39:38 PM on Jan 20, 2014:

When I get something on copy paper with a letterhead that came of an inkjet printer, I just assume they are fly by night.

Sorry, I find this so funny. I used to work at a very successful law firm who printed letterhead on the laser printer - we had some of the most successful local individuals and businesses as clients. Is there a difference between an inkjet and laser printer for you?

Doesn't matter if it is inkjet or laser (although laser looks better), homemade letterhead looks cheap. It might be a little better if printed on stationary instead of copy paper though.

Yeah, our clients didn't think we were 'cheap'; maybe the bond paper we used was our saving grace.

posted by MrsArcher on Jan 20, 2014 at 09:33:20 pm     #  

Yeah, at my former employer, we printed our own "letterhead" for day to day use.

However, we still had a stock of the real stuff for very important or official correspondence.

posted by mom2 on Jan 20, 2014 at 10:30:03 pm     #  

Once I started having to put my email address on letterhead, I quit ordering it from printers. But I will say, I keep an eye on the business claims that people make (hundreds of clients, 20 years experience in an industry, high-ranking positions). If they are or were important, they shouldn't be sending cheap paper. If they send paper at all.

posted by viola on Jan 21, 2014 at 10:44:05 am     #  

95% of my correspondence is on line. All but two clients get invoiced on line. Proposals are sent mostly on line. I could easily go without letterhead.

posted by Molsonator on Jan 21, 2014 at 11:28:05 am     #