Even while most companies are evolving to be more online, letterheads for law firms are still required as part of day-to-day business. Maybe the letter itself is never actually printed these days, law firms still send out letters through email.
Remember, letterheads are used for more than just an official letter or correspondence. Normally other more general business admin paperwork is done on either the letterhead or a slightly modified letterhead. Examples documents are: estimates/quotes and invoicing, even for proposals and contracts This is because all the same details (logo, contact details, address) are the same for both.
Digital or Print?
I believe you don’t have to have an either/or situation. You can have both. One of the downside of print letterheads is the old way of doing them where it was more economical to print tens of thousands of them and store them in your office. But with the reduction in price for office printers, it might be more economical to print letterheads on the go. Of course, if you have a detailed design, two pager or lots of colour going to the edges, you will still need to print letterheads and just print the content on them in your office. But with a pretty simple design you can print them as you go.
Either way, your letterhead should also be set up to work with digitally. So having a Word template that has all the letterhead design built in. This way, whenever you type a letter, you can type directly on your letterhead. It’s great for when you are exporting your documents as PDF since the letterhead design is then also included.
So either way, digital or print, you should have a template designed for you. If you have a print letterhead, your template design should allow you to simply open the document, type and then print onto your pre-printed letterhead with no complications. In case you didn’t get one of these from your design company, insist they send one because it really was part of the deal in having them design one for you.
When getting a digital letterhead, the template should have also the letterhead design built in. In both, the fonts and margins should be all set up so you never have to think or remember these things. Saving you time and making sure all your documents are consistent. Because consistency is key.
Lakazdi designs letterheads for law firms, print or digital. If you need your existing letterhead converted to be a digital letterhead, Lakazdi does this too! To start, purchase through the web store which will collect all your information so we can get started right away.