Letterhead all by itself makes a statement about the company. This is usually based on the weight, color and feel of the paper. Also, it contributes to the branding of the company. Letterhead can be in various designs, such as corporate layout, traditional layout and casual design with full-color printing. Corporate layout focuses on the corporate logo at the top of the page. Traditional layout is a classical layout that has the company name in the center at the top and the address in the center at the bottom. The casual design is a stationery that can be used for personal invites or announcements.
Many companies and individuals prefer to create a letterhead template in a word processor or other software application. This generally includes the same information as pre-printed stationery, but at lower cost. Letterhead can then be printed on stationery (or plain paper) as needed on a local output device or sent electronically.