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  • making letterhead

    i have a client that wants to be able to print his letter head from his office printer...simple black and white on a laser. I am wondering when i make his letterhead the best way to do this. what format is the best to have the logo in. do i just insert it into word or wordperfect? whats the best way to make this. he doesnt want to have his letterhead printed professional...than feed it back through his printer. he jsut wants to print from office. could really use some advice on this.
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    Your best bet is going to be to save the logo as a JPEG format, as high-resolution as you can without making the file size overly huge. Since it's black and white, you should be able to save it at 600 dpi and it will work fine.

    You might want to set up a template for the client, so that the position of the logo remains static.
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    • #3
      most office printers don't print bleeds, either. Just something to consider when designing it.
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      • #4
        than just implant the jpeg into the word document? maybe set it up in a locked table or something?
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        • #5
          Put it in the header, it's hard to click and edit those once they're in place.
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          • #6
            Wouldn't it be better with a .wmf for a Word document?

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            • #7
              morea is right. watch the margins. typically, the gripper (what pulls the paper through the printer and guides it through the fuser) requires a 1/4" margin. to be on the safe side -- and to acommodate fax machines, which notoriously suck for cutting things off and distorting images -- you might want to leave a 1/2" margin on all sides. better to be safe than sorry.
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              • #8
                I believe the correct term is giving letterhead.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by fredrich
                  Wouldn't it be better with a .wmf for a Word document?
                  Yup. If you're supplying graphics to Office apps, wmf is usually best.

                  Sometimes you run into problems, but if you don't you tend to get a lower file size and higher quality.

                  Also, once you've made that word doc with the logo in it, don't forget to save it as a word template. That way they're less likely to accidentally make changes to it.

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                  • #10
                    whats wmp format. not familiar with it
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                    • #11
                      wmf = windows metafile - it's the internal format of office and the Windows clipboard. It's basically a vector format. If you export from illustrator, wmf is one of the options.

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                      • #12
                        and normally it seems to be a smaller file size I have noticed.
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                        • #13
                          ok. what about if we use wordperfect. it cant read wmf can it? do you just suggest jpeg? it will be black and white so i guess i could use bmp or gif or something. what yall recommend?
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                          • #14
                            Well, I can't even remember the last time I saw wordperfect...

                            If it's wordperfect on Windows, it'll probably work just fine, though. As I said, wmf is actually the format of the Windows clipboard, so most apps support it in some sense.

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                            • #15
                              How about .png? Or is that a no-no?

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