10 Cool (and Memorable) Ways to Brand Your Letterhead and Envelopes

May 9, 2017

Presentation plays a major role in the success of your direct-mail communications, which means your letterhead and envelopes need to impress potential customers if you want your marketing materials to be read. For your inspiration, the following lists 10 cool (and memorable) ways to brand your letterhead and envelopes.

1. Nonprofit renewal envelope by Trillion Creative

One of the biggest challenges to influencing nonprofit member renewals and donations is getting them to open envelopes to learn more. This envelope design is both striking, relevant to the nonprofit and membership, and intriguing with copy that promises to explain both what the organization has done in the past and its plans for the future.

 nonprofit envelope


2. Colored letterhead background by Passport Design Bureau

Letterhead printed on colored paper is a great way to make your brand stand out, as depicted in this branding package for The Daisy Bank Soap Co.

 colored letterhead background


3. Foil stamped letterhead by Dawson Beggs

Foil stamping adds a touch of elegance to any printed piece, and can play a large role in branding sophisticated identities. Notice how the foil stamped text stands out on this letterhead for the fictitious Argonaut hotel.  

 foil stamp letterhead


4. Silhouette watermark on letterhead by Logan Johnson

Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this letterhead design, which does an excellent job of capturing brand identity using a giraffe silhouette watermark for Chomp.

 silhouette watermark


5. Boldly branded letterhead by Michel Valois

Two distinct branding visuals are incorporated in this letterhead design for Caroline Boisvert: a yellow-colored background and thick edge stripes, which match the color business cards branding and represent increased results.

 bold letterhead branding


6. Contrasting color envelopes by Nicole Kraieski

Black envelopes are unique and unexpected, and made beautiful with bright contrasting colors that showcase brand identity in this attention-commanding design for Flywheel Design.

 contrasting envelopes


7. Square envelope with large logo by Zippy Pixels

This design is a mockup, but it could certainly be used to get attention for any company or cause with its unique square shape and large centered logo. It’s so different from other mailed pieces it begs to be opened!

 square envelopes


8. Colorful, side-opening envelopes by anabolic and Vadim Paschenko

A large, colorful logo and an unexpected side-open slot help this envelope design stand out. Incorporating unique ideas like this into the mechanics of opening envelopes can make them memorable and fun.

 side opening envelopes


9. Die-cut letterhead by Cody Paulson

Another surefire way to make your letterhead memorable is to incorporate die-cuts into the design. This example showcases the Fieldword “F” logo as a cut-out.

 die-cut letterhead


10. Runoff branding on letterhead by Another Collective

Make a can’t miss statement with typography that’s cut off at the page border. The cut-off draws your attention to the word “wine” in this example, and creates a strong connotation between the brand and the product.

 branding letterhead


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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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