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When you need to have business letterhead printed, you'll often have an idea in mind of how you want it to look. You, or someone in your office, could create the layout of your business letterhead on the computer, or you could have a design or printing firm create it for you. If you choose to layout your own letterhead, be sure to include any graphics (such as logos) or fonts used in the layout when giving your digital file to your letterhead printer. Also be aware that some companies only accept digital files in certain formats; some of the most commonly accepted formats are PDF (portable document format), Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Publisher. Then you'll want to pick your paper (paper made with cotton is considered among the most professional) and ink (thermal, or raised ink, or flat ink are two options). Finally, be sure to ask for a “proof”, or a single copy of your letterhead, before you have your entire order of letterhead printed. It's important to make sure that your business letterhead looks exactly the way you want before your entire run is printed.