I just picked up my new letterhead, and it looks great. Ed Lackman at Guideline Printing was incredibly helpful in selecting the papers and working with Lynn Capestrani at Advertising Concepts to get the colors and bleeds just right. It’s amazing the variety of papers available today, and how much technical information on each Ed has stashed in his head. Lynn also designed the PowerPoint template I use (you can see that in my SAF 2005 presentation). Lynn and Ed’s expertise made the whole process incredibly easy–I just had to pick a few things I liked, and they handled the rest. Painless. If you need design and print services in or around Pittsburgh (well, anywhere for that matter–they’re digital), I definately recommend both of them.
Everything features my logo (which you can see on my homepage at http://www.rjdudley.com). The original logo concept was designed by Molly Masood, but she got swamped with other work, and so Lynn and I traded some work with one another to polish it off and get everything printed. You can see the proofs below; the bright blue was toned down to a more navy-blue for the actual pressing.