I'm Trying To Determine If Die Cutting A Letterhead I'm Creating Is A Bad Idea.
Q: I'm trying to determine if die cutting a letterhead I'm creating is a bad idea. More specifically, I'm thinking about die cutting a curve along the top of the page, rounded off like a hill. It's not a perfectly even curve. It slopes slightly steeper on one side, the right side. I know it's impossible to determine if all office printers would accept it. I've made a mock-up and my office printer accepts it just fine. I know something like this has been done before, for sure? Maybe not? All of my local printers seem to have never encountered this issue...rather, I guess I would have the issues dealing with an annoyed client who couldn't feed their letterhead into their office printer. I got ahead of myself and the client already really likes the idea. Any thoughts or experience with diecut letterhead would be greatly appreciated!
A: -They could always get used to feeding the letterhead into the printer bottom first and then adjust the way their docs print from within their programs. -My take... If the client likes it; If the client has no problems with feeding and jamming sheets in his printers; If recipients of these missives doesn't have problems with it; If it can still be folded and placed in a standard #10 envelope without any problems; If it doesn't become old hat real soon... Like tatoos, if your client tires of the diecut, it's expensive to redo. Remember that these letterheads will be more expensive and time-consuming to print and reprint, and if you don't go to the same printer for the reprints, you have to pay a die charge again.