Letter Head

Sometimes you can’t help wondering how outdated some of the practices are, which the institutions around us follow. Company letterhead, for example. I wasn’t quite sure what the hell do banks need everything on a company letterhead for. I can understand the marketing aspect of it that you would want to write on a letterhead to your customers, vendors etc. But why does a bank need a resolution with director’s signature on a letterhead to open an account? I mean, isn’t the signature enough? I was quite puzzled as to what does a letterhead really mean other a word printout with company address on it. I called up my dad, who also works in a bank. And all he could say was that – well if there is a company, there should be a letterhead. It is an indication of the genuineness of the company. I was totally taken aback, but decided not to argue with him. What does it take to me to print a letter-head of Google, for God’s sake. A bit of ink from my cheap inkjet printer! So, anyway. I am giving them a printout with our address and logo in the header and footer. Hope that serves to show we are genuine company. We have a colour printer that is!

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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started Pothi.com, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe (http://instascribe.com) with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: https://jayajha.wordpress.com Twitter: @jayajha Facebook: http://facebook.com/MovingOnTheBook

2 thoughts on “Letter Head

  1. Many “successful” things that are and have been done in business seem corny, cheesy or overly simple, and that is also why many people who fail in business fail. It seems to them “too simple” “too corny” and “too cheesy” give them a try – and see how people respond and projects get accomplished!


  2. Documents are required to be furnished on the letterhead of organistion out of legal necessity at times. Though this requirement may not be strictly enforced every time. But it has some forensic reason behind it. You would appreciate that every typwriter of the same make how carefully they might have been made are not identical. When observed carefully under some micro level viewing equipment the difference between each typset of the same make is visible. Even laser printouts coming out of two different HP Laser / inkjet printer of the same brand are not 100% identical. This minute difference (or I would say individuality) in each print / typeset is used by forensic science experts and investigators to decide on the veracity / authencity of documents.Nothing in this world is 100% perfect or identical, it seems.Hope this clears the reason behind documents required by authorities on letterhead, which are even more unique because of imperfect printing techniques and variety of colors and designs used.

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