I have a question for seasoned graphic designers.
I’m designing a logo and a stationary including the letterhead. The back of the letterhead uses a very dark background. The question is, is it risky to use such dark background as it will show through on the other side? Or is it risky only with certain paper types? If there is type of paper that is safe to use? Any paper type/brand would you recommend?
This is the stationary:
that is some serious ink coverage there. As such, your printer is probably going to want you to go with a thicker paper stock to begin with. Coated would help as well.
Bottom line, though, is that this is a question for your printer. They will guide you through the process based on the ink coverage and paper style you want.
Do keep in mind that the paper likely still needs to be laser-printer compatible, so you may have to make some compromises…perhaps leaving the back-printing just for the business cards and skip it on the letterhead.
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