Keep the Design Simple
The key to printing custom notepads is restraint. Make them stand out but keep them simple. Provide your company name and logo at the top, phone number, address and website underneath; that's it. Notepads are a great prompt or reminder of YOUR company, and possibly just enough to stop a fickle customer from forgetting you, even for a moment. Don't clutter it up, or use up too much of that useful space with catch phrases, designs and borders. It is, after all, a notepad — but that prime real estate at the top is for your business information.
Laying out and printing a notepad or memo pad is very straightforward. Decide on an attractive size, how many pages per pad the total number of pads you want, how much space at the top of the page your information will cover, whether to use color or black ink only, and the type of writing paper. Common notepad sizes are 4.25" x 5.5", 4 x 6", 3.5" x 8.5", 5 x 7", 5.5 x 8.5" and up to 8.5 x 11". Pages per pad range from 25 to 100 or more, and some like to add distinctive details such as rounded corners. Choose easy-to-read fonts that are "sans serif," such as Impact, Arial, Myriad or Verdana, and use white paper — it is usually more cost effective, and shows off any kind of pen, pencil or marker.