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7 Tips for Creating Cool Report Covers

7 Tips for Creating Cool Report Covers

There's sometimes an unfair association between report covers and boring, drab, stark designs. You can have creative report covers and still maintain your professionalism, as long as you stay true to the message you're trying to deliver in your report. An interesting design will also allow you to stand out above the crowd and create a stronger brand identity. Use 4-Color Printing The 4-color printing process uses a combination of cyan, magenta, yellow and black to create a bevy of … [Read more...]

5 Essential Report Cover Design Do’s and Don’ts

5 Essential Report Cover Design Do’s and Don’ts

Your report cover design has to juggle many functions at once--it has to excite readers, represent your brand, market your business and accurately sum up the contents of your report. With so many factors that go into creating a strong cover design, it can be frustrating trying to create a harmonious balance of catchy, creative, charismatic and cohesive elements. Unfortunately, this can often lead to overzealous design choices that do more harm than good. Color What Works Color … [Read more...]

The 8 Best Annual Report Covers

The 8 Best Annual Report Covers

When designing the cover for your company's annual report, you should take a peek at what others have done before you to draw inspiration. The best annual report covers use bold designs that tell the story of the past year while looking forward to the future. When you look at these daring cover designs, consider how you can apply similar creative thinking to your own designs to create an annual report cover that sticks with investors all year. CGIAR Here's an example of how … [Read more...]

Branding Blunders: The 2012 London Olympics Logo Controversy

Branding Blunders: The 2012 London Olympics Logo Controversy

The Olympic Games are no stranger to controversy and tragedy--and the London Olympics logo is a little bit of both. Since it was first revealed two years ago, the logo has been met with criticism for its radical design and even religious uproar when the word "zion" was thought to be hidden in the text. The 2012 Olympics logo may be divisive, but there's still a great deal to learn from it about the pratfalls of biting off more than you can chew when it comes to edgy design concepts. What's … [Read more...]

6 Design Ideas for Tax Return Report Covers

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Receiving money is always a happy occasion, and tax return report covers only help to add to the excitement. You're giving a gift to your clients -- the tax refund amount that you expertly helped them accomplish -- and a gift like that deserves to be presented in an attractive package. Select the Right Colors We associate different colors with different emotions, so choosing the right color scheme for your report cover is important. Color can be determined by the stock, the ink or a … [Read more...]

5 Custom Tax File Folders for an Orderly Office

5 Custom Tax File Folders for an Orderly Office

For accountants and tax preparers, a small mistake can quickly become a huge headache and a possible IRS audit for their clients. Most accountants know that tax file folders help minimize the amount of small mistakes made. However, you may not realize that there are more options than just the standard design for tax folders. Breaking out of the typical mode is the best way to utilize these folders for the success of your business and your clients. Different Folders Need Different … [Read more...]

5 Design Tips for Financial Report Cover Pages

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For many companies, an annual financial report is one of the few rare occasions where they get to show investors and partners how their business is developing. Your financial report cover should invigorate its readers and make them excited about the goals and accomplishments your business has achieved. Because of this fact, there are different design considerations to take in for a financial report as opposed to marketing materials that go out to clients and potential customers. Design with … [Read more...]

A Complete Guide to Presentation Folders with Brochure Slits

A Complete Guide to Presentation Folders with Brochure Slits

The best marketing collateral has a place for everything and everything in its place. A presentation folder with a brochure slit demonstrates this principle by providing a spot for your informational brochures and pamphlets. Without a dedicated location for these materials, they would move around inside your folder and end up looking disheveled and unprofessional. If you're not yet familiar with brochure slits, then get to know more about this useful marketing tool. What is a Brochure … [Read more...]

9 Highly Professional Business Report Covers

8 Highly Professional Business Report Covers

In a way, business report covers are similar to shoes. Most people have a variety of shoes because some are better for certain occasions than others. Similarly, there are covers that fit certain reports and certain situations better than others. Variety is the key to a good shoe closet, and it's also the key to effectively using report covers. One-Piece Covers Standard One-Piece Cover A business report cover sheet made from one piece of stock allows you the freedom to either bind … [Read more...]

Why Use Slip Cases for Custom Binders?

Why Use Slip Cases for Custom Binders?

To the uninitiated, slip cases for custom binders might seem like an extraneous design choice -- after all, who needs a binder for their binder? The answer is that you do, at least if you want to ensure that you're getting the most out of your 3-ring binders. Slip cases are about more than just the added aesthetic; they also provide additional organizational options and help to extend the longevity of your binder. If you're curious about adding slip cases to your custom binders, consider all … [Read more...]