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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

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

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...]

5 Things to Look for in a Durable Presentation Binder

5 Things to Look for in a Durable Presentation Binder

Nobody wants to have to replace something they bought due to inferior craftsmanship — therefore, heavy duty binders are your best bet if you want a durable marketing tool that lasts a long time. Wear-and-tear is unfortunately par for the course, so your binder should be able to withstand the normal weathering that afflicts any printed marketing tool. If you don’t know what makes a binder durable, here are a few things to look for to help you make the best possible purchasing … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Presentation Binder Stand Out in a Crowd

How to Make Your Presentation Binder Stand Out in a Crowd

Presentation binders can help your company stand out above the crowd -- however, don't assume you're the only fish in the business pond that uses them. Unique binders with eye-catching designs are the best way to ensure that your company is breaking away from the competition and forging a distinctive identity. Here are just a few design choices to consider if you want to create unique presentation binders that are truly one of a kind. Using Visual Imagery The easiest way to stand out in a … [Read more...]