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This page is a list of blog posts about printing report covers and presentation covers. For a list of report cover products, see Custom Report Covers.

Custom Report Covers 101

Custom Report Covers 101

You've slaved over a hot keyboard all day and night to make your report the best it can be--now it's time to make it look its best, too. Report covers transform your important documents from a loose collection of papers to an attractive booklet of information. However, there's much more to these presentation tools than simply stapling a piece of cardstock to your report and calling it a day. Fortunately, we've compiled a list of helpful resources that will help you get the most out of your … [Read more...]

5 Design Ideas for Window Report Covers

5 Design Ideas for Window Report Covers

Under normal circumstances, having a hole in something would ruin the product. However, a report cover window is the kind of hole that people go out of their way to include. Die-cut windows draw in readers by creating a sense of intrigue and by visually pulling the reader's attention directly to the first page of your report. They also provide you with a number of different design options to consider. Utilize Different Windows There are a variety of different window sizes and locations … [Read more...]

How to Create an Excellent Cover Page for a Business Report

How to Make an Excellent Cover Page for a Business Report

Without a cover page, your report is just a random assortment of papers, liable to get lost in the shuffle. A business report is your company's chance to show off its accomplishments and get people excited about new directions and opportunities; it deserves to be presented in an effective way. The best way to make your report shine is to give it a little design flair with a report cover that helps to grab the reader's attention and establish a tone. Create a stunning cover page by keeping the … [Read more...]

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...]

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 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...]

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...]

5 Awesome Report Covers for a Presentation

Die Cut Report Cover

When you prepare to give a presentation, you pick out a professional outfit to make you look your best. Report covers are like business attire for your presentation materials — they help you make a good first impression by making your documents look as fantastic as you do. Of course, nobody has just one outfit in their wardrobe—sometimes you want a full-piece suit and sometimes you need something a little more business casual. Report covers are just as diverse, with different cover types … [Read more...]

What Is a Report Cover?

One-Piece Report Cover

You would never buy a book with no cover -- not only would the book be unattractive, you'd have no idea what the title was, who wrote it or what it was about. A report cover is a lot like a book cover -- it answers the vital questions a reader might have about your documents and keeps them looking professional and enticing. Report Covers 101 A report cover is a piece of printed stock that goes over your business reports, creating an effect similar to a booklet or pamphlet. Unlike folders … [Read more...]