5 Considerations Before Printing Your Next Corporate Report

By PRI Graphics | Digital Printing

Jun 21
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Looking to impress your stockholders and potential investors at you next Annual General Meeting?

Our Arizona printing experts have put together these five design printing considerations to take your printed Annual Corporate Reports, product specifications, or other printed reports to the next level including:

  1. Binding options
  2. Fold out sheet options
  3. Printable report tabs
  4. Type of paper
  5. Report covers with pockets

Annual Report Binding Options

The type of document binding style you choose for your annual report printing will likely depend on the number of pages, durability, if you will be mailing out copies as well, and the overall look you want to achieve. Some of the most common types of binding for corporate annual reports include:

  • Saddle Stitching – This is the most affordable method for binding a booklet or annual report. Saddle stitching uses staples down the middle of the folded papers.
  • Comb binding – This is the most common style for binding an annual report that allows the report to open flat. Comb binding is available in a variety of thicknesses and colors.
  • Coil binding – This is still a reasonably priced option for binding your annual report using a single pre-coiled plastic binding. The report will open flat and easily fold in half.
  • Wire binding – This is the most professional and durable binding for slick and sturdy looking company annual reports.

Don’t know what type of annual report binding you need? Ask our report printing and binding experts what they recommend for your report.

Print Fold Out Sheets

Fold out sheets within your annual report are a great way to add extra visuals to impress, or to include larger spreadsheets or detailed financial information that needs more room than your standard page size.

Printable Report Tabs

If your corporate annual report is lengthy why not add printable report tabs to make it easy to find key sections within the report? Your shareholders and investors will thank you when they no longer have to flip through dozens, if not hundreds of pages to find what they are looking for.

Annual Report Paper Stock

Will your standard white paper suffice or would you like to take your report to the next level using laminated or embossed paper? If your corporate annual report design is colorful and visual, you may opt for full color bleeds to ensure no unprinted edges of paper exist in the final document. The decision of what type of paper stock to use for your annual report will likely be influenced by how many copies you are making, how many pages are in each report, how heavy and thick you want the finished product to be, and so on.

Report Covers with Pockets

Annual reports that have report covers with built in pockets are functional places for your stakeholders to store their own notes (after the meeting), or a creative place for you to insert some extra SWAG into the report.

Your Trusted Digital Printers in Arizona

At PRI Graphics in Mesa and Phoenix, Arizona, we work closely with businesses of all sizes to print corporate annual reports, employee manuals, product specifications, and other bound printed documents.

For more information, please visit our manual printing page or speak with our local printers directly by calling our Phoenix printing company Toll Free 877-409-8889.

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The print professionals at PRI Graphics in Phoenix and Mesa Arizona regularly write about digital printing, large format printing, CAD printing, and other custom printing services. Contact us or check back often for new ideas on how our Phoenix printing company can help show off your business!