How to make a colourful impression when printing reports

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Do you dread the thought of digesting all the numbers from your latest company report or would you relish the opportunity to get up to speed with statistics? Either way, the corporate world is expanding and as companies grow; so do the piles of paper and information.

However, Printernet knows that in our ever forward thinking society we are becoming more creative, more imaginative and more inspired to make our printing brighter and more interactive; so why not make your reports reflect that? We have outlined some important aspects to consider when designing and printing your next business report.


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1) Source different paper styles

The type of paper you chose to print on will be just as important as the completed design. The materials and colours you use will add an exciting dimension to your meeting and excite the reader.

There are hundreds types of paper to choose from that will work well with a good inkjet printer; so whether you are looking for a luxury feel, eco-friendly or a crisp modern effect there are myriad options out there for tangible, colourful results.

The Oki MC562DNW Colour A4 Multi Function Laser Printer would be a smart choice, with low running costs and a paper tray taking up to 176 gsm you can achieve professional printing on most types of paper. 


  • Print/Scan/Copy/Fax
  • USB/Network/Wireless
  • 30 ppm print speed
  • 1200 x 600 dpi (print)
  • 533 MHz processor
  • 256 MB memory
  • Auto double sided printing


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2) Use ‘Out of the box’ designs

Don’t be afraid to think differently about how you lay out your report’s printed design, the way to really impress your colleagues or MD will be with a fresh, exciting annual report which will keep them engaged and interested in what you have to say.

Check out this Annual Report from Biobanco who had a new take on numbers and text mixed with images to make the entire book more mentally and visually stimulating.


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The Lexmark X740 Series is the perfect choice for a busy office printing forward thinking designs. It has a walk-up USB printing capability, preview settings to amend final output and easy brand colour matching.

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  • Print/Scan/Copy/Fax
  • USB & Network
  • 33 ppm print speed
  • 1200 x 1200 dpi (print)
  • 1.2 GHz processor
  • 512 MB memory
  • Double sided printing


3) Infographics are the new spread sheet

Statistics are not always the most gripping subject but they are imperative to keep on top of your company’s finances. 

Most internal printed reports can be long-winded, drowning in information and excel documents; but the growing use of the infographic can change all that.

They deliver a message in a visual, creative format using pictures instead of words and colours or shapes to illustrate your percentages.Research has shown that humans recognise images much faster than text, so make sure you use a diverse range of illustration and videos before printing to convey your data and watch their eyes light up!  

The Brother MFCJ6920DW Inkjet All In One A3 printer will produce beautiful crisp results straight to your office and with double sided printing and 256MB memory, your reports will certainly be larger than life.

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  • Print/Scan/Copy/Fax
  • USB/Wireless/Network
  • 6,000 x 1,200 dpi (print)
  • 22 ppm print speed
  • 256MB memory
  • NFC printing
  • Double sided printing


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