Tag Archive: Design

Layout Ideas for Work Order Forms

Posted on April 6, 2017, by Progressive Printing Team

Custom work order forms designed around your work flow can help your business run more efficiently. You should choose only the information your company will be using. Eliminating unused boxes will save time when filling out forms and makes for easier record keeping.

The layout will depend heavily on your own unique business needs. The purpose of this post is to walk through some of the most commonly used elements found on work order forms. Take your time to review these common elements before sitting down to create your own work order form.

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Do I really need to see a proof?

Posted on January 21, 2013, by Progressive Printing Team

Proofing-2In today’s competitive business environment where everyone can launch a website and be in business in a matter of minutes; sometimes the only difference between a legitimate business and a fly-by-night operation is the details in accuracy or flaws of the website or printed material of each company.

Have you ever read an article and came across a spelling or a grammatical error and thought, how did this obvious mistake not get caught by the author? Didn’t anyone proof read this? Did you at that instance lose interest in the article or the writer’s credibility? Most readers do!

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Design an Invoice Form with Microsoft Excel

Posted on October 31, 2012, by Progressive Printing Team

Today, most business computers are equipped with Microsoft Office which includes useful programs such as Word and Excel. If you are in need of a custom invoice form for your business, you already have the program that you need to design such a form. You may be a little surprised to learn that Microsoft Excel is a great tool for designing your own forms. If you think of it, most forms are simply composed of rows and columns that create boxes that can be filled in. Since Excel is a spreadsheet program, it can be relatively easy to set up the boxes needed to create your own form. Follow this thorough tutorial to learn the ins and outs of designing an invoice form from scratch. You may need a form that is a very basic or you may need a really complex form. Our goal is that by supplying this tutorial, you will get started in the right direction.

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Custom Design a #10 Envelope Using Microsoft Word

Posted on October 12, 2012, by Progressive Printing Team

Word Env #10 - Intro ImageAre you tired of handwriting your return address on envelopes? Look professional when sending out your mail using envelopes printed with your return address and logo. This tutorial will guide you in using Microsoft Word as a tool for setting up the design for your pre-printed #10 envelopes. You will then be able to print the envelopes with your own printer or you can send the file to a commercial printer for printing.

If you follow this tutorial for #10 envelopes, your design will comply with United States Postal Service regulations.

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What Should Every Sales Invoice Form Have?

Posted on October 5, 2012, by Progressive Printing Team

Sales Inv Form Components - Invoices SamplesSales Invoice Forms are very important documents for businesses that rely on selling merchandise. This form documents what is being sold and to whom. Like many business forms, invoice forms can come in a variety of sizes; just choose the size appropriate for your business. Half sheet invoice forms (8.5″ x 5.5″) are perfect for businesses that need to fill out invoices on-the-go or if you typically have smaller orders. A slightly bigger form that may work for your business is the 8.5″ x 8.5″ size; it offers a little more room to include more items sold. If your sales are usually large or you need a lot of room for details, then the 8.5″ x 11″ form will be perfect for your business. This larger form will accommodate additional legal verbiage such as return policies and warranties. Regardless of the size that you decide to purchase or design for you company, most Sales Invoice Forms are composed of the same elements.

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How to Design a Business Card Using Word

Posted on September 4, 2012, by Progressive Printing Team

Business Card Template Tutorial

Whether you are just starting a new business or have been in business for a while, you will need to have business cards printed. Sure there are various websites out there that offer hundreds of business card templates for you to choose from, but you may not have the time to sift through them all. You need something simple and custom, a business card with your most important information and possibly your company’s logo. To save time and money, you should have them printed through a professional printer, but you want to stay in control of the final design. This tutorial is the solution to your business card woes. Most businesses have access to Microsoft’s Office Suite which includes Microsoft Word. You do not need an expensive graphics program to design your own business card. Just follow this step-by-step tutorial and you will have a complete business card design in no time.

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