Customized tally books help increase a brand’s exposure while promoting pride among employees; but some work better than others. If you are considering an order of custom books for your team, remember to steer clear of the big design no-no’s. Here are four mistakes to avoid.
1. Forgetting Functionality
We design custom books according to your preferences, so you can pick the colors, printing styles, layout and other features for the front and back covers. While you’re getting everything just right, don’t forget about the functionality part. Your team will need these books to record statistics in the field, so make sure they are suitable for the requirements of the job.
2. Leaving Out Important Documents
The ability to customize inserts is one of our clients’ favorite features when ordering tally books. You have the opportunity to include tables your team needs for reference in the field, employee manuals, important phone numbers and anything else you consider essential. Run down a list with experienced employees before you order your books.
3. Bad Layouts
The layout can make or break a custom book. Have someone from your team or we at Holden can handle the layout if you are not comfortable or familiar with the process. With a good layout, your message will get across to the desired audience.
4. Poor Color Combinations
As with a bad layout, poor choices in color can doom a set of custom log books. Your company colors are best for customized materials, but in some cases you are better off trying something new to grab the attention of your audience. Don’t forget how your books will look in the sun, which is how many people will see them when employees carry them onto work sites.