Telford, PA (PressExposure) July 02, 2009 -- If you invest in brochure printing long enough and are creating new designs every season, it is quite possible that you develop a habit of having them appear mechanical. Even with custom brochure printing where you do not use templates, it is still easy to go for the old or usual way of printing with its nice clean steps and comfortable (but perhaps boring) pre-set design.
This process may be easy and logical for you as the brochure designer, but for a reader having read a lot of other color brochures it is a great to be so cold and "mass produced". In this guide, we will teach you not to appear as mechanical as this in your brochure printing to avoid "turning off" customers. There are simple five strategies that you can use to achieve this.
â¢ Be a person and engage the reader - A good thing to do first is to change the tone of your brochures. You may not know it, but all marketing brochures nowadays sound the same. They are full of pride and happiness about themselves and want you to spend some money to partake of it. This "company-centric" approach may impress people initially, but if there is no personal touch to the message, it will sound very cold and commercial.
In times like this when you and all of your rivals are doing the same, it pays to be different and personal with your color brochure message. Always aim to convey what your readers may be interested in. Tell them what they may want or need, and then present yourself as someone to help them get that. If you appear to care about your readers, then you will avoid sounding cold and profit-driven just like some companies out there.
â¢ Have your images look alive and tell a tale - Besides being personal with your messages, your brochure images may also need attention. While most companies are content at just displaying their products, or showing nice services, in time this will all look the same for most readers.
To prevent yourself from bowing to this collective similarity, your images should be made to look alive and tell a story. Images must speak to your brochure readers, showing emotion and a feeling of want and need. If you present your image this way, you will surely look more dynamic and alive as a business.
â¢ Use a different font - Next, on the design note, you can also avoid looking boring and mechanical like other brochures by simply using a different font. Most people who print brochures are not creative with their fonts. They want to be safe and utilitarian with their fonts since most of the time you have fonts that stand the test of marketing time.
However, eventually the fonts that you may have chosen can become too common. You readers might even think they have read your brochures before even if they did not because of the same font design. So if you can try to use different fonts when possible to appear new and fresh each season.
â¢ Explore new layouts - Also to avoid looking unoriginal and mass produced in your brochure designs you may want to try and explore new layouts. New configurations of text and images can be a nice change of pace that can make your color brochures more alive and different. By constantly updating, your designs every time you print new brochures you effectively break the curse of looking the same each season.
â¢ Explore new folds - Finally, like new layouts, you may also want to explore new ways of folding your brochure. Trying out different folds and designs for each printing batch makes your brochure printing campaign more interesting and dynamic. If done well, you should have new brochures with interesting designs that can attract readers easily.
Hopefully these tips will help you a lot in managing your brochures making them look animated and not as mechanical as most other brochures of this day. Try to look for new ways and open your imagination to innovative ideas. With a little luck and determination, you should have no trouble making beautiful and "non-mechanical" sounding marketing brochures.