23 Ways to Profit from Coloured Paper in Your Workplace
Coloured paper isn’t just for craft. Discover the best ways to use coloured paper and specialty paper in your workplace and enjoy the psychological benefits colour has to offer.
Colour has the power to inspire, enhance memory, draw attention, and boost productivity. Too much colour can be overwhelming, but accents of colour have been shown to make a rich improvement to workplaces.
Coloured paper is a cost-effective way to introduce more colour into your workplace, and while white has become the universal default colour for office paper with good reason, there are still many occasions when coloured paper is the better option.
ReportsLarger reports, like your business’ annual report, are easier to digest and navigate when printed on coloured paper. Print each section of your report in a different colour for clear segmentation. Continue your colour theme across into other reports by repeating the colours assigned to each department.
FlyersColour adds interest to flyers and helps draw attention to the information they contain. Get creative here and choose a vibrant colour for the most eye-grabbing effect.
BrochuresLikewise, brochures can be brightened up with the use of coloured paper. You can change the colour with each update to your brochure so you always know whether it’s the most current version.
NewslettersIt can be expensive to use colour printing for large volume jobs like newsletters, so cut costs by using coloured paper. You can even use a different colour for each edition to help them to be readily distinguished from each other.
InvitationsSpecialty metallic paper is an ideal medium for invitations. Quill’s Metallique paper is designed for use in photocopiers, as well as inkjet and laser printers, so you can confidently print your invitations in-house. The luxurious shimmer and texture of the metallic paper adds visual appeal for invitations that people will want to put on display.
AwardsRecognising staff contributions with a certificate is a simple way to boost morale and engagement in your business. Print your certificates and awards onto statement paper, like a parchment or marble finish. Both are an elegant way to make the certificate more than just a regular print-out. Finish it by laminating or framing.
MemosBrand all your memos with your own personal colour so recipients will know at a glance they’re from you.
Internal DocumentsKeep internal documents readily recognisable by printing to a single colour paper. Assign and consistently use the same colour to avoid internal, sensitive documents from getting into the wrong hands.
Draft CopiesDesignate one tray in your printer to coloured paper for draft printing. Choose a pale colour so that draft mode printing can be read against your chosen background. Now you’ll always know a draft from a final version.
InvoicesA brightly coloured invoice will stand out in packaging and highlight its importance more than a plain white one. You could use a stronger colour for overdue accounts to really add impact.
Final NoticesWant to capture the attention of your debtors? Use a fluoro coloured paper for final notices that stand out.
Cover PagesPrinting just the cover page of a document on coloured or specialty paper is like adding a cover to a book. It is a convenient, affordable and aesthetic way to finish your in-house printing.
Title Pages / Divider PagesGo one step further than just a coloured cover page and introduce the highlight of colour to title and divider pages in your documents. Readers will appreciate being able to quickly find the section they are after with the reference of a coloured page.
FilingHaving colour diversity within your filing system allows you to distinguish between sections or hierarchies of importance. Printing some components on coloured paper provides a contrast with the rest of the filed documents for easy retrieval.
PresentationsPreparing presentations for meetings within your business or with external partners or clients requires the highest quality documents you can achieve. The appropriate use of coloured or specialty paper will draw attention where necessary and make your presentations appear professional and impressive.
Signage / NoticesPrint and update internal signage for your business on coloured paper for maximum impact. A bright or fluoro colour will instantly draw attention to your message.
CalendarsPrint your daily or weekly calendars from your Outlook or other program onto coloured paper so you can find and refer to it throughout the day among all the documents on your desk.
Project ManagementMake it easy to manage your projects by assigning colours to each, or to each stage of the project. By printing all relevant documents for that project in its colour you will be able to identify it or its progress swiftly.
MenusFor high turn-over documents like menus, specialty paper offers an economical way for printing your information in black upon a non-boring background.
MedicalColour-coding is a critical tool in medical establishments and coloured paper could assist in consistency for your file management system.
Teaching / training aidesColour is known to aid the recall of new information and is often used in teaching and training. If you’re printing training information, use warm colours like red, orange and yellow for optimum effect on attention.
DisplaysGrab the attention of your intended audience with brightly coloured paper for your displays. Print titles, directions or instructions on colours that stand out against what you’re displaying.
Get CreativeDecorate your workstation or create functional origami using coloured paper. If your workstation has fabric walls you can print motivational quotes on coloured paper and attach directly to the walls. Make your own containers for paperclips, pens or pins with origami. You can update your colours and designs whenever you want. (Origami boxes and container instructions)
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