Professional annual reports are a combination of great creative ideas, inventive copywriting and a methodical process for annual report production. At Lumino we are committed to researching and educating ourselves and our clients on the latest trends and tools available to companies when producing their annual reports, considering all the options for print and online production.
Annual report production by Lumino has won numerous design and print awards. Our primary focus is to ensure effective messaging and deliver the project on-time and to-budget. The quality of our designs achieves the agreed communication objectives, rather than satisfying an unrelated aesthetic. We believe that readability is paramount and our annual reports never sacrifice clarity and legibility for design ambition.
For us, quality design engages the reader, is visually pleasing and expresses what is individual about a client. We are careful to avoid generic or trend-driven elements. Quality design as part of a managed annual report production process, must also include detailed layout elements, which are frequently overlooked. These elements include:
High quality print and a streamlined online annual report production process is paramount to ensuring the success of any annual report.
we choose to work only with trusted print suppliers who have the same commitment to excellence as we do. Each annual report is discussed in detail with the chosen printer. We review scheduling, press capacity and technical demands, always looking for efficiencies in cost and time. When specifying the annual report production, Lumino looks at every element to consider factors that extend well beyond the basic cost. We look at stock issues such as ink absorption, light reflection and tactile qualities, as well as the usual weight and finish. We also review binding options to ensure the printed report can withstand its expected handling.
We think about the shareholders and other stakeholders and work with our clients to develop the online user persona. We then build an interface that will fit what the intended audience wants to see, how they want to recieve the information and how they want to interact with the annual report online. Online annual report production demands as much attention to detail as in the printed form, coupled with clever interface design, search engine optimsation and considered appropriate functonality.
Every annual report production, whether online or printed, is thoroughly checked for errors at numerous stages. We are proud to say we have never had to reprint a report due to copy or financial reporting errors.
Our designers’ extensive annual report production experience means we know how to produce a job as efficiently as possible and we build this knowledge into the design of time-critical jobs. We proactively manage projects and do what we can to simplify our clients’ tasks. We keep the project running to deadline by starting the initial creative process within a few days of the project being confirmed, to capitalise on the energy and enthusiasm of the team. We schedule the weeks allowed for creative concepts, to ensure there is adequate time for thinking between briefings and team discussions, as well as for the ideas to be realised. We provide detailed production schedules for every annual report we undertake and ensure that these are updated throughout the course of the project to ensure that every project participant is aware of their responsibilities and deadlines.
Our high-end workstations equipped with the latest software enable the team to work as quickly as possible maximising efficiency. In all of our many annual report production projects, we have never yet failed to meet a deadline. We have never let a client down through a lack of planning or under-resourcing. And we never will.