Creating your own data sheet designs and templates can be a great way to fold your brand image into your sales materials and technical data, but there are several different opinions on what makes a data sheet design good. Your data sheet design will be largely determined by your industry, your product, and your data sheet requirements, but there are a few examples that we’ve picked as some of our favorites.

Simple and Professional Data sheet Design

A sample of a camera data sheet from AcuraPro
A sample of a camera data sheet from AcuraPro

This data sheet, originally intended for digital cameras or security cameras, is a beautiful example of a simple and professional data sheet template. This design allows for a large product overview section on the front page, so the product information is front and center for any potential customers.

Why It’s One of the Best:

The selected colors (shades of blue and gray) convey trust and expertise, and they also correspond with the company logo used here. With the white camera with black accents, it helps to accent the monochromatic minimalism. This data sheet shows what you can do without needing to be colorful and bright; in more conservative, serious industries, this color scheme and design conveys authority.

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How to Use:

Minimalist designs like this one work best in Business to Business or B2B applications where the customer is in business, industry, manufacturing, or finance. It’s not quite eye-catching enough to work in foodservice, retail, and hospitality, but more conservative customers will appreciate the detailed product overview and “just the facts” style.

Easy to Read

Data sheet of TDSmaker
Data sheet of TDSmaker

This data sheet example was created with TDSmaker, and it’s a great example of an easy-to-read data sheet design.

Why It’s One of the Best:

Along the top of the data sheet, there’s plenty of room to add product numbers or version information, and it still leaves plenty of whitespace. The relevant data is presented in an easy-to-scan table, and the main selling points are presented with clear headings and bullet points.

How to Use:

This is a good general-purpose design. The professional photography lends it to more consumer-focused industries (retail, foodservice, etc.), while the whitespace and blue accents give it a more professional appearance that would work in a more conservative business.

Visual Data

An example data sheet for an optic meter
An example data sheet for an optic meter

This is the second page from a data sheet about an electronics device. One of the useful aspects of this data sheet is the technical specifications and the accessories.

Why It’s One of the Best:

The visual organization of this data sheet design makes it very easy to find the specifications, and those technical specifications are essential to determining whether a product will fit in with a customer’s existing setup. One other aspect that makes this one of the best is the use of the accessories section (with images). This section is utilized to help customers remember extra items they may need, but it’s also an opportunity for suggestive selling to help increase the market basket total.

How to Use:

These techniques can be used in almost any industry, but they’re especially important with technical products, like hardware and software, and with products designed to integrate into an existing system. When your product must integrate with the customer’s existing system, clear and complete technical specifications are essential, and using visual organization like this helps to ensure that your customers can find the information they need at a glance.

Final Thoughts

Beautiful data sheet designs can be created in-house or with a graphic designer, but the key to a great data sheet is the DATA, and that data needs to be updated regularly and revised for accuracy as needed.

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