Invoice Templates

Ah, the humble invoice. This document has a reputation for being a bit tedious, especially when you have to create several in a row. But the way you design your invoice actually says a lot about your brand.

First, it represents your business to customers and clients, which means it's important to be professional and consistent. It presents vital information about your products, services and pricing, so its layout needs to be easily read and understood. You also have the opportunity to stand out by using branded elements like logos, fonts & colors.

Many people turn to invoice generators when they need to design a few invoices quick, but that's not always the best choice. They offer very little flexibility or customization, resulting in the same design over and over. It's hard to show off your brand's unique personality with a cookie-cutter design.

Instead, create a strong brand impression with one of our free invoice templates. Thanks to our intuitive online designer, you can adjust fonts and colors to match your brand, then upload your logo (and other images) to complete the look. Drag and drop design elements with ease, then download print-quality PDFs. It's so simple and attractive, you'll wonder why you ever bothered with programs like Word.

Still using Excel for your invoice templates?

Excel works great for spreadsheets, and the formulas can be handy for making invoices. But what do they say about your brand? All those square boxes and awkward text placements don’t exactly project a stylish, professional image.

Google Sheets gives Excel a run for its money by allowing multiple users to collaborate on a single document in real time... but you’ve still got the boxes and text to deal with.

What if we told you there’s a way to create professionally branded invoices that handle data, text and images with ease?

Ditch the spreadsheet and say hello to a brand-new way to create beautifully branded invoices. We’d like to introduce you to an online publishing tool that works well and looks good. Say hello to Lucidpress.

Why create branded invoices with Lucidpress?

Lucidpress offers a fast and easy way to create invoices that stand out. Don’t use the same tired, recycled Sheets or Word templates that everyone else does. Our invoice software combines the sophistication of expensive graphic design suites with the simplicity of your favorite online tools.

Customize free invoice templates

Choose from a variety of pre-made invoice templates to build stunning invoices that turn heads. With Lucidpress, it only takes a few clicks to choose your own colors, fonts, images and more. Even if you’ve never designed anything before, it’s easy to drag and drop your way to perfection.

If you want to design a completely unique invoice for your brand, start from scratch or import an InDesign file. Want to share your design with others at your company? Turn it into a lockable template that can only be changed in certain ways, ensuring a uniform look for your company’s accounting department.

Save time with smart fields

With Lucidpress, you don’t need to be a design genius to build an invoice. And there’s no need to recreate elements that are going to stay the same, like company name and address, every time you make a new document. Include this information in your account’s smart fields, and Lucidpress will automatically insert it for you.

Multiple users? No problem. Fields like name and phone number can be updated by each individual user, so your client’s Accounts Payable department always has the right contact information. It’s never been easier to keep everyone on the same page.

Dive into data automation

If you like saving time with smart fields, you’re going to love data automation in Lucidpress. Data automation empowers you to connect different types of data to your Lucidpress account, so you can pull that information directly into your invoices.

When you use data automation, you can quickly change the information in a document depending on which row of data you select. Imagine watching your invoice magically populate itself with the names and numbers from your spreadsheet!

Lucidpress connects to Google Sheets, XML feeds, and other data sources. Learn more about how to use data automation in this article.

Lucidpress vs. spreadsheet software

Back in the early days of computing, spreadsheets were the invoice software of choice for small businesses. Sophisticated accounting systems existed, but they were too expensive and contained extra features that many businesses didn’t need.

It makes sense that many businesses hold on to the idea that a program like Google Sheets or Excel is the best option for creating and sending invoices. It’s familiar. Of course, just because something’s been around a long time doesn’t mean it’s the best.

How does Lucidpress stack up against the competition? Can it really go head-to-head with a heavy-hitter like Google Sheets? Let’s find out.

Formulas vs. data automation

Formulas, like data automation, are dynamic in nature. Formulas, however, deal specifically with math. Data isn’t always dependent on mathematical calculations. It could be plain numbers, text, links, or anything else you need to reference.

Formulas rely on your input to work correctly. How many times have you stalked ancient internet forums to find that one formula you know exists but don’t know how to type? Even worse, you slowly and painstakingly type in each character and press Enter—only to be rewarded with a big, fat ERROR. Oh, bother.

Data automation, on the other hand, is a hands-off process (heh). It’s relatively simple to connect one program to the other, and items can be locked in place for other users. Once it’s set up correctly, the magic of technology takes over and the process works perfectly for every invoice afterwards.

Supporting text & graphics

Spreadsheets primarily exist to deal with numbers. (Unless you’re making charts, then you need labels. But we’re talking about invoices here.)

If you’re making invoices, you’ll want to brand them by adding your company logo. There’s also client project information, special notes on your invoices, and other things that Google Sheets wasn’t really created for.

Lucidpress is versatile enough to handle everything you throw at it. Data automation? Check. Graphics that match your company’s brand? Check. Want to import an InDesign file, add some data automation, and lock it down? We’ve got you covered, and it goes way beyond numbers.

Collaboration & templates

Both Lucidpress and Google Sheets are cloud-based tools, which means you and your colleagues can collaborate on documents in real time. However, what about a review and approval process? Lucidpress closes the loop (and protects your brand) by making sure invoices are approved by an admin before they can be printed, distributed or shared.

Templates might seem like a small part of why to choose an invoicing software, but they can make a big difference for your brand. You don’t want to spend extra time on visual design, so let us take that off your plate. Whether you’re customizing a template or importing an existing one from InDesign, Lucidpress has the clear advantage when it comes to creating branded invoices.

Lucidpress is the clear winner

Of course, you knew we would say that. So, let’s enjoy a quick recap why Lucidpress is the best choice for creating beautifully branded invoices:

  • Our intuitive online design tool is easy for anyone to master.
  • Data automation trumps finicky formulas.
  • Beautiful templates support both graphics and text.
  • Users can collaborate, review and approve invoices before they go out.

Still not sure if Lucidpress is right for you? Try one of our fantastic invoice templates for free, right now. You’ll be glad you made the switch.