I'm working on a print product catalogue where each product has all of its variations listed in tables. I've just encountered a product that has 120 unique sku's, which ends up spreading the table over 4 pages in the catalogue!
There are only 6 widths, but over 20 colours for each width, which is what makes the table so large.
I'd like to eliminate the repetition and reduce the number of pages that this table uses, while still associating the correct sku with its color. My first thought was to run the repeated data (Diameter, Package, MBS, Weight) in a single row, then display the sku over the actual product colour in a grid. However, with all the colours I'm concerned that'll make for a visually distracting layout.
Has anyone else encountered large tables like this, and how did you display the data effectively?
How can I organise large tables of data, with several duplicated attributes, in a way that is easy to consume?