You'll almost certainly need list view, though really simple reports might also be done with table view.
In List View, the key is to add just one set of your fields to the body arranged in a narrow row, then drag the bottom boundary of the body layout part up to make the body as small as possible.
When you print from this layout, first perform a find or otherwise manipulate your found set so that you only have the records you want to see in the found set, then print your records with the "records being browsed" option.
Beautiful - Phil you are a star thank you so much for your help!
I'm going to owe you some beers at this rate!