Graphic design and writing samples

Checking your printer proofs

It’s critical to review the final proof(s) provided by the printer as carefully as you reviewed the ones you received from us. Unless you do a press check, the proofs from the printer are your last opportunity to make changes to the piece. And, you would NOT want to make any changes once the job goes on press, unless the change was absolutely critical; changes at this stage tend to be very expensive for the printer to make. Changes at the printer proof stage usually incur additional charges from the printer as well, so you’ll want to inquire if you decide to make any corrections.

We recommend that you check the following when you receive your printer proofs:

Ask the printer if you have any questions about the color quality or photo quality on your proof. Special note for digital printing (as opposed to offset printing): Please be aware that your PMS (Pantone Matching System) colors will NOT be an exact match when reproduced with a digital printing process.

Confirm that all of your text is present and in the correct font. (On rare occasions, a font fails to load at this stage.)

Check that the last changes you gave us appear.

It’s wise to proof everything one final time.

Ask the printer and/or us if you have any concerns or questions about anything you see on your proof.

You should review and approve a paper sample.

If your job is a spot color job (one that uses PMS colors as opposed to a full-color piece), you should review and approve PMS chips if this is your first job with these PMS colors.

Please do NOT sign off on your printer proofs until all of your questions are answered and you are completely satisfied with the job.