PROOFING YOUR JOB
Frequently our clients request proofs before their jobs go to
print. Here are some guidelines for our proofing process.
TYPES OF PROOF
A proof allows you to see what your file will
look like when printed. The Forms Outlet, Inc. offers several
methods by which you can review -- and make revisions to -- your
print job. Proof and/or typesetting charges may apply.
- FAX - Typically we will fax
you a black and white proof of your job at actual or enlarged
- EMAIL - We can also email a color proof in
PDF format at your request.
- IN PERSON - If you are a regular client,
we may be able to hand-carry a color proof to you.
- PRESS PROOF - These proofs, made on the actual
production press with the paper and ink specified for the job,
are also available for an additional fee.
HOW TO REVIEW YOUR PROOF
If The Forms Outlet, Inc. provides you with a
proof, we cannot proceed with printing without an authorizing
signature. Your signature is a legal contract agreeing that the
work is correct. Please note that The Forms Outlet, Inc. is not
responsible for information not provided by the client or for
errors which are not indicated during the proofing process.
When you get your proof, review it slowly and
carefully, and pay particular attention to:
- SPELLING & ACCURACY - Are there typographical
errors in dates and times, numbers, addresses, phone numbers,
titles, financial information, statistics, photo captions, text
- MULTIPLE PAGES - Are all the pages there
and in the correct sequence?
- PHOTOS AND GRAPHICS - Are all the graphical
elements correctly placed, scaled and cropped? Are they facing
the correct direction?
- DOCUMENT SPECIFICATIONS - Are the trim size
and folding/perforation marks correct?
- COLOR - If you were provided with a color
proof or color separations, is the color reasonably accurate?
- OVERALL LAYOUT - Step back and get the "big
picture." Are the most important elements properly emphasized?
Is all the text easy to read, and does it look attractive on
the page? Are photos or graphics at a high enough quality for
print? Is text that is reversed out of a dark background bold
enough to read?
- SUBSEQUENT PROOFS- Were corrections from
previous proof, if any, made correctly?
PLEASE CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS: (916) 923-3676