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 size.
  • EMAIL - We can also email a color proof in Adobe 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 or headlines?
  • 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