The proofing process is very important to us. One tiny error or omission can ruin an entire project. We go to great lengths to proof every job for accuracy.
What’s even more important to us, however, is THAT OUR CLIENTS have a hand in the proofing process. After all, we’re working with someone else’s ideas. We feel that they should be the final judge of their own project.
We have created an innovative online proofing system that allows you to view proofs without leaving your own computer.
To learn more about this process please contact one of our representatives at 949-249-1000.
Frequently Asked Proofing Questions:
1. How long does it take for you to complete my order?
Production of a job starts when we have everything we need, not when the order is placed. Our longest processing for a single job was over 6 months, but that is the exception. If digital artwork is received in proper format and not requiring changes, some work can be produced the same day, depending on the number of jobs ahead. If graphics work is required, we don’t even start our production schedule until the proof has been reviewed for accuracy and we receive a signature for financial responsibility for the production. AFTER we receive the SIGNED PROOF, we will give our best estimate of when the job will be completed. Typical simple projects require three or four days to complete, depending on the customers specific requirements for each project.
2. What is a "proof"?
A proof is a way of ensuring that we have set your type accurately and that everything is positioned according to your requirements. Typically, we will produce a proof which will be sent to you online or printed on paper which can be viewed in our store or delivered to you in person or via fax.
On multiple color jobs, we can produce a color proof on our color output device to show how the different colors will appear.
3. Why do I need to look at a proof if I've already given you everything I need to have done?
We employ human beings to produce your work and, last time we checked, humans are not perfect. Your approval on the final proof is assurance that you have looked over every aspect of our work and approve it as accurate. It benefits everyone if errors are caught in the proofing process rather than after the job is completed and delivered.
4. Do I still need to approve a proof if I bring my work in?
Yes, transfer of data from one system to another has the possibility of error, therefore BEFORE we process a job it is necessary for the responsible party submitting the materials, to approve the proof copy and accept responsibility for its content.