Print Proofing

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Print Proofing

After original art is digitized and a digital print file is prepared a Proof is printed to check the quality image of the digital file. Creating a print proof is a necessary step in producing a quality final print. 

 

What does a Proof Show Us?

 

Print proofing will tell us a lot about your image before you invest in a final print run.

 

Our Standard Proofing Formats are used to verify that the digital file is prepared correctly to our specifications to assure the digital image will be acceptable prior to starting your final print run. A proof also allows us to see your image printed on the substrate you have chosen for the final print reproduction. This allows us to make any minimal refinements in the printing process.

 

Proofing is also helpful printing an image on various substrates to determine which affect best showcases the artwork in a final print. We offer several print proofing formats.

 

Standard 8.5″ x 11″ Proofs
With paid print order you will receive one standard 8.5″ x 11″ full image proof and one standard 8.5″ x 11″ patch proof at no charge. Proofing Only services may incur a fee for standard & custom proofs.

 

Full Image – reduced to fit on an 8.5” X 11” sheet.

Maintains the aspect ratio of your image sized to fit paper. It also allows you to see the total image for color, cropping, and overall quality.

 

Patch Proof – an 8.5” x 11” section of the artwork scaled at a 1:1 ratio of final print size. We select an approximate 8” x 10” area within your final image size that captures the artistic nuances to check pixel clarity and artistic details.

Standard Proof Formats Example
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Full Image – Reduced to 8.5”x 11”

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Patch Proof – 8.5”x 11” Section at Actual Size

 

Proofing Variations
We use our standard 8.5″ x 11″ format with full image printed on our Standard Substrates. Additional charge per proof will be estimated for standard and custom sizes including custom substrates. Special orders may incur proofing fees.

 

Match Print Proof
Many fine artists and photographers prefer to see a proof of their full-sized image prior to starting a final print run. A Match Print Proof is an exact reproduction or your final print run format, print size, and substrate. Match Prints can also be scaled to a smaller size maintaining aspect ratio if final print is exceptionally large.
Additional charge per proof will be estimated.