This guide briefly explains the main checks that you should make when proofing a printed product. It is important to check all elements of the proof as PSXO Design cannot be held responsible for errors that are present in an approved proof, for example spelling mistakes.
Before PSXO Design can print any job it must first be approved or “proofed” by the customer. This stage is very important to ensure that the product is printed as you expect. We’ve suggested the key areas to check in the list below and we always recommend to (if you can) get a friend to give it a once over. It’s surprising how effective a fresh set of eyes can be at spotting mistakes.
Key Areas To Check!
Spelling (and grammar)
Details (Phone numbers, email addresses, dates and times)
Size (A6 is a lot smaller than A4)
Pictures and Logos (are they sharp enough?)
Very often a we will retype information supplied when creating a proof. For this reason all elements on the card must be checked for spelling and grammar (your and you’re), this also includes phone numbers, email addresses, days and dates.
Does the proof have all of the information that you require? For example; with a business card, does this have all of the information required e.g. email, direct line and fax number? With a letterhead does it need the company number, VAT number and registered address?
Is everything on the card going to print the size that you expect? A common mistake is to view a business card on the screen at 200% zoom; hence text is displayed much larger than the final product. It is worth viewing the proof at the final printed size to check that the text is all legible and easily readable.
If you are happy with your proof please let me know and I can rework the bits that need changing before printing.
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